Services

We offer a range of copy editing services, from proofreading to line edits. Edits are done using Word Track Changes and Comments (though print books are considered as well). This allows you to see suggestions and changes, while leaving you final control. Your story is solid, and just needs a polish so that your words shine–if you’re ready for that step, we look forward to hearing from you!

Light copy edit/Proofread ($1–$1.25/page):

  • Spelling, basic grammar, and punctuation
  • Typos, repetitions, and other inconsistencies

Medium copy edit ($1.50–$1.75/page):

  • Spelling, basic grammar, and punctuation
  • Typos and other inconsistencies
  • Word usage and overuse
  • Clarity, including point of view and verb tenses
  • Dialogue tags
  • Basic fact-checking and consistency

Heavy copy edit/line edit ($2–$2.50/page):

  • Spelling, basic grammar, and punctuation
  • Typos and other inconsistencies
  • Word usage and overuse
  • Dialogue tags
  • Clarity, including point of view and verb tenses
  • Basic fact-checking and consistency
  • Sentence flow and structure
  • Comments on other points that draw readers out of the story
  • Style sheet on request

Other details:

  • Charges of less than $100 are invoiced once the edit is complete. Invoices are due upon receipt; payment via Paypal is preferred. Invoices over $100 are due half in advance and half upon completion.
  • 5% discount to fellow members of Silicon Valley and San Francisco Area RWA chapters.
  • Page count is based on a Microsoft Word document in standard font (such as Times New Roman), 12 point, double spacing, one inch margins. If your project is not submitted in this format (unless it is in print), page count may be different than estimated.
  • If you have any questions, please contact rickrackbooks at yahoo dot com

**Please note: Rickrack Books does not assure publication nor do we provide content editing or formatting (but we can give you recommendations for others who do). All pricing is approximate. For a quote (and a free sample edit, if desired), please contact us.

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