Services

Copyediting & Proofreading Services*

Copyediting

What it is: 
A check for mechanics (spelling, grammar, syntax) and consistency issues (tense, case, POV)

 What you get: 
  • Your digital manuscript emailed back to you.
  • Objective changes using the Track Changes feature
  • Subjective or stylistic suggestions highlighted and a note left in the margin
  • Minor fact-checking
  • List of commonly found errors and room for improvement

Does not include:
  • Typing services or the transfer of your manuscript to digital media
  • Explanation of objective corrections 
  • Large amounts of fact-checking
  • Ghostwriting or rewriting

When to get it:
After your manuscript has been completed, edited/critiqued, and appropriate revisions have been made.

Cost:
On average, $15 per thousand words for first time clients. Discounts may be available for established clients. All word counts will be rounded up to the nearest thousand.

Note: 
All documents must be received as a .doc, .docx, or downloadable Google Drive file. 

Proofreading

What it is:
A final check for punctuation and typographical errors.

What you get:
  • Your digital manuscript emailed back to you.
  • Changes made using the Track Changes feature

Does not include:
  • Transfer of your manuscript to digital media
  • Explanation of objective corrections
  • Research or fact-checking
  • Ghostwriting or rewriting

When to get it:
After your manuscript has completed multiple rounds of edits and is ready for publication. This should be done prior to your book going to press.

Cost:
On average, $4.50 per thousand words (rounded up to the nearest thousand).

Note: 
All documents must be received as a .doc, .docx, or downloadable Google Drive file. 

Comic Book Proofreading

What it is:
A final check for punctuation and typographical errors.

What you get:
  • Needed changes noted in a Word document and emailed to you.

Does not include:
  • Transfer of your manuscript to digital media
  • Explanation of objective corrections
  • Research or fact-checking
  • Ghostwriting or rewriting

When to get it:
After your manuscript has completed multiple rounds of edits and is ready for publication. This should be done prior to your book going to press.

Cost:
On average, $30 per issue (up to 28 pages), $1 for each additional page. 

Note:
All books must be received as a .pdf.

* All payments for projects must include the following:

  • At least one comp copy of your book or the book that your story is included in. If you are publishing only in a digital format, a completed digital copy will work.
  • Credit given on any crowdfunding platform that you may use to bring your project to print. Also, my name should be listed among any credits given on social media. I'm a strong believer that all members of a team deserve credit for their hard work. After all, we've all seen the hilarity that a misplaced comma can cause. 
  • One half of payment must be received upon accepting of project. The other half will be due upon project completion. Terminating the project by the client before 100% completion will result in the "loss" of the first half of the fee.
  • If termination of the project leads to completed work still being used, a comp copy must still be sent and credit must be given for the completed work.
  • By hiring me for any project, it is understood that you agree to these terms.
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Testimonials 

"Before I hired Katrina, I would get all sorts of emails and reviews talking about proofing errors. Since I hired her, I have had ZERO, and even had people leave reviews that said "I don't know what that person was talking about. I didn't see any errors." I only wish I had hired her way earlier."
- Russell Nohelty


"I had a great experience working with Katrina. She knows her grammar rules, and she provided excellent feedback on my book. She was open and honest when discussing the overall story, too, which is always a great skill to find in an editor."
 - James Powell

"Katrina did an excellent job proofreading my novella. She was very professional and met the agreed upon deadline. She was also extremely invested in the book, me as an author and the success of the project which I really appreciated."
- Jessica Maison 

"Katrina is always a pleasure to work with. She is prompt with her replies, her editing work is outstanding, and she never fails to deliver. I look forward to working with her on many more projects to come."
- Nick Gibson, Owner of The Phoenix Press



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