Editing

Open to manuscript submissions.
*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 only accept manuscript submissions in .doc or .docx format. No matter where you composed your manuscript, you should be able to save the file as a .doc/.docx file. I have successfully edited for clients whose manuscripts were composed in Scrivener and ODT, and who were able to save and send their files as Word docs.

*VERY 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”) 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 simply to edit your document with no markup, and send you back the clean copy), this can certainly be arranged.

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? 
All payment is processed via PayPal. Please note, there will be a 2.9% PayPal fee added to your total. Your full payment will be due upfront with your manuscript. Once your invoice is paid, I will begin to edit your manuscript. *Apologies, but I can no longer accept partial payments.

What is the turnaround time? 
Average turnaround time is less than a week. Please allow up to 2 weeks for longer projects. I can make adjustments to accommodate deadlines, if needed; just let me know.

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.