Editing is not something to be taken lightly. It can be a process that takes longer than the actual writing of the manuscript. We're hear to help you get it done right.
Our process goes through and notes where your story needs to be expanded, descriptions added, or even where sentences need to be condensed. Our rounds of editing can be from three to six or more if needed. We don't just gloss over your manuscript. We dig deep.
Round one is a light, high-level that catches many problems that occur throughout your manuscript. When that is fixed, we move to round two where each sentence is reviewed and commented on if there are issues with structure, content, or confusion. During this round some minor issues might be addressed. Round three is composed of reviewing all corrections from round two and tightening those corrections up. More grammar and punctuation will be noted. Round four is a final review unless other issues are found.
We work with the author. That means we can adapt our editing to the author's learning/working style. But we will do a complete edit.
We do more than fix some comma issues. We do more than point out a troubling scene. You'll get from us:
Notice of confusing sentences
Notice of content issues
Notice of where the story could be expanded
What is to Be Provided by Client:
- Product in Word doc
- Single spaced
- Paragraphs indented
- Dialogue with proper quotation marks.
- Payment upfront via Paypal
What is Provided by Argiletum:
- Comments in Word doc (no changes will be made within the manuscript itself without author's prior approval.)
- Comments regarding punctuation, spelling, formatting
- Comments regarding confusing sentences and content issues.
- Returned within timeframe listed below (can vary depending on round)
Up to 10,000 words - 10 days
11,000 to 25,000 words - 14 days
26,000 to 50,000 words - 20 days
51,000 to 75,000 words - 25 days
76,000 to 100,000 words - 30 days
Over 100,000 words - to be determined
Half of total payment due upfront via PayPal. Remainder due when edit is complete.
Up to 10,000 words - $100
Over 10,000 - $250
Refunds are only given on any service here if the service is not performed at all. Otherwise, no refunds are issued for any service.
Referral and Return Client Discounts:
If you refer a client to us and the proofreading service is completed and paid for, you will get 25% off your next proofreading (or any other service we offer). But to claim it, the new client has to tell us before the invoice is issued that you referred them to us. Also, you have to have had at least one service through us before referrals are applied. There is a one discount per service allowed. Referrals can roll over. So if you refer two people, you can only receive 25% off the next service, but we will apply another 25% off the next one after that.
If you return to us for additional services, you get a permanent 10% off all services. That is in additional to any other offered and eligible discounts. We appreciate clients who come back and appreciate our work. This only applies if the product is yours and does not belong to anyone else. If at any time, it is discovered that a client has submitted someone else's work to obtain the discount, they will be blocked from using all future services.
If you'd like to request the Editing service, please fill out the form below. Please note in the comment field the size of your work, genre, any trigger warnings such as explicit scenes, crude language, blood/gore, etc.