Book Editing Services
Fast, Affordable and a Must Before Publishing!
Many authors feel they can self-edit their book effectively. However, as an author myself, I know that self-editing a book is almost impossible. Writers are simply too close to their work to proofread effectively and spot even the most elementary mistakes and inconsistencies. Every writer needs a second and third set of eyes to look over their work for even the most common mistakes. No book is perfect, but professional editing can help you get a lot closer. I want you and your work to shine. If your book contains garbled grammar and unrefined language, readers will be turned off and unimpressed. Your reputation as a writer will suffer. The goal here at WDP is to help ensure your copy presents as professional as possible. If you are looking for an affordable, experienced editor, I've got you covered. Trusting WDP with your manuscript might seem like a big commitment, but so is publishing a book. Do you and your book a favor, make the investment, and get your book polished before it’s published.
Every story deserves to be told. Let WDP help you tell yours
Comprehensive editing—If English is not the first language of the author, and the book is in English, comprehensive editing is usually needed. I identify content that should be cut, added, or expanded on, remove, or fix inconsistencies in content or style. Transcribed messages require a comprehensive editor. First-time authors may also require this level. Everything in substantial editing is included.
Substantive editing—This level of editing is more intense grammatically and is focused on shaping the structure and content of your book. Chapter titles, chapter divisions, paragraph breaks, subheadings, logical sequencing of ideas, sentence structure, effectiveness in communication, consistency in writing such as plot holes or gaps, spelling and punctuation and more is what this level of editing seeks to accomplish. I also point out things that may cause you legal issues such as plagiarism, libel, or missing permissions. Substantial editing is so in depth it can lead to major changes in a book, but will never lose your voice and style.
Line Editing — this level is a line-by-line edit to tighten sentence structure, so the language is sharp and clear. I also check the content for factual errors, contradictions, and inconsistencies, and repetition and Bible verses to ensure they are correct, and I check for potential legal liability to help ensure your manuscript does not libel others.
Copyediting—This level of editing checks for spelling errors, punctuation errors, grammatical errors, inconsistencies in spelling, punctuation, layout and style. Proofreading is included. The manuscripts of advanced writers usually only require copyediting.
Proofreading--is the final stage of editing before your book goes to print. Proofreading should be done when your book is in its final form—in the environment in which your reader will read it. At WDP we only proofread documents that have already been professionally edited. In proofreading, I look for the smaller things that have slipped through previous stages of editing such as language and formatting errors, missing words, typos, punctuation errors, spelling and formatting inconsistencies.
The completion time depends on my work schedule and the complexity of your work and does not include the time needed for author revision. To retain my editing service there is a 50% down payment to reserve the block of time for your project due before editing begins. Once you complete the order form, I will send you an invoice. I value your work and your privacy. Your work is safe with me. I will not share, sell, or distribute any information or item you send me.
Proofreading - $12 per 1000 words
Copyediting- $18 per 1000 words
Line Editing - $25 per 1000 words
Substantive Editing - $35 per 1000 words
Comprehensive editing- $45 per 1000 words
My fees are significantly lower than industry standards, but don’t let the low rates fool you. If you decide to entrust your editing needs to Williams DocuPrep, I will go the extra mile to meet, and hopefully exceed your expectations. I charge one rate. I charge per word, so it's easy to determine just how much my service will cost you.
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