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Noizchild

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Reasonable Price for Developmental Editing
« on: July 15, 2018, 01:21:49 AM »
Ever since 2015, I have been publishing my books via self-publishing. For my latest book, however, I decided to try and go for a more traditional route in publishing. This is my first time of seeking a professional editor. Up until this point, I have relied on beta readers for my editing. I am look for developmental editing for my upcoming book, Steel Prison. As it stands for the moment, the book has 48,827 words and 109 pages long. I am wishing that it could be longer and maybe make the plot more fluid. This book has been edited several times over the years, the latest one being this month while on vacation. I am looking for one last edit before sending it off to the publishers.

What is the average price that I should aim for a developmental editor?

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Re: Reasonable Price for Developmental Editing
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2018, 12:34:22 PM »
Isnt that a short story?  A novel is usually over 80K words.

Try this company.  www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk

Editing is often between £200 and £2000 depending on what you ask them to do.  If you want them to fully take care of your novel then it will cost a lot more.  However, if your book is selling well, you can get your money back.
Mine is making profits now.

The average edit is around £350.  I would spend much more, nor would I spend less.  A good editor is worth their weight in gold.

Lin





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Re: Reasonable Price for Developmental Editing
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 04:07:04 AM »
Do they take American books?

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Re: Reasonable Price for Developmental Editing
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 08:48:41 PM »
I believe so, but contact Helen Hart and ask her.  She is the publishing director. 

Good luck

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Re: Reasonable Price for Developmental Editing
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 03:50:36 AM »
Thank you.