Copy Editing and Proof Reading
I definitely need copy-editing/proofing on any book I write. I’m slightly dyslexic and my sentence structures often need correcting.
Leigh Kaye (my sister, teacher and avid romance reader) is a fabulous proof reader. She is the person you use for a final read through to pick up those mistakes your editor and copy-editor may have missed. She charges $250NZ ($165US) for a PROOF READ. Contact Leigh here.
As for copy-editing or line editing, I use two fabulous editors:
Angela has loads of experienced garnered from writing for HMB and doing a diploma in editing. And Ray has a Masters in Creative Writing.
If you need copy editing services they can help. Pricing: (NZ$ where $1NZ = $0.68US so $100NZ is $68US approximately)
The charges can be anywhere from $200NZ to $1000NZ depending on the length and ‘cleanness’ of the manuscript. I suggest you start by submitting the first one-two chapters of your manuscript and they can do a FREE copy-edit and provide an overall price. You’ll need to tell them in your email:
1. How long the book is i.e. how many words
2. When you require the manuscript back
3. And how you like to work and what you are expecting from them.