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Editing Packages

Editing ServicesGet your book into professional shape with our editing packages at Self-Publishing Review.

If you would like a combo package of a proofread and a line edit together, you can buy them with a 15% discount below the main list.

Please note that Pro Members and BookBaby Members can use their discount codes to get a further discount as per your plan.

See Editor Cate Baum’s Portfolio on Reedsy
Cate’s on the Dream Team at Blurb.com

Cate Baum on EFA

“Cate did such a fantastic job with my novel! In one month’s time, she returned my manuscript with over 800 corrections that I had missed after poring over my manuscript more times than I can count. As a pleasant surprise, she even corrected all of my formatting issues – of which there were plenty: Formatting is definitely NOT my strong suit! “

Randy Eberle,”Gemini”
“Brilliant proofreading/ editing… in EVERY way. Attention was given to the storyline and the grammar. The distinction between British and American particularities were indispensable. Couldn’t be more thrilled. Thanks Cate!!!” 
Emilia Rutigliano,”Origin”
Proofreading Services for Indie Writers Lineedit Editorial Review for Indie Writers

Proofread ($499)

We will read your book and mark spelling, formatting, missed words and grammar errors in margin notes on a Word document copy of your book manuscript and return this to you within one month. You will be required to provide a final draft manuscript in .doc/.docx format.* This is the price for up to 500 pages. Contact us if your book is longer.

  • In-house proofreading – no outsourcing
  • Direct contact with editor by email
  • Fast turnaround
  • Includes suggestions for e-book publishing
  • One-page report summary included
  • *NEW* Readability Report included with a list of sentences that need work

Note: Proofreading is the process to check the quality of your book’s writing, not the storytelling. We will not comment on the content of the story with this report. See “Editorial Report”. This is the equivalent of “Level 1: Technical ” edit as outlined by SFEP Best Practices
This is the price for up to 500 pages. ^Contact us if your book is longer.

Line Edit ($599)

We will read your book and make margin notes on character, plot and development of the book. We will provide, within one month, a 1000-word report, i.e. roughly two pages summarizing the issues and merits of the work.* This is the price for up to 500 pages. Contact us if your book is longer.

  • In-house editing – no outsourcing
  • Direct contact with editor by email
  • Fast turnaround
  • Includes suggestions for e-book publishing
  • Two-page editorial report included

 Note: Line Editing is the process to check the integrity of your creative process. If you wish to check spelling and grammar please see “Proofread”. We will not necessarily comment on proofreading issues in this report. This is the equivalent of “Level 2: Structural” edit as outlined by SFEP Best Practices
This is the price for up to 500 pages in Word format.
^Contact us if your book is longer.

Editorial Review ($199)

An Editorial Review is a first stop for all books before they go to market. We will read your book and assess:

  1. Commercial Viability  – Will your book sell?
  2. Niche genre to push for sales – Which area of readership to focus on?
  3. Main issues with spelling, grammar and copy editing such as plot holes or character issues
  4. Suggestions to the structure of the novel to be concentrated upon during editing
  5. Suggestions to correct formatting for e-book format
  6. *NEW* Readability Report included with a list of sentences that need work

The SPR Editorial Report consists of a two-page report sent to you via email within one month. We will then offer you a course of action to improve your book before you place it in the bustling book market.
This is the price for up to 500 pages in Word format. ^Contact us if your book is longer.

Combo Proofread and Edit – $933
A proofread and line edit bought together gives you a 15% discount.
Within one month you will receive your copyedit, and have a chance to rewrite or approve changes given.
Once you return your manuscript, the proofread will commence, taking up to one month.
If you prefer to have both the copyedit and proofread completed together within one month, let us know when you make the purchase.
Sample Edit - $199
A sample line edit/proofread combo of 1500 words completed in 10 days.

^Please note the industry standard for a manuscript page is a firm 250 words in Word format.

*We use Microsoft Word Review Tools to complete your edit. If you do not have Word, let us know and we will provide your marked up manuscript in a different form. We cannot edit or supply hard copies, ebooks or PDFs.

European clients will be charged VAT at final checkout. To avoid this, contact us if you are VAT registered for an invoice instead.

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