Services

Note: These will be our rates in the future. Until we refine our editing process and build a solid portfolio, the customer sets the price.

Developmental Editing
Focus is on large literary elements, e.g. plot, structure, character.
Rate is 1 cent per word. For the average 80,000 word manuscript, expect prices around $800.

Line Editing
Focus is on the author’s writing style and storytelling strategies, e.g. imagery, description, dialogue. We will develop a style sheet to ensure internal consistency.
Rate is .5 cents per word. For the average 80,000 word manuscript, expect prices around $400.

Proofreading
Focus is on the granular technical aspects of writing, e.g. spelling and grammar.
Rate is .5 cents per word. For the average 80,000 word manuscript, expect prices around $400.

Consultation
A quick look through the manuscript to determine the necessary level of editing and estimate the cost and timeframe.
One-time cost of $10 per manuscript, included in the final bill.

Sample Edit
A limited trial period to allow the author and editor to decide whether to continue working together.
Rate is $10 per hour, maximum of 8 hours. If the client wishes to continue the business relationship, this will not be included in the final bill.

Flexible Payment
Blue Jay Edits offers long-term payment plans and negotiable rates depending upon the financial needs of the author.