- awkward construction,
- excessive use of passive voice,
- tone, and more.
At the same time, our copy editors are keeping an eye on:
- sentence structure,
- sentence length,
- and paragraph length issues.
Write Hand Services’ team of copy editors has expertise covering a wide range of genres. If you are interested in this Service, Write Hand Services will match you up with an experienced copy editor who will best meet your manuscript’s needs.
Editing Authors’ Manuscripts and Editing Services
- Copyediting/Line (substantive) editing
- Proofreading This is automatically provided when you use our copy/line editing services. Our editors proofread your approved version of your edited manuscript. You can also choose to just use our proofreading services if you have a manuscript that’s been previously thoroughly edited
- Developmental Editing
- Content and Plot Recommendations
- Manuscript Statistics and Analysis
Not sure what service you need? Contact us, and we’ll get someone from the editing team in touch with you to assist you in deciding what service best meets your needs. At that time, they will be able to give you a price and time quote for getting your project done.
- Copy/Line Editing Services: Price includes one full copy edit of manuscript. This service will focus on consistency of voice, character development, POV, chronology, etc., as well as grammar, punctuation, etc. Prices vary per project depending on complexity. Client can expect price range to be between $3.75 and $4.75 per standard manuscript formatted page (double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point, Microsoft Word .doc or .docx)
- Proofreading services: Price includes one full read-through of manuscript focusing on grammar, punctuation, usage, and spelling. Customary charge is $2.00 per standard manuscript formatted page (see above).
- Special projects billed at an hourly rate: For projects negotiated at an hourly rate rather than per page rate, client will be charged at $45 an hour.
Write Hand Services provides pre-press services for authors such as copy-editing, proofreading, book cover design, graphic design, author web site development, social media marketing, and more. These services are available to writers who need assistance in getting their manuscripts and/or their marketing tools honed for a successful and profitable publishing experience. We will provide an estimate in advance at no charge. For more information, contact us at . Write Hand Services is a spin-off subsidiary of Left Hand Publishers.