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Editing Services

Cold Read with Light Edits

This service allows for a book editor to be matched based on the genre or subject matter. The entire manuscript is read, allowing the book editor to catch remaining and/or recurring errors and mistakes previously missed. This level of editing is oftentimes selected without the benefit of an editorial appraisal service. Should an editor begin a cold read and find that it is not sufficient, the author will be contacted and given the option to move to an editorial appraisal, an editing service of their choosing, or cancel the cold read to make their own corrections prior to next steps. A $50 cancellation fee will be retained.

PRICE: $0.021/word

Level 1 Copyedit

This level is appropriate to check over spelling, grammar, and punctuation. This is an excellent service to catch recurring mistakes authors make consistently, common misspellings, and punctuation mistakes.

PRICE: $0.025/word

Level 2 In-depth Line Editing

Higher level mistakes like tense, syntax, and basic sentence construction require a more in-depth editorial process. This level is appropriate to check over spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

PRICE: $0.035/word

Level 3 Developmental Editing

 In cases where developmental issues have been identified, a deeper editing process is necessary to improving how the information or story is communicated to the reader. In addition to editing more complex developmental issues, a subsequent pass is completed to include all mechanical and in-depth editorial corrections as part of a Level 1 and Level 2 edit.

PRICE: $0.034-$0.075/word

Developmental Editing Package

Sometimes an author needs intensive help with their manuscript. This developmental editing package includes extensive help rewriting and correcting the entire manuscript. Because the amount of work can vary widely, the pricing for this is dependent on an appraisal service or an editor’s consultation.

PRICE: $0.0651-$0.105/word

Children’s Picture Book Editing

Like the publishing standards to consider for a fiction or nonfiction product, there are important children’s book standards too. One of the most overlooked ingredients in a children’s book are vocabulary and sentence structure. Editors will review and edit for age-appropriate vocabulary and language, as well as sentence structure, tense, tone, and continuity.

PRICE: Based on editor consult 

Book Cover Editing

Though your book cover makes the first impression, the book description on the back make a successful impression and make the sale. Your book’s cover text should be given the same care and attention as an engaging interior. The editor will make editorial corrections and suggestions for the author to consider. The final wording and copy will be at the author’s discretion. 

PRICE: $175.00

Book Dust Jacket Editing

To get the most out of the dust jacket, allow an editor to make corrections and suggestions to maximize the effectiveness of your dust jacket. The final wording and copy will be at author’s discretion.

PRICE: $225.00

Web Content Editing

One way to increase credibility is effective content on the author’s website. How an author presents content on their website directly reinforces or damages an author’s credibility. Redbrush offers website content editing at a competitive rate to help ensure professionalism.  

PRICE: $0.028/word

 


Post Editing Services

Editorial Implementation Services

Authors unable to go through their own manuscript to accept or deny suggested edits may choose to have a member of our editorial staff read the manuscript to determine which edits should be accepted or denied, based on the writing and familiarity with the manuscript.    

PRICE: Based on editor consult, $90.00/hour

Additional Proofreading

Even after some editing has been completed, it may be a good idea to have another set of eyes read the manuscript again. An additional proofreading pass will catch any remaining mistakes.  

PRICE: $0.021/word

Additional Quality Review

Often performed at the end of a lengthy editorial process, an additional quality review can be a helpful, last chance to have a professional editor’s eyes on the manuscript.

PRICE: $0.01/word

Index Preparation by Software*

If an index is appropriate for your book, several indexing options are available to choose from. One of the most common indexing options is a software-based term search to identify the proper nouns in the book. The authors will generate an exceptions list of items not to be indexed. The desired index will be designed and added to the book’s interior file.  

PRICE: $75.00

Index Preparation (simple)*

An editor will be selected based on the genre and subject matter of the book. They’ll read the work and generate an index based on the book’s content and goals.  

PRICE: $0.021/word

Index Preparation (complex)*

Multi-level indexes for complex works require additional time. An editor will be selected based on the genre and subject matter of the book. They’ll read the work and generate an index based on the book’s content and goals.

PRICE: $0.075/word

*Indexing should only be done after the book’s interior has been designed and proofed. While it’s possible to prepare and keep a list of anticipated index terms throughout writing and editing process, it’s not practical to complete the indexing until the book’s interior has been designed.

Additional Editorial Services

Every book publishing project is unique. Opportunities to help with editorial needs arise whether it’s a project’s uniqueness or a special need, Redbrush provides solutions.

PRICE: $90.00/hour, $250 minimum

 


Special Services

Book Cover Editing

Though your book cover makes the first impression, it’s the back of the book description and related text that must make a successful impression to seal the sale the first time your book is found. Your book’s cover text should be given the same care and attention before its design—just like your manuscript should be—before it’s designed into an engaging interior. The editor will make editorial corrections and suggestions for the author to consider. As always, the final wording and text will be up to the author.

PRICE: $175.00

Book Dust Jacket Editing

If you’re considering the added expense of publishing your book as a hardcover book with a dust jacket, you should recognize that you have even more room for error with the text that you write for it. To get the most out of the additional real estate that a dust jacket affords—and the additional space on a casewrap hardcover (if you choose that configuration)—allow an editor to make editorial corrections and suggestions to maximize the effectiveness of your cover, dust jacket, and flaps. As always, the final wording and text will be up to you.

PRICE: $225.00

Web Content Development

If you need help developing the content for your website—including but not limited to your book-related pages—get in touch to work with a professional editor to make sure your content is great and appropriate for your needs and goals. 

PRICE: Based on editor consult

Web Content Editing

Authors should have websites to support their book and their professional platform. One of the best ways to increase your credibility and stock for your audiences and readers is effective content on your site. Unlike texting and even emails, where the occasional typographical error is apt to be overlooked—“it’s just a text/email, anyway”—how you present information and content on your website directly reinforces your professional credibility … or damages it. Redbrush offers Website Content Editing at a competitive rate to help you keep your best foot and image forward.  

PRICE: $0.028/word

Ghostwriting

Not everyone has the time, skill, or patience to turn their ideas into a manuscript. Redbrush can help you move your ideas and words into manuscript form with the help of a ghostwriter. After gathering information from the author, we’ll be sure to match you with someone based on your genre, subject matter, and goals for the project. Ghostwriting is a time- and labor-intensive process that requires a substantial investment by the author. Ghostwriting makes sense for some business professionals whose schedules are prohibitive for writing on their own.  

PRICE: Based on editor consult

Permissions Coordination

Includes the development of the permissions request, logging permissions for author confirmation, and acquiring the agreed upon images/passages. Handling the permission payments can also be requested.

PRICE: $90.00/hour

Spanish or Chinese Translation

Latin American and Castilian Spanish, and Simplified/Mandarin or Cantonese Chinese are supported. Native speakers are used to translate, verify, and edit the translated copy. Some other translation languages may be researched and arranged upon request.    

PRICE: $0.020-$0.045/word