Editing

Digital Reads Editing

Since the past five years, I have been fortunate enough to work with some great authors who have loved my editing and so have their readers. 

 

Copy editing + proofreading

I use Microsoft Word track changes for this.

This includes

  • Correcting spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Checking the similar sounding words
  • Modifying words which are repeatedly used in a sentence and throughout the story
  • Correcting the tenses

This includes editing and rewriting lines to make the prose flow smoother to give vivid imagery to the scene. 

Time taken would depend on the word count and the amount of work needed in the manuscript.

Charges would be US$0.012 per word for a single pass.

Rushed charges would increase by US$80 – 100 depending on the word count and time duration.

Developmental editing

This includes working with each other and editing scenes, rewriting lines to make the prose flow and to develop the book and make it shine.  

I offer this to very few writers whose books I have beta read and whose words trigger mine in such a way I can see the scenes in my mind. 

This would be done chapter-wise so that each chapter feels perfect or in chunks of chapters.

Charges would be US$0.017 – US$0.027 per word in the final edit of each chapter, depending on the amount of work needed.

Time taken could be anywhere between 2 to 4 months, structured to each manuscript.

Developmental editing + complete rewriting of book

This includes developmental editing + rewriting of nearly the entire book + adding dialogues and depth to the scenes to give a shine to the story.

I offer this to very few writers whose books I have beta read and after sending a sample of my writing.

This would be done section or chapter-wise so that each part of the book feels complete.

Charges would be US$0.06 per word in the final edit of each chapter, depending on the amount of work needed.

Time taken could be anywhere between 3 to 5 months, structured to each manuscript.

Charges for beta reading added to any of the editing packages would be US$0.0012 per word.

Charges for final proofreading after the book has been professionally edited and just before publishing would be US$0.005 per word.

My testimonials

You can find my testimonials both in the Testimonials section and on Goodreads

Kindly do check the Acknowledgements by various authors in their books.

Payment

Payment would be via PayPal directly through my page www.paypal.me/ShaliniGopal 

Alternately, I can send you an invoice.

Charges would be rounded off to the next whole number. 

All charges are for single pass editing. Charges would increase for multiple passes as I would be spending equal amount of time for all of those edits.

Ideally, a book should have developmental editing, then line editing and proofreading.

For long term services for multiple books, direct bank deposit via WISE is also possible.

Contact Me

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Disclaimer

  • My work on your book will start only after the payment reaches me.
  • I take full payment in advance due to the misdemeanors of a couple of authors.
  • No refund
  • One discussion on mail is free of charge after you receive my feedbacks.
  • If the book is part of a series, do send me the previous book in pub format, so that it would be easier for me to understand the characters.
  • For beta reading, I will read your book thrice, depending on the amount of work needed and give my best to each manuscript. 
  • Additional + 10% PayPal service fee to has be included in the final total as their hidden charges have increased to 12% (I take a hit of the extra 2%)