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Editing

You've put your heart and soul (and who knows how many hours) into creating your book, and you've just typed the last word. But is it really ready for your audience? Is it polished and communicated effectively? Plot holes filled in? Pacing nice and brisk? Characters developed and their names consistent throughout? Conflicts interesting? A good editor can help with all of these, and give you the peace of mind to know that your book will be your perfect vision, only better.

Ginger

Ginger, editor for Hidden Gems.

Ginger has been copywriting, editing and proofing for over 15-years, working with best-selling authors, international publications and global brands including SIRIUS XM Radio, Ford, Waterford, Wedgewood and Royal Doulton and Hanro of Switzerland. He has a Joint Honors degree in Victorian English Literature from the Cambridge-founded St. David's University, and hundreds of satisfied clients.

Ginger edits to AP Style with an eagle-eye for detail, but his real talent lies with helping offer subtle improvements to description and dialog to help writing flow better, and aid authors in saying more while writing less. His knowledge of writing in general and genres in specificity help the authors he works with grow and improve their talent with each new manuscript they work on together.

Chris

Chris, editor for Hidden Gems.

Behind every great book is a great author, and behind every great author a great editor is quietly scribbling notes on the manuscript while no one is looking. Chris is the best—she won't pull any punches, but won't make you feel like a punching bag. And in the end, your book will be ready to go toe-to-toe with the heavyweights.

"Chris is absolutely fabulous. There's no doubt in my mind that I wouldn't have the success I do without this service. It's not just editing. It's all the extras with the content development, and details to the scenes and characters that make Chris more than worth it. I often feel insecure with my work and worry about the flow and how it will be perceived. Chris provides a detailed perspective on what's written as well as what can be added to smooth over scenes and provide any needed development or added features to the book that readers will enjoy and/or expect. By the time Chris whips my books into shape, I have all the confidence in the world that my fans are going to love it." - Willow Winters, USA Today Bestselling Author

"Chris is a one of a kind editor. Most editors just tell you what's wrong with your book. But Chris goes one step further and actually fixes your book. I won't release a book without her." - Alana Albertson

Pricing and Delivery:

After review of the complete and unedited initial manuscript, the editor will provide a price and delivery estimate based on the initial word count and level of editing desired (see below).

For new clients unsure about working with an editor they haven't used before, a free sample edit can be done on the first ten pages of the manuscript to ensure a good fit.

If you choose to move forward, or don't require a sample edit, a deposit of 50% is due before work begins.

The editor will deliver a completed manuscript with tracked changes. The author will be able to accept or reject any suggested edits.

Please note: The balance will be based on the final accepted word count of the final manuscript, minus the amount of the deposit, and is due upon delivery.

Proofread: $.005/word

Correction of basic typographic errors.

Copyedit: $.01/word:

Note: Includes a proofread.

A more involved proofread which corrects grammatical and punctuation errors, rectifies issues with capitalization and spelling, checks factual information, and ensures consistency among character, setting, and plot details.

Line Edit: $.015/word:

Note: Includes a copyedit and a proofread.

An involved and thorough edit that focuses on the language you use to communicate your narrative. It ensures tonal consistency, corrects pacing issues, improves dialogue, clarifies confusing language, and eliminates redundancy.

Developmental Edit (Chris Only): $.02/word

Note: Includes a line edit, a copyedit, and a proofread.

A developmental edit is a process in which the editor works closely with the author during the creation of the book to consult on story structure, character development, genre beats, language choices, style, and marketability.

This price may also used for edits that require extremely complex technical fact-checking or those which require work above and beyond the norm (for example, for books written by non-native speakers).

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    Once the editor accepts the order you’ll be sent a PayPal invoice for a 50% deposit. The agreed upon turn around time only begins once that invoice is paid in full.


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