Book Editing Services
Fast, Affordable and a Must Before Publishing!
As an author I know that writers are often too close to their work to proofread effectively and spot even the most elementary mistakes and inconsistencies. Hiring an experienced book editor is the best investment you can make for your book. Grammar errors come across as sloppy and unprofessional. If you are submitting your manuscript to a publisher or agent, you want your manuscript to be as perfect as possible. Likewise, if your self-published 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. Authors retain complete creative control over their manuscript. I edit Microsoft Word documents using Track Changes, so all our changes are clearly visible. This allows the author to accept, reject, or modify them. If you are looking for an affordable, experienced editor then you've come to the right place.
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 per word, so it's easy to determine just how much my service will cost you.
I offer the following services:
Copy Editing is essential to ensure accuracy, consistency, and quality. I check for mistakes, inconsistency, and repetition. This includes grammar, spelling, syntax, capitalization, font usage, numerals, hyphenation, and punctuation, as well as character description, plot points, and setting. I will check for and correct technical consistencies in spelling. For example, is it e-mail on page 40 and email on page 140? I check Bible verses to ensure they are correct, and I check for potential legal liability to verify that your manuscript does not libel others.
Rate - $0.015 per word
Proofreading is the final set of eyes that check for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and typos to polish your work. Some authors have different goals and proofreading may be the only service some require. Whatever the need our proofreading service can improve the quality of a manuscript by eliminating mistakes and inconsistencies.
Rate - $0.011 per word
Ready to Get Started?
There is a $150 minimum charge with all editing services. Completion time depends on our work queue and the complexity of your work and does not include the time needed for author revision. To retain my editing service (get your project on the schedule) 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.