Idle Sky Books & Publishing Services provides copy-editing & proofreading services. If you are not sure which type of editing your manuscript needs, contact us for a free consultation call. We can also offer you an Editorial Assessment of your manuscript. See below.

Copy-Editing

After your manuscript has been through developmental edits and all your ‘big-picture’ issues have been dealt with, it’s now time to copy-edit. This involves sentence-level editing that will not only correct inconsistencies, spelling & grammar, but will also address the style and flow of your wording along with insightful suggestions.

Copy- editing Cost:

  • < 50 000 words= $0.015 per word
  • 50 000 – 100 000 = $0.017 per word
  • 100 000 – 150 000= $0.019 per word

Proofreading

This is the final stage of editing that will polish your manuscript, spotting even the most subtle errors in grammar and content as well as typography, making your manuscript ready for publication.

Proofreading Cost:

  • <50 000 words= $0.01 per word
  • 50 000 – 100 000= $0.012 per word
  • 100 000 – 150 000= $0.014 per word

Editorial Assessment

Think of the assessment as a pre-publishing book review. You will be provided with overall constructive feedback of your story: characters, themes, settings, dialogue…

Also, if there are any plot holes or inconsistencies with the content and flow of your story, this will be highlighted, along with suggestions on how you can reconstruct or reformat ideas, settings etc

AN EDITORIAL ASSESSMENT DOES NOT REPLACE THE NEED FOR AN EDITOR. IT SIMPLY PREPARES YOUR MANUSCRIPT FOR THE PUBLISHING PROCESS.

Editorial Assessment Cost:

  • <50 000 words= $0.02 per word
  • 50 000 – 100 000= $0.022 per word
  • 100 000 – 150 000= $0.024 per word

Payment plans available.