Services
Editing

All editing services $30/hour; min. $60. Estimates require content submitted in correct format per service. 10% of word count across random pages is sampled for work/­hours. Actual time/­cost may vary between 50%-200%. Final billing (minus deposit) based on actual time to maximum 200%.

See “F·A·Q” for common questions. Contact NDAS for all other concerns. Services must be applied in the following order. You may choose only the one you need.

We do not combine multiple services in one pass.

1. Structural Edit/Analysis

Time: variable.

Special Arrangement Only. Manuscript format required. Premise, character, plot and setting in fiction. Logic, or­gani­za­tion, clarity in fiction or non-fiction.

2. Line/Copy Edit

Time: max. 5k words / weekday.

Manuscript format required. Effective structure / clarity from one textual passage to the next. Spelling, punctuation and grammar by Track[ed] Changes.

3. “Content” Proofread

Time: max. 10k words / weekday.

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

4. Layout [Print/eBook]

No “editing” processes applicable.

5. “Product” Proofread [Print/eBook]

Time: max. 10k words / weekday.

Press-Ready PDF & Press Spe­ci­fi­ca­tions required. Submit name & URL of your press before ordering. Layout structure and block-level style (plus textual content) is reviewed. Corrections by industry standard ACNs [Author Change Notes] returned 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.