Editing & Proofreading Services

I am officially hanging my shingle for freelance proofreading and editing services for indie authors and any interested publishers.

Proofreading

I am currently accepting submissions for proofreading. I have multiple years of experience in this field; I formerly worked for a publisher as an in-house editor (copyediting, line editing, and some moderate content editing) for over a year. I have also freelance proofread for Permuted Press, among other independent authors in a wide assortment of genres.

What I Proofread:

Anything! Literally, any genre goes, from nonfiction to erotica to science fiction, urban fantasy, fantasy, general fiction, women’s fiction…you name it, I’ll proofread it.

Rates:

My rates for proofreading run as follows:

I charge $2.00 per 1,000 words of text.* Word count for any given manuscript is calculated based on the word count meter on Microsoft Word. Word count is rounded up or down to the nearest 1,000 words for ease of calculation. This calculation includes any front and back matter included in the manuscript file, as I also will proofread that for typos, grammatical errors, and misspelled words.

This fee includes two (2) passes through the manuscript before it is returned to you. If you would like additional passes through the manuscript after the first two, each additional pass-through will cost $40 on top of the original fee.

* Please note: There is a minimum charge of $40 for proofreading, in order to cover the time spent on reading and reviewing the manuscript multiple times.

Method of Payment:

I accept payments via Paypal. Half of the fee will be due when the project is accepted as a deposit to save your proofreading slot. The other half will be due at the completion of the proofreading project, prior to the manuscript being returned to you.

Genres:

I accept for submission any genre, any length. This job entails looking for any grammatical errors, spelling errors, word usage errors, sentence structure errors, etc. that may have been missed.

If you are interested in hiring me to proofread your book, please contact me with the following information:
– Your name
– Your email address
– The genre your manuscript falls under, as best as you can classify it
– Total word count of the manuscript
– A rough estimate of the deadline you’d like me to try to meet
– Any further questions you may have regarding the project, my experience, me as a person, etc.

Send all of the above to jessica.meigs@gmail.com. (Please DO NOT send money via Paypal to this email address. My email address for Paypal is different from this address.)

I will get back in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss your project and a quote for final pricing.

Editing

If you’re interested in a full edit of your manuscript, which entails a more comprehensive, detailed examination of your manuscript on a content-level rather than just grammatical, please contact me first.

Note that editing fees will be dependent on several factors, such as:

– the condition the manuscript is already in
– the amount of work that needs to be done on it
– and the amount of time it will take me to complete the job, which is typically significantly longer than a proofreading job.

These fees will be much larger than a basic proofreading fee, and you should be prepared accordingly.

Testimonials

Coming soon!

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