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$200 Minimum Charge 
2.25¢ to 4.25¢ Per Word (Save 50% Off Proofreading!)

Tier 3 service permits two manuscript submissions rather than one. It is an excellent choice for authors who are confident in the strength of their manuscript and writing, and therefore do not want or need a manuscript evaluation and text analysis as part of their package. The Tier 3 service provides a thorough copyedit along with an exacting proofread (at a 50% discount!) to ensure the book is ready for publication.

Timing restrictions apply: Proofread must be submitted within two weeks of copyedit return.

  • Tier 3 service includes one full copyedit and one proofreading session, divided between two different manuscript submissions.
  • This service allows writers the opportunity to accept or reject edits from the copyedit and then resubmit their manuscript for a final proofread and polish.
  • Basic fact-checking (limited to ensuring correct spelling of current, not historical, proper nouns such as geography, movies, books, etc.) is included. In-depth fact-checking and/or research assistance can be added (at a separate hourly charge) for authors who need help with setting and plot elements.
  • A free proofread of your synopsis, blurbs, and query letters is also included. 

 

If you select this service, a full copyedit will be performed to identify and suggest improvements for inconsistencies, discrepancies, unclear statements or assertions, redundancies, plot holes, and loose ends. For non-fiction, formatting problems, incorrect footnotes and endnotes, and unreferenced material are covered.

Once you have reviewed and updated your manuscript (within two weeks), a detailed proofread will be completed to identify any remaining problems with grammar, sentence structure, spelling, dropped quotation marks, indenting, mechanics, and capitalization. Your book will then be ready for publication!

The per-word rate range covers varying writers’ abilities. A final rate decision will be made after the sample edit, based on the condition of the writing.

 

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Do you accept rush jobs?

Yes, Tiers 1 and 2 only, with a rush charge. Availability is subject to the schedule of Susan Uttendorfsky, owner.

Tier 1—Proofreading—$150 minimum charge

2¢ per word

  • 1–50,000 words can be returned within 24 hours 
  • 50,001–100,000 words can be returned within 60 hours

Tier 2—Copyediting—$300 minimum charge

4¢ to 8¢ per word

  • 1–50,000 words can be returned within 48 hours 
  • 50,001–100,000 words can be returned within 96 hours

Rush jobs over 100,000 words are not accepted. Please keep in mind that Susan's skills cannot be expected to be perfect at this speed, but she will do her best to have the MS error free.

*All funds are in US dollars.