Editing Quote #24173


Prepared for Carl Sailor
Title of Work: The Gates of Dawn
Wordcount: 146410

Your editor is Ariel Anderson
Contact: [email protected]
Edit Level: Medium Edit - light editing plus style, grammar, and word usage

Message From the Editor

Hi Carl,

Thank you for reaching out to Mythcreants for editing. The reading level of your sample tells me that you’ve got a strong grasp of writing mechanics, and the content seemed to be strongly on theme. I look forward to diving deeper into this military conflict and its airship thrills.

In your quote request, you noted

Certain characters use British spelling conventions and others use American conventions as a means of providing dichotomy between the two major demographic cohorts of the nation where the story takes place.

This approach is certainly unique, and I would be tempted to advise against it, as it might throw your audience off. But ultimately, it’s your work, so as your copy editor, I would follow your lead. I’m comfortable editing for both British and American grammar/spellings.

Since you sent your sample in a .rtf file, I wondered which editing software you would like me to work in. My preference is for Word in a .docx, as that allows me to make use of a special suite of editing software called PerfectIt, which will result in a more consistent manuscript. But I’m comfortable with other tools as well, if you have a preference.

Below I’ve included a quote for medium editing and a suggested timeline based on the longer length of the novel and the high reading level. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns for me before we get started.

All the best,

Ariel

 

Timeline

The earliest opening in my calendar is November 1, and this project would require 5 weeks (25 business days) to complete. If payment and the full manuscript are delivered to Mythcreants by October 26, we can guarantee you'll have your edited manuscript back by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on December 7. After October 26, these dates are subject to availability.

Pricing

This price is not an estimate; it is a guarantee. The editing price is good for three months starting on October 19, 2018.

Editing Price: $2700
Expedite Fee: $0
Feedback Addon: $50
Total Price: $2750

Important Information

This quote is for a single pass of editing. You will receive a marked-up copy of your manuscript with edits and comments. Additional revisions are subject to additional fees.

No guarantees are made as to the salability or marketability of the edited manuscript. Nor is there a guarantee that the manuscript will be completely error-free, though all efforts will be made to make it so.

Questions or comments? You may contact your editor or [email protected]

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