Editing Services

Proofreading  ($.01-$.02/word; minimum charge $29)

  • 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; minimum charge $49)

  • 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

Interested in our Editing Services?

Option 1: Free consultation & estimate

Start by scheduling your free consultation. You will talk through your work with one of the GSF associates (see bios here) and receive a free job estimate for the editing your manuscript requires.

Option 2: Free consultation & estimate along with sample edit of the first 5 pages of your manuscript ($30 deposit)

Start by scheduling your free consultation. You will talk through your work with one of the GSF associates (see bios here) and receive a free job estimate for the editing your manuscript requires. With this option, you will also receive a sample edit of the first five pages of your manuscript. If you decide to move forward with our services, the $30 deposit will be applied to the overall cost of your edit.

This option is only available for manuscripts over 5000 words. The $30 deposit will be applied to total cost of editing your manuscript, if you choose to move forward with our services.

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.