We charge by the hour, not word count; different manuscripts of the same word count require different amounts of time per service. Services must be applied in the following order.

You choose only the one(s) you need—executed separately but always in the order listed.

We do not combine multiple services in one pass.

1. Line/Copy Edit

Time: max. 5k words / weekday.

Manuscript format required. Effective structure / clarity plus spelling, punctuation & grammar by Track[ed] Changes.

2. “Content” Proofread

Time: max. 10k words / weekday.

Manuscript format required. Pre-layout text content refinement by Track[ed] Changes.

3. Layout [Print/eBook]

No “editing” processes applicable.

4. “Product” Proofread [Print/eBook]

Time: max. 10k words / weekday.

Layout and/or ePUB export to PDF required.

For Print, name & URL of press required. Layout structure and textual content are reviewed. Corrections by industry standard ACNs [Author Change Notes] in a separate document [DOC, ODT, etc.].

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.

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.