Standard Copy Editing

1-2 cents per word based on individual project requirements.


Sentence-level adjustments for spelling, grammar, clarity, and style. This is the basic requirement for all manuscripts. Includes one hour of follow-up email support.


It's annoying to find typos and grammatical errors in published novels, but even worse when clarity and flow issues get in the way of the plot. In a standard copy edit, we go through your manuscript with a fine-toothed comb to catch the typos, grammatical mistakes, and awkward sentences. We'll re-write sections that don't flow properly and offer suggestions on word choices. This can make narration richer and conversations more natural, as well as cutting out needless words and flowery writing.

This type of editing should be the last step before going to print. If you are interested in more comprehensive feedback on the story, consider a content or developmental edit.

Add a one-hour phone consultation to get the most out of this process. If you have already completed a developmental review or editorial evaluation with us, your phone consultation is free.