Editing Services

Editing is one of the most difficult tasks for an author to complete. You don’t know what you don’t know. Even if you do know, sometimes you are too close to a project. But when any Tom, Dick, or Henrietta can hang out their shingle and claim to provide editing services, how does an author know who to pick?

This is one of the many reasons Our Write Side (OWS) exists. We believe that all authors deserve quality editing and a trusted source after all the hard work they’ve poured into building their story and finishing that novel.

OWS Red Ink has vetted a pretty great team (We use them for our own publications, after all!) and we are now offering these services to authors who do not wish to have their books published by OWS, but would still like a professional eye on their work.

 

Types of editing services:

1. Developmental Editing

(Sometimes referred to as content editing, general editing, revisions, story editing, substantive editing, re-writes, etc.)

Our developmental editors know the importance of keeping your voice, which is why we do not change a word of your story. Instead, we make comments, cite sources, and give recommendations. It is in your hands to decide which suggestions you want to follow and which you want to ignore.

2. Copyediting

(sometimes referred to as line edits, stylistic editing, second edits, or for lazy editors “editing”.)

This is where the editor will go line by line to make sure the sentence structure is correct, the grammar is correct and the meaning is clearly conveyed. Again, we are here to help you become a better writer, so we will explain each change with links to the rules. Not only by following the Chicago Manual of Style, but also by looking at what your genre does.

3. Proof Reading

This is the final read-through after you’ve done the layout to check your final product. We can and will review as Mobi, epub, PDF, and paperback, sending detailed notes of any issues from widows and orphans, to funky layout, to a missed comma. We’re very thorough! While we have competitive flat rates, we also understand those don’t work for every pocket. Our open communication, payment plans, and willingness to work with our clients are just a few (of many) things that set us apart from the rest.

Meet our incredible team of editors and view a portfolio of their work.

Pricing

We provide these editing services on a wide range of works from short stories, to poetry, to full novels, to screenplays.

Proofreading Services …………………………………………………………………………..starts at $0.018/word

Developmental Editing Services…………………………………………………………….starts at $0.04/word

Copy Editing services……………………………………………………………………………starts at $0.02/word

To get a quote, please send us the first 5 pages (Or 10% of the work if less than 5 pages), the type of editing you would like {We highly recommend all three, and will provide separate editors for each part), the number of pages for your completed work, any editing you have had done to-date (beta readers, a critique group, Prowritingaid, Grammarly, etc.) and your expected turn around time/extenuating circumstances. We will review (absolutely free), make notes to demonstrate our style for you, and provide a quote. Please add “Editing” in the subject line.