There are two major services I offer, intended to be done immediately prior to publication, when the text is finalised and there are no creative changes or additions to be made. The first of these is a full grammar and spelling check of the entire document. The second is formatting, getting a document in shape to be submitted for publication to Amazon KDP, Smashwords, Lulu and/or CreateSpace. Both services may be purchased together, for a discount of 10% (a full list of discounts can be found at the bottom of this page).
For a spelling and grammar check, I'll ask whether US or UK English is preferred. This service is only about the spelling and grammar. It is not an editing service, and is intended to be done to a text that is, beyond spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, completely finished.
The formatting service is for text that is 100% finished and requires only to be formatted for submission to either an e-book publishing service (Amazon KDP, for example) or a physical edition publishing service (e.g. CreateSpace).
Prior to agreeing a price for either service, I like to speak with the author both to ensure they know precisely what they’re getting, and so I can give their work a quick look (after all, if something’s riddled with spelling errors checking it will take a lot longer than something that’s already very good but might have a few minor errors every ten thousand words or so).
Those who have commissioned either service within the last six months and would like to commission more will enjoy a discount of 5% (NB this is in addition to, not instead of, the joint discount mentioned above in case they want both services).
There’s also a time-limited introductory discount of 30% available until the end of March 2018.
£3 per 1,000 words [up to 40,000]
£2.50 per 1,000 words [over 40,000]
A sample of the first 3,000 words will be requested to quickly check and see whether mistakes are very frequent. If they are, the proofreading will take significantly longer, and prices will rise to match the correspondingly longer working time.
Upon agreement with the client, half the fee will be paid up front (via PayPal), and half upon delivery of the completed document.
Amazon KDP/Smashwords = £50
CreateSpace = £70
Lulu = £60
Amazon/KDP + CreateSpace = £100
Amazon/KDP + Lulu = £90
The document will be requested in .doc format, as per proofreading. If there is a significantly above average amount of work involved (huge number of italics, for example), prices may exceed the standard given above.
If formatting is desired for a physical edition (such as CreateSpace) then a sample document with the correct page sizes will be requested.
The fee will be paid up front, (via PayPal), upon agreement.
Clients who have previously commissioned a service benefit from a 5% discount (10% if the return is within six months of the last service).
Double Service Discount
Clients commissioning both proofreading and formatting receive a 10% discount on the total fee.
In the early days of work, to encourage and thank new clients, all fees charged will be reduced with a 30% discount.