Facilitating Independent Authors

In our experience, editing is the most important service any independent author can secure. Period.

No matter how good the story or twisted the plot, a poorly edited book will receive negative reviews. In the modern world of online shopping, customer feedback carries an enormous amount of weight in readers' purchasing decisions.

 

Joe Nobody, one of our leading clients and multi-million dollar earner, said this about editing:

 

"I didn't take the need of hiring an editor seriously on my first few books, and I paid a high price. I soon realized that while I could go back and rework a low-quality title, those reviews will never go away. You can improve as a writer, but the Internet... and those stinging remarks, are forever."

 

At Kemah Bay, our editors are all degreed professionals who utilize an impressive arsenal of automation, skill, experience, and subscribed services. We edit fiction according to the standards of the Chicago Manual of Style. We utilize a variety of grammar checking software. We care about quality.

 

We accept:

Any genre, including non-fiction and steamy prose

Any length of work up to 2MB in file size

English language manuscripts

Microsoft Word (2003 or higher) formatted files

 

Please read our terms and conditions before ordering

Line Edit

 

Grammar check, including sentence structure, word usage, and capitalization

 

Availability - typically can begin work within 5 business days - but contact us for exact lead-times

 

Estimated duration - 2 business days per 20K words

 

Cost - $.005 per word, minimum $50.00

 

Deliverable:  Manuscript returned with Word's change tracking enabled and sidebar comments. Telephone/email support as necessary.

Development/Story Edit

 

Readability, plot consistency, character development, and voice

 

Availability - typically can begin work within 5 business days - but contact us for exact lead-times

 

Estimated duration - varies

 

Cost - Typical cost is $.01 per word. Contact us for a quote after providing sample.

 

Deliverable: Manuscript returned with Word's change tracking enabled and sidebar comments. Telephone/email support as necessary.

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