Dear Clients,

If we have worked together in the past and you no longer see what you are looking for, please feel free to contact us to discuss what you need, or previous pricing arrangements. Free sample edits are available. 




Proposal Package Deal:

Line edits and comments for first 3 chapters of a manuscript, query letter and synopsis (50 pages max, including the query and synopsis), single pass. Flat fee of $150.


Beta-Read of your book up to 65,000 words, offering opinions on the plot, character range / development, pacing and marketability in a concise report, single pass. Flat fee of $150. Please contact us for a quote on longer works.

SPECIAL – have a professional Beta Read that NaNoWriMo book and set you up for your January revision month! $100 for up to 50,000 words, $150 for up to 80,000 words, contact us for longer projects. Nancy@theRedPenCoach.com. 

Content / Developmental Edits:

Not a line edit, rather a read through of the story commenting on plot problems, point of view inconsistencies, awkward dialog or sentences, time line issues, character development, pacing, style and any unmarketable elements. This kind of a review comes with a 2-4 page report detailing the issues and an annotated manuscript, and receives two passes by the editor. Prices range from $0.006 to $0.015 per word depending on level of writing and length of book. Contact us for a quote!

Line Edits:

A review of the work, line by line, looking at awkward phrases, missing words, typos, repetition, grammar issues, and any inconsistencies in dialogue / terminology. This is a single pass by the editor. Prices range from $0.006 to $0.01 per word depending on level of writing and length of book. Contact us for a quote!


A careful read through of the entire book looking for little errors that may have occurred during revisions, typos, and common errors such as missing or repeated words, and a search for consistency, hyphenation, capitalization, and often confused words. This includes a single pass by an editor and a single pass by a secondary proofreader. Prices range from $0.006 to $0.008 per word depending on level of writing and length of book. Contact us for a quote!

Combined Edits:

A four pass process, with first a content edit and then a line edit, includes all the features listed above plus a third proofread pass and a review of your synopsis and cover copy / query (synopsis and cover copy not included in word count, synopsis limited to 10 pages). Also includes having a second, independent reader proofread the book after the editor’s proofread for a fresh review. Prices range from $0.01 to $0.02 per word depending on level of writing and length of book.  Contact us for a quote!


Every book we work with is posted about on our blog, added to our list of finished books, posted about and promoted on Facebook and Twitter, and a cover picture and buy link are placed on our Facebook page. If you let us know, we love to post cover reveals, awards and more! We love our clients and are happy to help!



Please note – if you don’t see what you are looking for in the packages above, or are interested in a multi book booking discount, please contact us with your query. Prices are in American dollars. We request that work be sent in the following standard submission format: double-spaced pages with 1-inch margins, using Times New Roman size 12 font. It’s easier on the eyes!

Payment for editing is due when you send in your book for each round, not after the edit is complete. Should the edit not happen for any reason we will return the pre-payment to the author. No work will begin without payment. We accept payment via e-transfer or Paypal, please contact us for account details.


Quotes for editorial work are valid for 30 days from date of issue. If the scope or length of the project changes significantly from when the initial quote is given, the quote must be amended, and agreed upon by email.

All work is guaranteed confidential. Copyright remains with the author. Your work will not be shared in any manner.

Although we take great care with all editorial work, mistakes are possible through human error. Final responsibility for the work remains with the author.