Book Editing Services

Are you interested in editing services for your book? Represent Publishing specializes in young adult and new adult contemporary novels, poetry books, and children’s books.

Developmental Book Editing Services – $0.0045 per word

$360 for 80k book.

*Developmental book editing service should happen before line-editing or proofreading. Free 2,000-word sample edit available.*

  • In-depth edit of the entire manuscript
  • Intensive, specific feedback
  • Examination of plot holes, characterization, setting, realistic dialogue, etc.
  • Restructuring of sentences or paragraphs
  • Edited with the target audience in mind
  • Also known as structural or substantive book editing service — sometimes developmental editing can change a manuscript substantially

Line-Editing – $0.0035 per word

$280 for 80k book.

Looking to polish up your finished manuscript and give that long-awaited novel the finishing touches it needs? Free 2,000-word sample edit available.

  • Line-by-line edits
  • Focus on misused words, clunky syntax, awkward phrasing, inconsistencies, grammar
  • DOES NOT cover plot holes or characterization issues
  • Should be done after or in the same package as developmental editing

Proofreading – $0.0015 per word

$120 for 80k book.

For those who may be looking to go over their manuscript with a fine-tooth comb and pick out those pesky grammar errors, tense changes, spelling mistakes, and so forth.

  • Addresses nearly all issues line-editor does
  • Makes sure author, line-editor, and beta-reader have all marked major flags
  • Service is really for that one final read-through.
  • When purchased with developmental or line-editing, the proofreading is done by the editor who didn’t do the previous edits–this ensures nothing is missed

Manuscript Critique – $o.0035 per word

Looking for someone to evaluate your work, but maybe not looking to shell out the big bucks for editing just yet? You may request a chapter or two read as well–full manuscript is not necessary. A few chapters will give us enough information to recommend a service.

  • One to two-page detailed report on what does and doesn’t work
  • Tweaks made to manuscript here and there
  • Suggestion on what type of book editing service(s) is needed
  • If purchased, save 15% on another book editing service