We charge by the hour. Each book is an entity in itself, and it is difficult to know how much time it will take us to edit your book. Depending on how much or how little work your project needs, the cost is likely to be somewhere between one to three cents a word.
If you are interested in utilizing our firm but need a clearer price quote, send us three sample pages of your work. We will go over them for free, letting you see what we do, and allowing us to give you a better estimate of our charge for your particular book. We are open to splitting fees, allowing you to pay half earlier in the process, and the rest when we send your book back to you.
We perform a comprehensive edit if you contract to send us your book. This includes proofreading for spelling and grammatical errors, stylistic issues, character consistency, readability, plot believability, focus, clichés, a certain amount of fact checking, and more. Basically, if Seasoned Words, LLC, agrees to take on your book, we are agreeing to help you improve it as much as we can. Colossians 3:23 is our philosophy in our work: “And whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men.” Besides, we are book-lovers, and get excited over the idea of a good, new book. We want to see yours become as good as it can.
All of our edits are tracked unless requested otherwise - we make suggestions and send the document back. You, the author, choose what to implement, and input it into your work. If you wish us to actually do the leg-work of making the changes in your book, you will have to specifically request it.
A Comprehensive edit includes: