Editing

Manuscript Editing

  • I will edit the manuscript using Track Changes. This is not limited to books. It may be articles, academic papers, scripts or even website content.
  • I will clean up the formatting using the Styles functionality as necessary.
  • I will comment and make suggestions regarding content and structure as necessary.
  • For non-fiction and academic papers, I will check references and citations but I will not write them.
  • Indexing is available for an additional cost. The rate will depend on the requirements.

Rates: from A$0.02 per word for two (2) rounds of editing.

For ongoing projects or multiple pieces in bulk – such as a series of articles, academic papers, stories or scripts – I am open to negotiating other rates.

For manuscripts that are not ready for this type of editing, I recommend an assessment and/or ongoing support in developmental editing. The rates will depend on the level of support required.

Please email joey(at)joeytoey.com.au for enquiries and please include the manuscript for a free quote.

Editing Sample

This option is for those who are not sure what editing looks like. I will edit an extract from the manuscript of up to two thousand (2,000) words, including cleaning up the formatting as necessary. I will also make general comments regarding content and structure.

It is strongly recommended that this extract be from the beginning of the manuscript. This is because the issues are most apparent at the beginning as well as being the cause of subsequent issues.

This option is also suitable for those who want to take the first step of developmental editing.

Fee: A$80 for up to two thousand (2,000) words.

Manuscript Proofreading

  • For manuscripts that are ready for proofreading, I will do so and make any corrections using Track Changes.
  • I will clean up the formatting using the Styles functionality as necessary.
  • I will comment and make editing suggestions if necessary.
  • For non-fiction and academic papers, I will check references and citations but I will not write them.

Rates: typically A$0.01 per word.

Manuscript Assessment & Development

This is a report on the manuscript intended to help with development and revisions. The report will highlight issues regarding content, structure, punctuation, grammar and expression. Traditionally, the manuscript is untouched and the report can be up to 30 pages. This option may be “nice and proper” but it is inefficient and the rates below reflect this.

Rates:
A$150 for up to 10,000 words
A$200 for 10,001 to 20,000 words
A$250 for 20,001 to 30,000 words
A$300 for 30,001 to 40,000 words
A$300 + A$3 per 1,000 words over 40,000 words

A more efficient and cheaper option is to provide examples in the manuscript with a few pages summarizing the issues. I will selectively highlight issues and make suggestions throughout the manuscript to serve as examples. These examples will be limited in number – that is, I will not highlight every instance of error or potential area of improvement as this is not an edit. The rates for this option are negotiable.

I can provide ongoing support in developmental editing. The rates will depend on the level of support required.

Visual Arts & Graphic Design

I can do artwork and graphics to accompany your text.
The rate will depend on the volume of work and the requirements.

Please email joey(at)joeytoey.com.au for enquiries.

I can accept RTFs but I only work on DOCs or DOCXs. I typically do not work on PDFs.

Latest update: Mar.2024