Proofreading: From £8.15 per 1000 words
Ideal for: Authors who are happy with their manuscript but would like it checked for errors in punctuation, grammar and spelling.
Copy editing: From £13.15 per 1000 words
Ideal for: Authors who have finished their manuscript but would like it to undergo a professional polish. The editor will make improvements to sentence structure and copy flow, check for inconsistencies and repetition and perform basic fact-checking.
Note: This is a first-round edit. Although we will correct grammar and spelling errors as we go, the main point of the copy edit is to look at sentence structure and flow, so typos will often slip through the net. In addition, once the copy edit has been completed, the manuscript will be sent back to the author for additional work. It is therefore highly recommended that you use this service in conjunction with at least one proofread. Our Copy Edit and Proofread Package currently includes a free further ‘peace of mind’ proof by another editor.
Manuscript Assessment: From £5 per 1000 words
Ideal for: Authors who have finished their manuscript but are aware that it needs further work and require professional feedback prior to copy editing. The editor will read through the manuscript, examining its overall tone, structure and readability. They will make suggestions on parts that need to be extensively rewritten, developed or researched. For novels, this also includes characterisation, themes and plot. According to preference, the advice will be given in writing and/or over the phone. The manuscript will be copy edited once the author and editor are happy with the changes made.
Publishing Packages: From £1,625 (up to 20,000 words)
Ideal for: Authors who would like a professional to take their book from draft to publication, with other tasks such as Typesetting, Cover Design and Distribution all taken care of for them.
When you reach the stage of having a publication-ready book, it can feel like the hardest step is still to come and you might not know where to start. Our publishing services are designed to take the headache out of self-publishing. We’ll work together to create a professional, polished book via a series of structured steps. As well as a high level of editing, both our Standard and Ultimate packages include Cover Design, Typesetting (eBook and print), book registration and Amazon account set-up. We’ll also provide you with a Publishing Schedule and publishing date. Take a look at our Waterstones page to view the other books published by Wrate’s Publishing. You can also download my free Self-Publishing Guide, which goes through all the steps to publication and includes a handy glossary of self-publishing terms.
Final ‘peace of mind’ proofread: £3.50 per 1000 words
No editor can guarantee that a manuscript will be returned to the author mistake-free (as much as we’d like to). Traditionally published books are edited numerous times and small errors can still crop up in the final print. We always recommend that authors carefully read through their book before publishing, even after the proofread has been completed. If you’d rather let someone else handle this task then we will hand your manuscript to an outside editor for a final careful read through.
Note: Authors who book a Copy Edit and Proofread package will receive a ‘peace of mind’ proof for no extra charge.
ALL SERVICES INCLUDE A FREE EDIT OF FRONT AND BACK COVER TEXT
Not sure which service you need? Then send the first chapter of your novel or non-fiction book to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill in our Free Sample Edit for a no-obligation appraisal of your work. Even if you haven’t yet finished your book, we will be happy to discuss offering our editing expertise ‘as-you-go’.