Editing Plans & Rates

I offer three plans, plus editing

  • THE BASICS
  • WOW - A Woman of Her Words
  • MEM - The Memoir Maker
THE BASICS - You write. I proof.

The plan fee plus editing includes...
  • Lower order editing: punctuation, grammar, spelling. No sentence structure editing or writing. Marked up electronic delivered back to you.
  • Basic consultation - One free email or 30 minute phone consultation required before project starts.
  • Your writing, at the very least, must be readable, easy for me to read, easily deciphered, clear, plain, decipherable, intelligible. Yes, basic editing requires that I read and am able to understand the text and context of your writing.
  • If your writing needs help beyond THE BASICS, you will likely need to subscribe to my WOW plan...  A Woman of Her Words™ plan.
  • If you need a total re-write or for me to tell your story for you from scratch, you  will likely need to subscribe to my MEM plan... Memoir Maker™ plan.
  • Plan fee disclosed after initial consultation.

WOW - A Woman of Her Words™ 

The plan fee plus editing includes... 
  • Brainstorming sessions - The goal is a mutual understanding about improving the overall quality of the writing.
  • Editing  - With this plan I go beyond lower order concerns of punctuation, spelling, to include proofreading and fact checking, sentence structure, syntax, and other mechanical revisions, ton, minor or major reorganizing and or rewriting, and stand English grammar.
  • Major rewriting will require co-author credit on book cover. 
  • Plan fee disclosed after initial consultation.


MEM - The Memoir Maker™ 

The plan fee plus editing includes... 
  • Brainstorming sessions - The goal is a mutual understanding about the essence of the story you want to tell and the over quality of the writing.
  • Writing
  • Rewriting
  • Ghost writing 
  • Editing  - With this plan I go beyond lower order concerns of punctuation, spelling, to include proofreading and fact checking, sentence structure, syntax, and other mechanical revisions, ton, minor or major reorganizing and or rewriting, and stand English grammar.
  • Rewriting will require co-author credit credit.
  • Plan fee disclosed after initial consultation.


Effective July 11, 2018, my rates have changed from what you see on this chart to custom rates for each client. 

I now require a retainer to work on any book project. Ten pages or ten thousand, you must submit in full before I start, the retainer I request - based on your project. No two clients will have the same identical rate.  - Thank you for understanding, Jackie


Type of Work
Estimated Pace
 Fees
EDITING



Editing, basic copyediting
5-10 manuscript pages per hour
$30/hr
$20/hr
Editing, heavy copyediting
2–5 manuscript pages per hour
$40/hr
$30/hr
FACT CHECKING

$30/hr
$20/hr
PROOFREADING
9-13 manuscript pages per hour
$30/hr
$20/hr

The industry standard for a manuscript page is 250 words. 

Effective July 11, 2018, my rates have changed from what you see on this chart to custom rates for each client. 

Thank you for your consideration.  To CONTACT ME, click the Menu Bar for the my Contact form to reach out about your writing project. Or reach out to Candy Publishing for a referral or introduction.

Many blessings & much love.


Effective July 11, 2018, my rates have changed from what you see on this chart to custom rates for each client. 

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