Editorial Services

Structural Editing and Structural Reports

Kylie offers structural editing services to both trade publishing clients and independent authors.

For writers who want to be traditionally published, a structural edit provides the information they need to redraft their manuscript ready for submitting to agents and publishers. For independent authors, a structural edit is a prerequisite to a copy edit before self-publishing. A structural edit looks at all the elements of a manuscript: characters, plot, pace, voice, narrative arc, etc; it identifies what works and what doesn’t, and offers suggestions for tackling any areas that might not quite be working as they should. In a structural edit, Kylie provides a detailed editorial report of the manuscript, which deals with each element in depth, outlines any areas of concern and provides options for improving them. Kylie will also mark up your manuscript with queries and suggestions using Microsoft Word’s tracked changes so you can see how her advice applies to the manuscript in a practical way.

The cost of a structural edit depends on the length of the manuscript, but as a general guide, an edit of a 70,000 word manuscript starts at $3500.*

Alternatively, you can ask Kylie for a structural report. This report is similar to a structural edit in that it looks at the essential elements of your manuscript and identifies what is working and what isn’t. A structural report is shorter than a structural edit and doesn’t include marking up the manuscript in Microsoft Word. Writers often find a structural report helpful for redrafting and refining their manuscript before submission to a publisher or agent.

A structural report costs $1100 for a manuscript up to 90,000 words and $1450 for a manuscript up to 120,000 words.*

To discuss a structural edit or report for your manuscript, please contact Kylie.

Copy Editing

Kylie offers copy-editing services to both trade publishing clients and independent authors. If you’re thinking about self-publishing your manuscript, a copy edit is essential to give your work that final professional polish.

Copy editing – sometimes called line editing – looks at a manuscript on a word-by-word, line-by-line level. In each copy edit, Kylie focuses on spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as continuity, fact checking and any remaining structural issues. She keeps an eye out for repetitious words and phrases and concentrates on making your writing clear, no matter what you’re trying to say. Kylie helps ensure your writing looks – and sounds – its best.

Copy editing rates start at $3250 for a 70,000 word manuscript.*

To discuss a copy edit for your manuscript, please contact Kylie.

Sample Edits

If you’d like a sample edit of your manuscript, please contact Kylie. Sample edits of the first two chapters of your manuscript cost ten per cent of the fee for a complete edit.* The sample edit fee will be deducted from the total fee should you choose to go ahead with the complete edit.

Proofreading

Kylie provides fast, efficient and professional proofreading services to trade publishing clients.

To discuss a proofread for your book, please contact Kylie.

*ALL PRICES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF GST AND REFLECT THE INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL EDITORS PAY RATES FOR SELF-EMPLOYED EDITORS GUIDE, WHICH CAN BE FOUND HERE. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITHIN 14 DAYS OF RECEIVING INVOICE OR OVERDUE FEES WILL BE CHARGED AT A RATE OF 10% PER ANNUM CALCULATED FOR THE PERIOD THE ACCOUNT IS OVERDUE UNTIL THE DATE IT IS PAID.
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