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Tier 1 (Proofreading/Light Copyediting)

$75 minimum charge
1¢* per word

Proofreading ensures your manuscript is picture perfect—everything is spelled right and looks good. This is our most basic service and is useful for authors who only want a high-level edit that focuses on mechanics and grammar.

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Tier 2 (Copyedit & Manuscript Evaluation)

$150 Minimum Charge
1.75¢ to 3.75¢ Per Word

Tier 2 service combines copyediting with a full manuscript evaluation. It is a popular service for authors who wish to not only have their manuscript edited, but also want to gain an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their work and their writing.

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Tier 3 (Copyedit & Proofread Combination Package)

$200 Minimum Charge 
2.25¢ to 4.25¢ Per Word (Save 50% Off Proofreading!)

Tier 3 service permits two manuscript submissions rather than one. It is an excellent choice for authors who are confident in the strength of their manuscript and writing, and therefore do not want or need a manuscript evaluation and text analysis as part of their package. The Tier 3 service provides a thorough copyedit along with an exacting proofread (at a 50% discount!) to ensure the book is ready for publication.

Timing restrictions apply: Proofread must be submitted within two weeks of copyedit return.

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Tier 4 (Full-Package Developmental Edit/Author Mentoring)

$500 Minimum Charge
6.5¢ to 11¢ Per Word (Unlimited Resubmissions!**)

**To correct weaknesses identified, as requested by the editor

Tier 4 service is designed especially for authors who want more guidance as they work through the writing, editing, and publishing process. It is equally appropriate for both first-time authors and for any author who is serious about their work. The fee includes copyediting, proofreading, an in-depth manuscript discussion, fact-checking, research assistance, query letter and synopsis assistance, insight into self-publishing, and educational resources. Limited availability.

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Do you accept rush jobs?

Yes, Tiers 1 and 2 only, with a rush charge. Availability is subject to the schedule of Susan Uttendorfsky, owner.

Tier 1—Proofreading—$150 minimum charge

2¢ per word

  • 1–50,000 words can be returned within 24 hours 
  • 50,001–100,000 words can be returned within 60 hours

Tier 2—Copyediting—$300 minimum charge

4¢ to 8¢ per word

  • 1–50,000 words can be returned within 48 hours 
  • 50,001–100,000 words can be returned within 96 hours

Rush jobs over 100,000 words are not accepted. Please keep in mind that Susan's skills cannot be expected to be perfect at this speed, but she will do her best to have the MS error free.

*All funds are in US dollars.