Editing Services


For those of you that don’t know I offer the following editing services:

 

Teresa’s Editing Services:

 

Standard proofreading:

Standard proofreading involves making sure writing is free of mechanical errors – in spelling, punctuation, consistency, and some elements of formatting – and is grammatically correct.

Editorial proofreading:

Editorial proofreading encompasses all the tasks in standard proofreading, plus a few minor tweaks to ensure clarity and correct word choice.

Copyediting:

Copyediting involves all proofreading tasks and also improves phrasing and organisation to make the writing more effective.

Manuscript Editing:

As this is for a longer document then a fixed rate will apply rather than payments by the hour.  The author sets the rate that editing takes place whether for a whole manuscript or for individual chapters.

When looking at manuscripts the following will be checked:

  • Grammar and punctuation issues
  • Misspellings, usage errors, and clarity in your writing
  • Continuity – ie. if Frank went to work, why is he now in the room with the protagonist? In addition I will check to ensure that if your character’s name is Laura you don’t suddenly refer to her by an alternate name.
  • Pacing considerations
  • How a sentence reads (ie. Is it clunky? Is the dialogue stilted?)
  • Character development
  • Plot issue/s

 

Assistance with Essays and Dissertations:

To ensure that there can be no cases of plagiarism, in the first instance all writing of Essays and Dissertations will be done by you, however my services will include assistance with structuring, grammar and punctuation checks.  Further there will be time spent on researching the subject to ensure that I have a grasp of meanings and constructs and the following will be checked:

  • Grammar and punctuation issues
  • Misspellings, usage errors, and clarity in your writing
  • Phrasing issues
  • Structure
  • Solid argument

Due to the nature of the work a fixed fee will be charged.

About prices

 

Standard proofreading: £10 per hour

Editorial proofreading: £12 per hour

Copyediting: £15 per hour

Manuscript Editing: £25 fixed fee

Assistance with Essays and Dissertations: £25 fixed fee

Payment can be made via cheque or Pay Pal. 

 

If you’d like to take advantage of any of the above services then you can contact me via this blog.

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