Hire Rae Publishing as Your Book Editor

You’ve done the hard work and we think you’re awesome. Writing a whole book is not an easy task; we’ve been there. Now is the time to get another set of eyes to critique your work. Save time and frustration by having an editor look at your manuscript. Publish or query with confidence by having your text vetted before a paying customer or agent sees your work. Don’t waste hours trying to find all the typos yourself, or worse, lose credibility and readers with a mistake-riddled book.

Developmental Editing Rates

A developmental editor looks for things like characterization, character development, pacing, voice, point of view, “show, don’t tell,” setting, and more. The developmental editing process takes into account the work as a whole to make sure that it is consistent and progresses well.

Redwood – $0.01 per word

This rate would be $500 for a 50,000-word manuscript or $1,000 for a 100,000-word manuscript.

Two full read-throughs, two coaching sessions, and notes

  • Initial full read-through of your complete manuscript
  • Notes addressing global concerns
  • Written feedback in the form of inline comments
  • 1-hour conference call to discuss the feedback
  • Coaching while you work on the revision via email or by appointment
  • Full reread of your revised manuscript
  • A second set of notes addressing global concerns
  • Written feedback in the form of more inline comments
  • 1-hour conference call to discuss the feedback and next steps
  • Access to your editor with follow-up questions for up to one month after the final conference call

acacia-1148960Acacia – $0.008 per word

This rate would be $400 for a 50,000-word manuscript or $800 for a 100,000-word manuscript.

One full read-through, one coaching session, and notes

  • Full read-through of your complete manuscript
  • Notes addressing global concerns
  • Written feedback in the form of inline comments
  • 1-hour video conference call to discuss the feedback
  • Access to your editor with follow-up questions for up to one month after the final call

Copy Editing Rates

A copy editor looks at the words on the page: voice, tone, sentence structure, and more. All suggested copy edits are based on the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. If you purchase our copy editing services, we will include tasks normally offered by a proofreader: spelling, punctuation, and grammar for free.

 ash 329314Ash – $0.008 per word

This rate would be $400 for a 50,000-word manuscript or $800 for a 100,000-word manuscript.

One full read-through with inline comments or Track Changes

  • Complete read-through of your finished manuscript
  • Written feedback in the form of inline comments or Track Changes

Birch – $50 flat rate

 

Read-through of up to 10,000 words with stylesheet, inline comments or Track Changes

  • Read-through of up to 10,000-words
  • Written feedback in the form of inline comments or Track Changes
  • A written stylesheet for self-editing the rest of your novel
  • Access to your editor with questions via email for up to one month after returned proof

Storyboard Critique

A storyboard critique looks at the outline of your novel to make sure that you have a complete story from beginning-to-middle-to-end before you type the first words of prose.

Oak – $200 flat rate

Two storyboard critiques, coaching, and notes

  • Initial read-through of your complete storyboard or outline
  • Notes addressing global concerns
  • Thirty-minute conference call to discuss the feedback
  • Answer questions while you rework the storyboard
  • Second read-through of your revised storyboard or outline
  • Second thirty-minute conference call to discuss the feedback
  • Another set of notes addressing global concerns
  • Access to your editor with follow-up questions for up to one month after the final call

birch-1630775Birch – $100 flat rate

Storyboard critique, coaching, and notes

  • Initial read-through of your complete storyboard or outline
  • Notes addressing global concerns
  • Thirty-minute conference call to discuss the feedback
  • Access to your editor with follow-up questions for up to one month after the final call

Ready to take your writing to publish with confidence? Email us and get a free sample edit of up to 2,000-words.