Editing

You’re a professional whether you’re publishing a business report, manuscript, blog article, or handing in an academic assignment. As a professional, your work represents you. Ensure your work is the best it can possibly be by hiring an editor. Not sure what type of editing you need? See The Many Faces of Editing .

I offer customized quotes, secured payment methods, quick turnarounds, and will work as best as we can to fit your budget. Before beginning work, I (and/or my team members) will finalize cost with you based on an evaluation of your needs and the manuscript. Services are subject to required taxes. Timeline for edit is usually 2-8 weeks depending on the manuscript. All services are customized to meet the needs of the author and the work. Not satisfied with the work I have offered? Let me know and I’ll make it right.

If you would like to work with my team or I, message me directly with the details of your manuscript, word count, deadline, genre, chapter sample, audience, type of editing you want (if you know) and any other information that you wish to share which will help to assess your manuscripts needs.

CATHERINE’S EDITING SERVICES

All editing services by me include an editor’s report and up to 1 hour follow up. Prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to GST unless otherwise stated. Payment accepted via PayPal (PayPal or credit card), or etransfer.

Developmental Editing

Transform your story right from the plot, from a partial or initial draft, or at any stage of your work. I will work to help you get a solid structure, dynamic characters with depth, or find your way out of ‘stuck’. I can assist with plotting, manuscript organization, consistency, reader appeal, missing elements, common writer elements, and more. While I will identify some grammatical and spelling errors, the focus of this type of edit is on structure and story. 

$850 up to 150,000 words (contact to discuss larger works)
$650 up to 98,999 words
$250 under 49999 words

Manuscript Evaluation/Assessment

Get a read through with an editorial report that focuses on reader perspective, common writing mistakes, mechanical issues, issues with structure or character, suggested next steps, and more at any stage in the manuscript’s development.

$150 each work up to 120000 words (contact to discuss larger works)

EDITING ADD-ONS

Coaching or consulting $50/hr

Take a developmental editing read through of your manuscript one step further with regular discussions, customized worksheets for your unique style and work, and building a writing plan to get that manuscript finished with Manuscript Coaching.

Character Inventory  $75-$200

Have your characters ran away into their story and now you’re struggling to keep them all corralled? Are you a discovery writer looking for a reference document for your work? Writing a series and missed supporting characters or key flaws in your own notes? How about having an inventory of your characters done for your book? Whether it’s just a basic name list or includes physical descriptions and major flaws and quirks, I can help put it all in one place to help you along so you can focus on writing instead of wrestling with those characters in your stories.
Add-on to existing reading or editing service for just $75
$100 up to 85,000 words
$200 up to 200,000 words

Customized Style Guide $75

Want a tool to help improve your writing and add a bit of DIY to your editing process? I will provide a short style guide for you to refer to when doing revisions including formatting, spacing, punctuation and grammar, and a short list of things to watch for and common errors in your own writing. Ideal for series or improving your writing. I will work with you to determine your preferences and offer a customized document you can refer to again and again.

 

TEAM EDITING PROMOTIONS

Please note that joint services are between independent contractors and the author/owner. Each independent contractor may have different pricing, terms/contracts, and services beyond the below promotions. Please contact the independent contractor(s) directly to discuss additional services.

Joint editing by Catherine Milos and Ellen Michelle for $1300 CAD up to 60,000 words. Schedule an edit with Catherine and Ellen and get a HUGELY discounted rate. Get a developmental/substantive edit, editor’s report, and a draft style guide and/or character list from Catherine to kick off your manuscript and address major structural issues, then get a stellar copy edit from Ellen. Note to authors, we love the Oxford comma and hope you do to, but if you don’t we accommodate.