After a base fee of $10 per submission, rates begin at $0.002 / word for proofreading and $0.003 / word for copy editing. For a hypothetical 80,000-word manuscript, proofreading is only $170 and copy editing only $250 (compared to the $640-4,000 that you’re usually charged for editing services). The final rate is determined by the state of the manuscript.

Before submitting, keep in mind that I won’t read anything that can be classified as erotica or has any X-rated content. If you submit a book with this kind of content, I will not finish proofreading it, and we will not work together again. (If you’re not sure what sort of content would fall under this policy, I’m happy to answer questions!)

Fill out the form below to begin the submission process for your manuscript. Please include the phrase “NEW REQUEST:” (without quotes) in the Subject field below, so that I know why you’re reaching out. In your message, tell me a little about your manuscript, especially genre. Maybe include the “back cover blurb,” if you have one.

If you’re interested, I recommend attaching a sample of your work (3-5 pages). I can proofread this sample for free and give you a rate quote.