Editing

*Please read this page thoroughly, as some information has changed.

Because I, too, am an author on a budget, I offer professional freelance copy and content editing rolled into one for less than half the cost of the industry standard, only $0.007 per word. What does that look like?

 One Round:

25K words: $175
(vs. $350 – $625 industry standard)

50K words: $350

(vs. $700 – $1,250 industry standard)

100K words: $700

(vs. $1,400 – $2,500 industry standard)

Ready to get started? Fill out the Google form –> https://goo.gl/forms/jvzRjX56VxAh4P1z2

*Standard industry rates typically fall between an average of $0.014 per word for copy editing and $0.025/word for content editing.

My clients include Amazon best selling authors of various genres in fiction and non-fiction from all over the globe, each of whom have been highly satisfied with my thorough, 360-degree editing services, which cover not only basic grammar, punctuation, typos, and spelling, but also content, inconsistencies, POV, character ARCs, and so much more. *References are available upon request.

Please thoroughly read the FAQ below before sending your inquiry.

Editing FAQ

How do I inquire?
Please fill out the Google form. For any preliminary questions, you may send an email to authorckbrooke [at] gmail [dot] com. If you don’t receive a response to your form submission within 1-2 business days, please check your junk folder.

Can you work with my format? 
I accept manuscript submissions as Microsoft Word documents or Google Docs. If you composed your manuscript elsewhere (such as Scrivener or OpenDocument), please convert the file into .doc/.docx and send as an attachment.

*IMPORTANT: I conduct 100% of my edits through Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature. The capability to use this program and basic proficiency in Track Changes (set to “Show All Mark-Up”) in Microsoft or Google Docs is required to review the changes I make to your document. For screenshots and step-by-step instructions, please consult this article.

(If you don’t have access to this feature, and/or don’t require the option to review, accept, or reject my changes before they’re implemented [in other words, if you want me to edit your document with no markup, and send back the clean copy], this can be arranged – just let me know.)

Do you just check for typos, spelling and grammar, or does my book receive a full content edit (plot holes, POV, character development, fact checking)? 
All of the above, or whatever you request. It’s all bundled in, so whether you need a full developmental & copy edit or just a proofreader, either way won’t affect the price. Just specify what you need when you fill out the Google form. I will also edit the blurb for your book at no additional charge.

How do you accept payment? 
I accept payment via PayPal. Please note, there will be a 2.9% PayPal fee added to your total.

What is the turnaround time? 
Average turnaround time is 1-2 weeks. I can make adjustments to accommodate deadlines, if needed.

Will you review the same manuscript a second time? 
Yes, for the same fee. My fee covers one round.

How can I pay even less on editing?
Please visit my page to learn how to lower your editing fees.