Service Rate Unit Time Minimum
Structural * Variable 5K per 1 weekday $200 USD
Line/Copy * $10 5K per 1 weekday $50 USD
Content Proof * $15 10K per 1 weekday $50 USD
Product Proof ** $15 10K per 1 weekday $50 USD
* Manuscript (format) pre-review required.
** Press-Ready PDF required.

Editing services should always be applied in the following order; you may order only the one(s) you need. Time to completion is as listed plus 2 weekdays. See our “F·A·Q” for answers to common questions.

ATTENTION: English Only. Manuscript pre-review required before ordering; we will advise about services re­com­mend­ed. We do not combine multiple services in one pass.

1. Structural Edit/Analysis [Manuscript]

Special Arrangement Only. Manuscript format required. Premise, character, plot and setting in fiction for an engaging experience. Logic, organization of concepts, clarity of subject matter in fiction or non-fiction.

2. Line/Copy Edit [Manuscript]

Manuscript format required. Effective structure and clarity leading from one textual passage to the next. Spelling, punctuation and grammar by standard Track Changes.

3. “Content” Proofread [Manuscript]

Manuscript format required. Pre-layout refinement of content by standard Track Changes.

4. Layout [Print/eBook]

No editing processes applicable.

5.“Product” Proofread [Print/eBook]

Press-Ready PDF and Press Specifications required; send the name & URL of your press.

For eBook Only Releases, a PDF output of content is used for later (re)export to ebook formats. We will advise on this process; it is not as complicated as assumed.

Layout structure and block-level style consistency (as well as textual content) are reviewed. Corrections by industry standard ACNs [Author Change Notes]. [Yes, we proof layouts completed elsewhere.]

Rate assumes a previous “Content” Proofread was completed by NDAS or other; if we discover otherwise, work will be halted, and you will be contacted. We will not combine “Content” and “Product” proofread in one pass.

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

How It Works

  1. After invoice & payment, submit textual content in manuscript format. Indicate text's English standard (US, GB, AU, etc.).

  2. Suggested changes and comments are entered in recorded “track changes” within your manuscript file; permanent changes are never entered. For Structural Editing, subject matter vs. prose content is handled through additional documents.

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

  4. Edited manuscript [with any additional documents] is returned via email in DOC and ODT format.

Review 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 at once.

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

Your NDAS editor is available for additional consultation; use our contact email and address your editor by name.

If uncertain how your needs fit within these guidelines, or you need something not mentioned, then contact NDAS. We are happy to advise you before you engage our editing services.