Editing Services & Rates

Raw Book Editing strives to offer affordable services to authors ranging from a basic proofread to a complete developmental edit and every stage in between, including formatting. We offer a complimentary proofread done by another member of our team with all editing services, and we have quick turnaround times for each round of edits.
We are currently scheduling 2 months out, but we can accommodate last-minute additions depending on the project. We always have room in our calendar for proofreading projects.
If you decide to work with us, we can promise you our work will be honest and thorough. By providing these services, we hope to not only help you improve your work, but to also provide you with feedback that you—the author—can use to assist in having the utmost confidence in your work and finished product.

Editing Services Offered
Developmental Editing with line edits. Focus on story structure, plot, setting, character development, pacing, and voice. Clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, polishing language, and other non-mechanical line-by-line editing.
This is sometimes called “hand-holding” or “big picture” editing. When you are unsure of your story and worried about weaknesses in dialogue, pacing, plot, structure, etc. and you want every line dissected for you, this is what you need.
For line by line developmental editing, rates start at $3 per page but vary depending on a project’s needs.  For an overall report or consult on a manuscript, which can be done in conjunction with a copy edit, rates start at $75.
**You would still need copy editing and proofreading after a developmental edit.

Copy Editing includes editing for errors in grammar, usage, spelling, sentence structure, punctuation, and other elements of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and for internal consistency of facts or continuity errors. If you are confident in your story and you don’t want major content or structure changed, and you just want things “cleaned-up,” then this is what you need. Rates start at $2 per page.
** A developmental consult is available with copy edits, starting at $75.

Proofreading is exactly that. Checking proofs of edited material for adherence to design and for minor, mechanical errors in copy; such as spelling mistakes or deviations from the style sheet.
Rather than charge by the page, proofreading is based on word count as follows:
Up to 50K words= $75
51K-75K= $85
75K-100K= $110
101K-125K= $135
125K+= $155
**There is no charge for proofreading when combined with other editing services. We accept proofreading projects that have been edited by other firms.

Things to Note:
A page is considered 250 words. (Example: 100K words ÷ 250 = 400 pages)
Payment will be accepted through PayPal.
Partial editing and arrangements can be made for tight budgets.
Discounts given for referrals.
References are available upon request.

Use the contact form or email us at rawbookediting@gmail.com to discuss your project!