Editing Services

She Writes Press offers developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading services, as well as manuscript assessments, to any and all aspiring or published authors looking for these services. Our editorial professionals are skilled editors with professional book industry backgrounds.

Summary: Levels of Editing

Developmental/Substantive Editing ($70 per hour)

Developmental editing addresses the following:

  • Structural issues (reorganizing, cutting, expanding)
  • Plot flow
  • Sequencing
  • Pacing
  • Point of view
  • Dialogue, scene, and character development
  • Narrative and character arcs
  • Transitions
  • Any other big-picture questions an author has about whether his or her book “works” as is

 

Copyediting/Line Editing ($60 per hour)

Copyediting addresses the following:

  • Adherence to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Syntax
  • Minor language repetition
  • Spelling

 

Proofreading ($50 per hour)

Proofreading addresses the following:

  • Adherence to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition
  • Punctuation and grammatical errors remaining or introduced after copyedit is complete
  • Formatting errors/inconsistencies
  • Spelling

 

Manuscript assessments are chapter-by-chapter synopses of your work, followed by suggestions for fixes or queries about aspects of your work that may need improvement or clarification. They will always conclude with a detailed summary of your project’s marketability. Read more about assessments here.

To hire an editor for any of these services, please contact Publisher Brooke Warner.

Read Brooke’s series on developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading here:

Developmental Editing
Copyediting

Proofreading