Services

Beta reading and editing for fiction and creative nonfiction.


Professional beta reading

Need feedback on character development, world-building, plot structure, and issues with point of view and pacing?

My beta reading service includes:

  • One read-through of your manuscript

  • Comments within the document itself to flag individual items that may need attention

  • A detailed report including commentary on the fundamental elements of your book or short story

  • Thirty minutes of follow-up by email to address any further questions

 

Copy editing

The scope of editing can vary depending on the needs of the manuscript. I offer two levels of editing: copy editing (a lighter edit) and line editing (a heavier edit).

My copy editing service includes:

  • Formatting cleanup

  • Correction of errors in punctuation, spelling, usage, and grammar

  • Flagging continuity problems and issues with dialogue, plot, point of view, and characterization as needed

  • Thirty minutes of follow-up by email to address any further questions

 

Line Editing

Line editing is everything included in copy editing with additional edits for style and clarity:

  • Formatting cleanup

  • Correction of errors in punctuation, spelling, usage, and grammar

  • Flagging continuity problems and issues with dialogue, plot, point of view, and characterization as needed

  • Substantive changes such as rewording sentences or passages for clarity and consistency in style and voice

  • Thirty minutes of follow-up by email to address any further questions

I use the Track Changes and commenting features in Microsoft Word to make edits and queries for client review. In both levels of editing, I ensure your manuscript conforms to the appropriate style guide.


Rates

Editing costs will vary depending on the scope of the project, but I’ll do my best to come up with a solution that works for your budget.

Submit a sample!

For copy editing projects, I’m happy to provide a complimentary sample edit of 500 to 1,000 words and a no-obligation quote to help you determine if I would be a good fit for you. We will mutually agree to the project fee and the scope of the work in writing before I begin an editing job.

Use this form to send a message letting me know what level of editing you’re looking for, or send me an email at sararose@vrugginkeditorial.com.

Current starting rates

  • Beta reading: $.0015 per word

  • Copy editing: $.01 per word

  • Line editing: $.015 per word