Editing Services

Proofreading  ($.01-$.02/word)

  • proofreading includes correcting 1) spelling errors, 2) grammatical errors, and 3) errors in diction
  • proofreading DOES NOT include any formatting or style-guide edits, or content editing
  • pricing is based on how heavy an edit is required: light ($.01/word), medium ($.015/word), or heavy ($.02/word)
  • the proofreading rate will be determined by GSF staff and sent to the client in the form of an estimate
  • if the client accepts the estimate, 50% of the cost will be due before the project begins, and the rest once the project is complete

Copyediting ($.02/word minimum)

  • copyediting includes correcting 1) spelling errors and 2) grammatical errors, and 3) errors in diction
  • copyediting includes any formatting or style-guide edits
  • copyediting includes light editing of content, such as suggested changes to 1) awkward phrasing and 2) redundancies found in the manuscript
  • pricing is based on how heavy an edit is required with a light edit beginning at $.02/word minimum
  • the copyediting rate will be determined by GSF staff and sent to the client in the form of an estimate
  • if the client accepts the estimate, 50% of the cost will be due before the project begins, and the rest once the project is complete

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    There is an additional 20% surcharge for a rush job.
  • If you think the first five pages are not representative of your proof/copyediting needs, then send us 5 pages that do represent the needs of your work. If after agreeing to a rate, GSF staff discovers that the editing required is heavier than the sample suggested, then the rate will need to be renegotiated, or the order will be canceled and the client's payment will be fully refunded.

Editing Services Testimonials

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James Yang, Patent Attorney

Kelly was great to work with.  I'm new to writing and Kelly adjusted her style to fit mine.  That was great because she was able to retain my voice in the writing but yet was able to raise the quality of my writing to a professional level.  She helped with structure, suggested formats, and pointed out gaps in my thinking.

Kevin Bader, writer
Christopher was exactly what I was looking for. He is a great biblical scholar of historical criticism who held my writing feet to the fire. The biggest surprise is how good he is as a straight-up editor. It's ironic that I like his red pen more than a few "professional" editors I've worked with. Perhaps all editors should be put through the mandatory rigor of grading students' papers for a few years, as well as writing their own papers for tough professors.

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Praise for our work...

Jane Friedman, publishing consultant, author educator, and former publisher of Writer's Digest

Kelly was indispensable in her organization and attention to detail with my book project for the University of Chicago. She had a large amount of material to review and manage, lots of sources to research and cite, and was able to tackle it all while needing very little guidance from me. Beyond that, she also compiled chapter abstracts and keywords, and went back through my work multiple times as changes were made. She was invaluable.

Kevin Bader, writer
Christopher was exactly what I was looking for. He is a great biblical scholar of historical criticism who held my writing feet to the fire. The biggest surprise is how good he is as a straight-up editor. It's ironic that I like his red pen more than a few "professional" editors I've worked with. Perhaps all editors should be put through the mandatory rigor of grading students' papers for a few years, as well as writing their own papers for tough professors.