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Editing Services

Say you haven’t published your book yet, but want feedback from a knowledgeable and experienced editor. Let me be that editor! I have 20 years of professional experience as an editor (see this page for a sample of some of my work), and have helped many writers make their books better through constructive, helpful, custom feedback. I’m competitively priced, and available to help today.

Here are the kinds of edits I offer, and their prices:

Book Edit Pricing

My editing services are priced competitively and are based on word count.

Big-Picture Evaluations (pacing, premise, style, plotting, characterization)

  • $150 — for works up to 100,000 words
  • $200 — for works 100,001 to 200,000 words

Developmental Editing (paragraph-level content feedback, structure)

  • Fiction: $.008 per word
  • Nonfiction: $.011 per word (note that some works may fall outside this range if substantial reorganization, ghosting, coaching, etc., is required; footnotes, graphics, unique style guide requirements, etc., may require additional charges)

 

In-Depth Line Editing (prose execution, copyediting, and proofreading)

  • Fiction: $.0078 per word
  • Nonfiction: $.0092 per word (note some works may fall outside this range if substantial paragraph/sentence-level reorganization or ghosting, etc., is required; footnotes, graphics, unique style guide requirements, etc., require additional charges)

 

Ghostwriting

  • $40 – $100 p/hr depending on unique manuscript needs

 

Contact me at moesserjam(at)gmail(dot)com for a custom estimate based on your word count and needs. I’ll edit your first chapter for free! I can also provide query letter advice, construction, or critique; writing career strategy development; and other services as needed.

 Visit my LinkedIn profile for more information on my experience.