Rates & Services

Green sprout growing from open book“Working with Jennifer is such an awesome experience. She actually interacts with you throughout the whole process, which is refreshing. She’s there for any questions you have, and asks plenty herself. She’s very professional and really knows her stuff…. Now that I’ve found her, she will be my editor for future books!” —Jessica Florence, indie author

Below is a detailed explanation of the rates and services I offer. Want to see if we would work well together? Not sure which service you need? Send me a 2,500-word excerpt. I will edit it for free and provide you with an estimate. Contact me at jjeffersediting@gmail.com.

Proofreading
I charge $15/hour for proofreading and will usually have your manuscript ready within 2 weeks. I correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and other minor mechanical errors . This is not a substitute for a full edit! I recommend this service only after you have your manuscript professionally edited.

Copyediting
I charge $20/hour for copyediting and will usually have your manuscript ready within 4 weeks. This service includes copyediting and proofreading, as well as a style sheet.  I edit for consistency and clarity and flag issues with sentence structure, misplaced modifiers, pronoun antecedents, clichés, mixed metaphors, tense, repetition, logic, and time lines.

Line/Substantive Editing
I charge $25/hour for line editing and will usually have your manuscript ready within 6 weeks. This service includes intensive line editing, copyediting, and proofreading, as well as a style sheet.  In addition to the services listed under copyediting, I provide detailed rewrites to address passive voice, impersonal constructions, parallel structure, flow, tone, and organization. I make suggestions for improving dialogue, pacing, and character development.

Book “Blurbs”
I charge $0.30 per word to write a “blurb” for your book’s back cover or online product description. For a short, effective summary of about 100 words, this would be $30. This rate applies to manuscripts that I proofread or edit. For works I have not reviewed, the rate will vary depending on the length of the material you provide as a basis for the synopsis.

I can also customize my services to meet your individual needs and budget. Contact me for more options.

I do my invoicing through PayPal and require a 50% non-refundable deposit to reserve a slot on my calendar. The remaining balance is due once I return the edited manuscript to you.

The time it takes to edit your story depends on the length and condition of your manuscript.  When you send me your document, I will give you a quote that covers time and price.  If you have a deadline, please let me know.  I am happy to accommodate deadlines and rush orders as my schedule allows.

To get started, contact me at jjeffersediting@gmail.com or use the form below.

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