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Welcome to The Editing Sweetheart

With over 11 years of experience as a professional in the publishing industry, I strive to provide quality copyediting, proofreading, and beta reading services for authors. 

Let me find all those little errors hiding in your manuscript. I can copyeditproofread, and beta read your genre fiction manuscripts. 

What do you need from your editor?

Professional Training  // Experience //  Reliability
Services
Proofread:

Starts at $500

I will do a basic proofreading of your edited manuscript. Proofreading is the final polish of an edited manuscript. Only checks for punctuation, spelling, and typos. All changes will be made using the Track Changes feature in Word.

This service consists of a single pass. 

Turnaround times vary by project and are based on word count.  

Services
2-Pass Copyedit:

 Starts at $1,10

 I will correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and incorrectly used words; point out discrepancies; and offer comments and suggestions on what needs to be reworked for ease of reading. I will also make sure there is consistency in hyphenation, spelling, and stylistic choices, as well as eliminate redundancies and offer suggestions for rewording repetitive language and descriptions. All edits will be made using the Track Changes feature in Word.

This service consists of two consecutive passes.

A comprehensive style sheet with characters, places, made-up words, and stylistic choices will be provided. I will also include an editorial letter that explains what to watch out for when writing your next book, as well as provide resources that the author will find particularly useful for understanding problematic concepts.

Turnaround times vary by project and are based on word count and the level of editing needed (light, medium, or heavy)

Beta Read:

 $3 per 1,000 words

 I will read your MS in its entirety and offer unbiased feedback for every chapter, discussing what I enjoyed, what didn't engage me, if I found any part confusing, and if I found any glaring inconsistencies. Apart from providing the chapter-by-chapter feedback in a separate report, I will also leave comments within the manuscript itself in particular areas that need clarification.

Turnaround is 10 to 14 days. 

Light Manuscript Critique
 $600 
 
I will evaluate your manuscript to determine which issues need to be addressed and will point out areas you could adjust or rewrite to improve the manuscript before you get it edited.
The evaluation will provide comprehensive and actionable feedback, pointing out plot holes and loose story threads, discrepancies in descriptions or events, and recurring grammatical issues. Along with a report, I will also provide resources from various professionals in the publishing industry to help you better understand concepts I believe you're having trouble implementing successfully. 
Turnaround is 2 to 3 weeks.

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1-Pass Copyedit:

Starts at $85

I will correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and incorrectly used words; point out discrepancies; and offer comments and suggestions on what needs to be reworked for ease of reading. I will also make sure there is consistency in hyphenation, spelling, and stylistic choices, as well as eliminate redundancies and offer suggestions for rewording repetitive language and descriptions. All edits will be made using the Track Changes feature in Word.

This service consists of a single copyediting pass, and I will create a basic style sheet.

Turnaround times vary by project and are based on word count and the level of editing needed (light, medium, or heavy). 

 

Starts at $700


A proof-edit is done on a manuscript that has already been edited but still has lingering errors that a proofread would not address. Apart from fixing missing or erroneous punctuation and correcting typos, a proof-edit will also fix incorrectly used words and incorrect grammar, identify discrepancies in descriptions, and offer suggested rewrites for better flow and ease of reading as needed. This service will be completed in a single pass. All changes will be made using the Track Changes feature in Word.


Turnaround times vary by project and are based on word count. 

Proof-Edit:

Add-Ons

1

Rush Turnaround

Rush 10-day turnaround for editing, proofreading, and proof-editing services. Only available on a case-by-case basis. 

2

Beta Read + Copyediting Bundle Discount

Receive a $60 discount off a full-priced copyediting service when you book a beta read service and a copyediting service for one manuscript on the same invoice.

3

Light Manuscript Critique + Copyediting Bundle Discount

Receive a $100 discount off a full-priced copyediting service when you book a light manuscript critique service and a copyediting service for one manuscript on the same invoice.

Contact Me
Contact Me

Ready for me to work some magic on your manuscript? Contact me at claudettecruz@ymail.com or use the form below to submit your questions or comments.

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