Scribe Editing Services

editing-serviceFirst Tier: “Structure & Evaluation Edit”

$1,000

Workflow

  • The editor reads the manuscript through once, assessing structure, flow, completeness, and overall quality.
  • The editor makes notes of all problems or areas of concern.
  • Valid for manuscripts up to 50k words. Above 50k, add $100 per 5k words.

Deliverables

  • A 1-2 page “global read” memo summarizing the editor’s key points/areas of concern/suggestions.
  • Markup of the manuscript at a high level, annotating structural concerns or queries.
  • Several pages line-edited to show the author what a line edit for the manuscript would look like (if they want to upgrade).

 

Second Tier: “Flow & Content Edit”

$5,000

Workflow

  • In addition to evaluating the structure, the Editor reads and carefully edits the manuscript with an eye on the completeness, flow, and construction of ideas and stories, working paragraph by paragraph and chapter by chapter.
  • This edit incorporates all the components of a Structural Edit as well.
  • Valid for manuscripts up to 50k words. Above 50k, add $500 per 5k words.

Deliverables

  • A 1-2 page “global read” memo summarizing the editor’s key points/areas of concern/suggestions
  • Markup of the manuscript including both high level, annotating structural concerns or queries, as well as a paragraph level set of mark-ups, correcting and advising on smoothing the completeness, flow, and construction of chapters and subsections.
  • Several pages line-edited to show the author what a line edit for the manuscript would look like (if they want to upgrade).

 

Third Tier: “Complete Editing Package”

Custom price (based on hourly estimate by our Editor-in-Chief)

Workflow

  • In addition to a reading the manuscript with an eye on the completeness, flow, and construction of ideas and stories, the Editor will read each line and provide suggestions and edits on each line in the book.
  • Editor line edits each sentence, correcting grammar, spelling, phrasing, word choice, etc.
  • This edit incorporates all the components of a Structure, Flow & Content Edit.
  • Time commitment as necessary, to be estimated during project scope.

Deliverables

  • A 1-2 page “global read” memo summarizing the editor’s key points/areas of concern/suggestions
  • Markup of the manuscript including both high level, annotating structural concerns or queries, paragraph level, correcting and advising on smoothing the completeness, flow and construction of chapters and subsections, and line level edits.
  • A manuscript that, once the changes are accepted and any questions raised by the editor are addressed, should be ready for proofreading.
  • Note: Authors who have had to do extensive work may ask for another read-through, by the same editor or another. Price custom-quoted based on length and complexity.

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