Services: Editing

Pricing & Rates

Mode Rate Unit Minimum
Proof* $2 USD per 1k words $20 USD
+$20 USD [press-ready PDF]
Line/Copy* $4 USD per 1k words $40 USD
Structural** $8 USD per 1k words $80 USD
Other** Variable Variable

* Line/Copy and Proofreading may be combined for the same manuscript; 15% discount on total cost. Does not apply to press-ready PDFs.

** May not be combined with other modes of editing service.

ATTENTION: English Only. Manuscript review required before ordering; we do not want you to waste time/money on the wrong services for your content's current phase/state.

Proofread (the Text)

Final refinement (1) before layout and again (2) after a press-ready PDF export. Yes, publications should be proofed twice for a professional quality release. Separate proofread phases must be ordered separately.

We do not 2nd proof home-made, word-processor “layouts.” Post-layout proofreads must be applied to fully press-ready PDFs specific to your press's specifications, so that we can review structure as well content for print production.

Line/Copy Edit (the Prose)

Effective structure and clarity in meaning leading the reader from one textual passage to the next. Spelling, punctuation, grammer and formatting by industry style standards.

Structural Analysis (The Story / Meaning as a Whole)

Premise, character, plot, and setting in fiction to create an immersive experience. Logical flow of concepts leading to connected comprehension of subject matter in fiction or non-fiction.

For ordering, payment, and delivery, see “About >> Your Order.” When ready to order, see “Contact >> Submit Query.”

How It Works

  1. After invoice and payment, submit textual content in one file—standard manuscript format (DOC, DOCX, ODT, WPS, or RTF). Indicate your text's English standard (US, GB, AU, etc.).

  2. Your editor enters suggested changes and comments in recorded “track changes” within your manuscript file; permanent changes are never entered. For Structural Editing, little if anything is entered into the manuscript; subject matter vs. prose content is handled through additional documents.

  3. Other documents may be included based on mode of editing.

  4. Your edited manuscript [with any additional documents] is returned via email in DOC, DOCX, or ODT format (your choice).

Review your returned content and apply your own edits on top of the editor's for layered refinement. When finished, accept (commit) or reject (delete) edits through “track changes,” individually or all once.

ATTENTION: You do not need Microsoft Word to do so. See “Resources: Office”.

Your NDAS editor is always available; use our main contact email and address your editor by name. [Yes, it really is that simple.] Your email address—or that of our personnel—is not shared outside of NDAS.

See pertinent subsections for further details. If uncertain how your needs fit within these guidelines, or you need something not mentioned, then contact us. We are happy to advise you before you engage our editing services.