Book Proofreading, Content Editing, and Co-Writing
You may hire us to provide a combination of any of these proofreading, content-level editing, and/or writing services listed above (Levels 1-5). For example, your 50,000-word manuscript may need the following: 20,000 words of “Level 2" editing, 10,000 words of “Level 3" editing, 10,000 words of “Level 4" co-writing, and 10,000 words of “Level 5" ghostwriting.
(Level 1) Final proofreading = $0.023 per word
“Level 1” includes one round of word-by-word proofreading of the entire manuscript that is focused on correcting errors related to punctuation, spelling, word choice, grammar, formatting, and sentence structure.
(Level 2) One round of editorial comments/recommendations (author implements recommendations) plus one round of final proofreading = $0.043 per word
“Level 2” includes one round final proofreading plus one round of editorial comments (averaging approximately 2-3 substantive comments per page) in which the editor makes section-by-section recommendations about how the author can improve the content (e.g., style, flow, and marketability). After our editor has provided a full round of editorial comments, one-on-one editorial coaching time with our editor can be purchased at a rate of $75 per hour to review the suggestions and discuss implementation. The full round of editorial comments will precede the full round of proofreading as proofreading should always be the final step in the editing process.
(Level 3) One round of developmental editing plus one round of final proofreading = $0.073 per word
“Level 3” includes one round of developmental editing with focus on “big picture” issues in the manuscript (e.g., structure, flow, tone, etc.) without giving much attention to sentence-level errors that will be addressed by the proofreader (unless those sentence-level errors are repetitive in nature). “Level 3” includes 500 words of ghostwriting (e.g., adding transition sentences, clarifying a concept, etc.), and branding the content of the book. “Level 3” would include assistance with converting a collection of blogposts into a book format. If additional sections (beyond the 500-word quota) need to be written based on recommendations made by the editor, High Bridge Books can provide “Level 4 (Co-Writing)” and/or “Level 5 (Ghostwriting)” services (see below). In this case, the “Level 4” or “Level 5” per-word rate would only be applied to sections written/co-written by High Bridge Books while the “Level 3” rate would be applied to the remainder of the manuscript.
(Level 4) Co-writing = $0.40 per word
At “Level 4”, we interview you and turn your own words into written content for the book.
(Level 5) Ghostwriting (We research and write the content for you.) = $1.65 per word
At "Level 5", we write the content for you with general guidance provided by you. As the author, you have full control over what gets published.