Editing Services

For a very reasonable price I will edit your manuscript, thus assuring your work is as clean and marketable as possible. 

For the potential publishing house, what you send in to the Acquisitions Editor can make or break your novel being accepted. Independent authors benefit as well from a professional edit, as often they find that this is not part of services rendered.

 

Experience

I have been writing for over twenty years and have four books published of my own with more on the way!

I have been a freelance editor for over four years, working with fellow authors and assisting them to make sure they have the most polished, final manuscript possible. I look forward to working with you in getting your novel edited correctly and published!

 

 

Below is a pricing list on the services I offer to get you where you want to go in this business, which is a PUBLISHED Author.

 

 

Proofreading

This is checking over your manuscript for grammar errors and punctuation.

Fee: $1 per page 

 

 

 

 

Formatting Services

This includes blurb/back-flap teaser assistance, disclaimer, acknowledgments, dedication and bio. Formatting includes converting MS file to properly formatted size, links to chapters for e-readers, headers and page-count placement, PDF for physical copies and kindle/epub files for 'ready-to-publish' status.

Fee: $200.00  

 

 
 

Full Editing Service

This includes all above editing services along with working with you on content, prose, style and assistance with embellishments to make a clearly written manuscript. Included is two pass-backs after initial editing is complete.

Fee: $2 per page

(.008 cents per word)

Pricing is based off of average word-count. The page number count corresponds as follows using either Georgia or Times New Roman Font, size 12, single-spaced, page size 6 x 9 (standard physical book size):

160 pages=40,000 words
180 pages=45,000 words
200 pages=50,000 words
220 pages=55,000 words
240 pages=60,000 words
260 pages=65,000 words
280 pages=70,000 words
300 pages=75,000 words
320 pages=80,000 words
340 pages=85,000 words
360 pages=90,000 words
380 pages=95,000 words
400 pages=100,000 words
420 pages=105,000 words
440 pages=110,000 words
460 pages=115,000 words
480 pages=120,000 words
500 pages=125,000 words

 

Assistance With Sales and Marketing

For the low price of $75, I will utilize all my experience in the business to assist you personally with:

          – Researching potential Publishing Houses and/or Agents that specialize in your genre.

           – Assist you with Query Letter writing to help you stand out and heads above the rest, increasing your chances of a potential Publishing House or Agent to want to pursue you further by helping you write an 'eye-catching' letter that will pique his or her curiosity.

          – Help you research local newspaper, radio, and television. Assist you with a ow-to guide in reaching the right person for interviews, as well as how to book space in local bookstores, seminars, book events, and public venues for signing sessions, thus increasing your novels exposure to the general public.

          – Work with you to teach you the publishing business from an 'insiders' point of view, sharing vital information on how they think and what they specifically look for in a new author.

          – Teach you what the proper etiquette is for following up on queries and related promotions.

The bottom line is everyone who is involved with your new novel, (especially YOU!) wants to make money. Writing is wonderful and a joy but most, if not ALL of us, want to see our work get maximum exposure and be READ!

So strike while the iron is hot! Remember that I too, write novels, edit, as well as run a publishing company, so time and space is limited! For $75, you will receive my undivided attention to your project and get you where you really deserve to be ... not only a published writer, but a published writer who sells BOOKS!

Fee: $75

 

Nothing will make you stand out more than a well-polished and professionally edited manuscript. My services are reasonably priced because I know how hard it can be to break into this market.

Purchaser agrees to pay 50% upfront for editing services. Work performed is Non-Refundable. Purchaser agrees to pay the remaining owed when the first edited draft is returned. Payment for all services are handled through PayPal only. Upfront payment is required before editing services are rendered. Prices are based off of single-space, font-12, in either Georgia or Times New Roman font. Page count coincides with the normal formatting standard-size of 6 x 9.

Assistance in query letter writing and/or help in directing your manuscript to the right Publishing House is available for a separate fee.

To contact me concerning pricing or any other questions, click HERE

Be sure to pick up a copy of my book "Practical Tips for Every Author" that is filled with a hundred tips, hints, personal pieces of advice on everything from grammar and punctuation, formatting and distribution, to promotion, marketing and all things in between!

 

Practical Tips for Every Author

 

Thanks for reading!

Steve Soderquist

Testimonials

As a new writer , I have a lot to learn but without Steve, I would have been lost. He made my book more enjoyable for the reader. Besides just the grammatical issues he also helped me improve my flow. I went through 4 editors before I found Steve and all I can really say is he's the best!

L.M. Glenn, author of Shelby

Steve Soderquist is the epitome of professionalism as an editor. As a fledgling author, he has helped me through the writing process not just in composition and structure but in the necessary steps to turn a manuscript into a novel. He has always made himself available for discussions throughout the process with a complete ‘hands on’ approach every step of the way. I highly recommend him and would gladly work with him again on my next project.

John B. Errico, author of  Dad, Wanna Be Our Manager? 

I watched Steve's postings for a few months. Okay, I stalked him...looking for errors in his spelling or grammar, etc. I found none! I liked his humor and he seemed to know his business with the tips he would post. I took a chance with Steve and OH BOY am I so glad I did. He was AMAZING! Not only were his editing skills top notch, but he went above and beyond by providing valuable advice on what steps I needed to take to finalize the publishing of TAKE A PIECE OF MY HEART. I have received compliments from more than one reader on the excellent editing for this book. Take a look at the book reviews on Amazon and you will see those reader's statements. I will not ever use another editor for my future books and you shouldn't either. 

Diana Rose Duffy, author of Take A Piece Of My Heart

I want to say that I appreciate the work that you did on my manuscript. I appreciate the thoroughness and the time it took you to complete the editing of my work.  Your focus was making sure you did a great job and that is what you did.  Thank you so much!!!!

Denise Hill, author of Double Crossed

Steve is open and honest in regards to editing, but more so, he is very accommodating to the author working within their style and story which is an important quality with an editing service.

Jennifer Ott, author of Time of Useful Consciousness

I'm taking a little of my time to say that I loved what Steve did to my novel! I have to say that I'm new at writing, and that it wasn't even in my nature to write, but what do you know I wrote a first novel with 96k and have novel #2 cooking as I write this note! If you're looking for a good editor, and a good teacher as well, Steve is the one! I love the work he did on my novel Uprising Memories, and hope he like reading it as well! xxxx Thanks again Steve!!

I.R. Leroux, author of Uprising Memories

I went through three editors before a friend recommended Steve to me. I am very glad she did. Not only was Steve more precise and thorough in his editing, it was done in half the time, with a very reasonable rate. I have also found him to be very knowledgeable in the whole business, being a writer himself.

David Boiani, author of Dark Musings (Soon to be released!)