Monday, May 29, 2017

Editing Services Provided:

*Copy Editing: $1.00 per page
Once your manuscript is revised and self-edited for content and development to the best of your ability in all areas, KnightLines Editing will provide copy editing, including punctuation, spelling, grammatical errors, correct word usage, tenses, and continuity issues only.
Content and line editing are not included.
In other words, I'm not reading your story, just fixing your sentences.

*Alpha Critique:  $1.50 per page
Once your chapter is revised and self-edited to the best of your ability in all areas, with at least three or more passes through your manuscript, KnightLines Editing will be the first eyes on your chapter after yours. An Alpha Critique entails an edit of up to three chapters or 50 pages total. Line items and content are critiqued, including grammar, punctuation, spelling, point of view, passive voice, verb tense, sentence structure, continuity issues, and authenticity.
A synopsis of your manuscript is required should you want help with character and plot inconsistencies in the development of your first few chapters.
After three chapters or 50 pages total, content and line editing is warranted.
If the first 50 pages of your manuscript aren’t developed properly, you need to revise.

* Content and Line Editing: $1.50 per page
Once you've received feedback from your Beta Readers, and your manuscript is revised and self-edited to the best of your ability in all areas, KnightLines Editing will be happy to Content and Line Edit your manuscript in its entirety. This allows the editor to give “big picture feedback," catch possible inconsistencies in character and story development, as well as copy edit. This edit includes grammar, punctuation, spelling, point of view, passive voice, verb tense, sentence structure, continuity issues, and authenticity. This is an overall "big picture" edit.

*Short Stories: $.02 per word, up to 6,000 words
Once your manuscript is revised and self-edited to the best of your ability in all areas, KnightLines Editing will be happy to line and content edit your short story, giving “big picture feedback,” catch possible inconsistencies in character and story development, as well as copy edit. This edit includes grammar, punctuation, spelling, point of view, passive voice, verb tense, sentence structure, continuity issues, and authenticity.

*Articles: $.03 per word, up to 1,000 words
A line and copy edit will be given for articles, as well as “big picture feedback.” Articles for publication are usually a maximum of 1,000 words, so turn around time will be less.

Formatting Requirements:

  • Word document (.doc or .docx) (PDFs are not accepted)
  • Standard 8.5" x 11" pages
  • 1" margins overall
  • Double-spaced pages with 1/2-inch first-line indent
  • Verdana font is required
  • 12-point font size

Using the format above will determine the number of pages for the total edit payment. A deposit of one-half of the estimated fee is required before editing begins with balance due upon completion of the edit.
Editor will use Word’s “Review” feature with Comments in the margins, and Track Changes for redlines and sentence structure. A separate document with an overall critique is included.

Payment:
Payment is through PayPal. Information will be provided upon acceptance of manuscript.

Turn Around Time:
Editing for fiction or non-fiction manuscripts will usually be accomplished within 20-30 days, depending on the length of the manuscript. Manuscripts over 250 pages may take longer. Short stories usually turn around in one week. Articles can turn around in a few days. Let the editor know if you need it sooner and something may be worked out.

Your manuscript must be thoroughly self-edited before it’s presented to KnightLines Editing. It is suggested you send out to your Beta Readers first, then self-edit again.The editor reserves the right to refuse a rough first draft and will send back to the author for further revisions. The author may also lose their place in line on the editor’s schedule. Please work hard to send a clean manuscript. 
Send your last best draft. You will get the most for your money that way.