Editing

I have substantial experience in editing of all sorts: from novels to press releases to marketing materials to résumé-building to children’s books to business emails to poetry to how-to guides, I know the ropes.

I’ve worked for such companies as Zogo Technologies, a software company focused on higher education, WriteByNight, a boutique creative writing coaching venture, and Planview, Inc., an Austin-based business software company. My youngest freelance clients have been 9 years old, and my most experienced have been in their seventies; I can coach one-on-one, or present for large business groups. My focus in editing is common sense, audience analysis, understanding of the creative process, patience, precision, and making sure the final product is worthy of pride.

Those with editing or coaching opportunities or needs, please reach me via nmcourtrightATgmailDOTcom, or through the contact page on this site. I look forward to working with you!

Editorial and Coaching Services
Rate Sheet

Note: with all editing queries, please send me a sample of the material to be edited.

Proofreading Only
(Spelling, punctuation, consistent format)
$60/hr @ ~5,000 words/hr
And, if you wish, a 1 hour face-to-face or video conference meeting for an additional $50

Copy Editing
(spelling, grammar, punctuation, incorrect word usage, verify cross references, proper sequencing of story and content, consistent format)
$60/hr @ ~1,250 words/hr
And, if you wish, a 1 hour face-to-face or video conference meeting for an additional $50

Significant Editing
(spelling, grammar, punctuation, incorrect word usage, verify cross references, proper sequencing of story and content, consistent format, elimination of wordiness, triteness and inappropriate jargon, smoothing transitions, improve readability, structure, additions or deletions may be suggested to improve the flow and coverage of the book, possible rewriting)
$60/hr @ ~500 words/hr
And, if you wish, a 1 hour face-to-face or video conference meeting for an additional $50

Interior Book Design
(formatting, font selection and matching, sizing, layout, consistency, numbering)
$200 for books 1-100 pages; $300 for books 101-300 pages; $400 for books 301+ pages
And, if you wish, a 1 hour face-to-face or video conference meeting for an additional $50

Transcription
MP3 audio files can be transcribed at a rate of $15/five-minute segment.

Payment
Paypal or credit card are the preferred methods of payment, though checks are also acceptable. Tell me which method you intend to use and I’ll provide the required payment information.

Large projects can be put on payment plans, though I would require a nonrefundable deposit up front.

One response to “Editing

  1. Interesting bit of information about yourself, sounds like you’ve got copy editing covered from all angles. Goodluck and thanks for the post! :-)

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