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Manuscript Proof-Reading

Be sure that the book you publish is one of which you can be proud!

  • 1 hour
  • Upon consultation
  • Online

Service Description

Proof-reading covers basic things, like grammar and typographical errors. It does not cover: developmental editing (which is about the manuscript as a whole - developmental editing is about conceptualisation, context, characterisation and continuity - it's "big picture" stuff). What happens? Submit your manuscript in a Word document, with a cover letter that shows the word count, genre and target demographics; A quote will be delivered, based on a preliminary assessment of the first 500 words - if the draft is in need of too much proof-reading (because of grammatical errors), I might not accept the manuscript. The quote will be based on the following market rates (in AUD), where "per word" refers to the word count of the entire manuscript: Editorial assessment - $0.015 per word Developmental editing -  $0.025 per word Copy editing -  $0.020 per word Proof-reading -  $0.020 per word So, if you have delivered a manuscript with a word count of 50,000 words (including title), you could possibly receive a quote totalling up to $4000.00, excluding GST, which comprises: Editorial assessment - $750.00 Developmental editing -  $1250.00 Copy editing -  $1000.00 Proof-reading -  $1000.00 Once you accept the quote and we agree on a date  to deliver your edited manuscript, you will receive an invoice for a 50% progress payment. Work will not begin until this payment is received and funds are cleared. A second invoice will be issued three days prior to the due date; once this payment has been made and funds are cleared, the edited manuscript will be delivered to you in full.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please call the number on your confirmation email, at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. Please note: Cancellations with less than 24 hours' notice will still incur a charge of the full price of the service.

Contact Details

+ 0429409579

Waratah West, NSW 2298, AUS

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