Element Editing Services understands that you want premium service with affordable pricing.

I manage all types of written documents, from a few hundred words to a few hundred thousand.

These packages range from simple to comprehensive and are highly customisable.

It's important to note that the definitions of some of these edits change between countries, and even between editors.

Please ensure you read the descriptions for each type editing.

New to editing?

Head over to the Rate FAQ to see a comparison table between the recommended rates of major editing societies – IPEd (AU), SfEP (UK), EFA (US) – to find out what the average rates for different types of editing are, and how they compare to Element Editing Services.

Full Publishing Package

Take your manuscript from the first Line Edit, all the way through to the proofs and get a comprehensive service, along with a superior end result.

Authors want to get the most out of their editing experience, at a price they can afford.

With that in mind, I offer Full Publishing Packages that offer more bang for your buck.

These packages are tailored to suit the needs of you and your manuscript. They generally include the following as a standard package:

2 Rounds of Line Editing.

1-2 Rounds of Proofreading, as required (the second round free).

 

When you choose to combine line editing and proofreading you will receive additional rounds, free of charge, as well as a superior final product.

Rates

AUD | $65 per 1000w

USD | $45.86 per 1000w*

GBP | $34.98 per 1000w*

POPULAR!

Line Editing

A Line Edit takes the editor's focus to the sentence level. Extremely in depth, Line Editing acts to rectify errors in:

  • Spelling

  • Punctuation

  • Capitalisation

  • Syntax

  • Grammar

  • Word usage

This kind of edit is a combination of copyediting and micro developmental editing (dealing with smaller issues) it acts to:

  • Enhance readability and meaning

  • Improve comprehension and accuracy 

  • Fix sentence structure

  • Provide alternative wording

 

The micro-developmental editing side of Line Editing flags issues with characterisation, language, pace, plot, setting, dialogue and point of view. Recommendations and flags are included in the manuscript as comments (using track changes).

All Line Edits are provided with a comprehensive and unique Style Sheet.
 

POPULAR!

Because these kinds of edits are so in depth and provide a rounded approach to a manuscript, it is by far the most popular service I offer, excluding Full Publishing Packages.

Rates

AUD | $40 per 1000w

USD | $28.22 per 1000w*

GBP | £21.53 per 1000w*

Developmental Editing

(Also known as a Substantive Edit or a Content Edit)

 

A Developmental Edit works with the manuscript as a whole. It focuses on the content, it helps to get the plot in line, and it makes suggestions for adding, removing, moving, or altering content. This kind of edit is considerably more work on both the editor’s and author’s parts but usually results in a much better end product. This type of edit looks at:

 

Analyses and provides guidance on:

  • The structure of your text

  • The sequence of your content

  • The style of writing used

  • Language

  • Pace

  • Target audience

  • Reduces bias (sexism, racism etc.)

  • The elements of writing

  • Plot

  • Setting

  • Characterisation

  • Dialogue

  • Point of view

A developmental edit is provided in the form of a report which may be 10 to 30 pages in length, it also makes notes on the manuscript itself, so that you can better see what needs to be removed or further developed.

 

Developmental edits are only recommended on manuscripts that require it, a line edit is usually recommended as it can deal with issues on a micro level. If you think your manuscript might need a developmental edit, I will be able to assess the manuscript once I receive it and will let you know if this service is something that could benefit your work.

Developmental edits can be performed at any stage of the text, and the approach taken will be tailored to your manuscript.

Rates

AUD | $45 per 1000w

USD | $31.75 per 1000w*

GBP | £24.22 per 1000w*

Proofreading

A Proofread looks for any issues introduced in the post-edited document. It gets your work into its final form before it is submitted (for print, to an agent, or to a publisher).

This type of editing is performed on the PDF version of the manuscript after it has been converted to ebook or print format, using markup stamps. Proofreading ensures there are no egregious errors, manages widow and orphan lines, and provides guidance on:

  • Formatting

  • Design

  • Layout

  • Typography 
     

Rates

AUD | $30 per 1000w

USD | $21.16 per 1000w*

GBP | $16.15 per 1000w*

Structural Editing

A Structural Edit focuses only on the structure of your manuscript. It looks at whether the content is in the right place, the right order, and makes recommendations for changes. Basically, this type of edit focuses on the organisation of your manuscript.

Rates

AUD | $35 per 1000w

USD | $24.69 per 1000w*

GBP | £18.84 per 1000w*

Copyediting

A Copyedit takes the editor's focus to the sentence level. Copyediting acts to rectify errors in:

  • Spelling

  • Punctuation

  • Capitalisation

  • Syntax

  • Grammar

  • Word usage

This type of edit also:

  • Enhance readability and meaning

  • Improve comprehension and accuracy 

  • Fix sentence structure

Copyediting does not provide developmental editing (even on a micro level), or a style sheet. If these sound interesting to you, please see Line Editing (above).

Rates

AUD | $35 per 1000w

USD | $24.69 per 1000w*

GBP | £18.84 per 1000w*

PAYMENTS

International payments are invoiced via PayPal. Payments can be made to the PayPal account via internal PayPal transactions, or an invoice sent externally which allows you to pay by credit/debit card.

​Services are billed up-front, after the Standard Agreement for Editorial Services (SAES) has been viewed and accepted by both the editor (me) and the client (you). This contract provides peace of mind, and acts as the editorial brief.

​*Invoices are billed in AUD. As a result, there may be some fluctuation in the prices listed here for GBP and USD. I edit for clients worldwide, and international rates listed on the page are only a guide.

Rates current as of October, 2018.

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