Professional Editing Australia

It’s a fact that well-edited books are always going to sell better than unedited books. An unedited book may sell, but it will never get the opportunity to reach its full potential as an edited book will. Is your book going to reach its full potential?

Getting your book edited through Author Services Australia

will allow it to reach its full potential!

When it comes to publishing a book, regardless of whether you’re self-publishing or going through a traditional publishing house, there are several important steps that you must follow. Take it from a self-published author that’s rushed out a book without editing. It’s only going to cost you time, money, and cause headaches down the road.

Think of how much time you put into writing the book, marketing, covers, don’t you owe it to yourself you put out the best-finished product possible? Author Services Australia has a team of professional editors ready to help Australian authors with their editing.

Our professional Australian editors will work with you, hand in hand, to ensure that from the first word to the last, your book screams professionalism. We have a variety of different levels of editing available, and not all books will require the same level of editing.

We have a team of editors for you to choose from, and you can view their bios here.

To help you understand more about the editing process that our team of professional editors will go through, here are the different types of professional editing services which we offer at Author Services Australia:

 

Professional Proofreading Services Australia

Having your manuscript proofread is the last opportunity to ensure that your book is in perfect condition and is completed after a professional copy edit and formatting. This is often when any final spelling errors, punctuation errors, and grammar faux pas are noticed. It’s the last chance to capture any mistakes before your book is published.

It’s never easy to give someone a price on professional proofreading as there are a variety of different types of books, and the lengths will vary. To give you an approximate price, a 40,000-word book is divided by 250 words (industry standard) to equal a standard editorial page count of 160 pages. 160 pages require anywhere from 16 – 32 hours to proofread. At roughly $30 per hour, you’re looking at $480 – $960 AUD for proofreading.

This is only an approximate price, and if you contact us and submit your manuscript, we will be able to provide you with an accurate quote for proofreading services.

 

Professional Copy Editing Services Australia

Copy editing is done when you are happy with the theme, plot, story structure, characters, setting, etc. Most authors have made several revisions or even had a developmental edit done before professional copy editing.

A professional copy edit will be an in-depth edit that will look at spelling, punctuation, and grammar. It will also focus on clunky words, correct sentence structure, fix any tense issues, fine-tune phrasing, tone, flow, and ensure consistency. Our editors utilize the track changes function on Microsoft Word to show changes and also comments to explain any revisions or suggestions. You can choose to either accept or reject any suggestions individually throughout your manuscript, which will give you complete control.

A copy edit is an essential step before publishing. A professional copy edit will greatly improve the readability of your book.

It’s never easy to give someone a price on professional copy editing as there are a variety of different types of books, and the lengths will vary. To give you an approximate price, a 40,000-word book is divided by 250 words (industry standard) to equal a standard editorial page count of 160 pages.160 pages require anywhere from 23 – 40 hours to copy edit. At roughly $40 per hour, you’re looking at $920 – $1600 AUD for professional copy editing.

This is only an approximate price, and if you contact us and submit your manuscript, we will be able to provide you with an accurate quote for professional copy editing services.

 

Professional Developmental Editing Australia

When you have a developmental edit done on your manuscript, it’s going to give you a big picture perspective of your manuscript. It’s also sometimes referred to as a structural edit or stylistic edit. Not all books are going to require a developmental edit, and when you submit your manuscript, one of our editors will be able to better advise you on what your manuscript needs.

A developmental edit looks at structure, character development, narrative, style, voice, pacing, and pages or sections which need extra attention. Having a professional developmental edit done on your manuscript will fill holes in the plot, tie up any loose ends, and polish your manuscript, but it won’t rewrite your manuscript. You’ll get clear guidance on issues that need to be corrected to help you as the author creates a stronger book.

It’s never easy to give someone a price on a professional developmental edit as there are a variety of different types of books, and the lengths will vary. To give you an approximate price, a 40,000-word book is divided by 250 words (industry standard) to equal a standard editorial page count of 160 pages.160 pages require anywhere from 32 – 54 hours to complete. At roughly $50 per hour, you’re looking at $1600 – $2700 AUD for a professional developmental edit.

This is only an approximate price, and if you contact us and submit your manuscript, we will be able to provide you with an accurate quote for a professional developmental edit.

 

Professional Manuscript Evaluations Australia

Partial Manuscript Evaluation

If you are looking for a professional report on your manuscript, then a partial professional manuscript evaluation is a great place to start. It’s going to cover the first fifty pages of your manuscript and will help identify if there any issues which need to be addressed throughout the rest of the manuscript. Often, any recommendations which are made in a partial evaluation can be applied to the entire manuscript. A partial manuscript evaluation costs approximately $120 to $240 AUD.

This is only an approximate price, and if you contact us and submit your manuscript, we will be able to provide you with an accurate quote for a professional partial manuscript evaluation.

 

Full Manuscript Evaluation

A full professional manuscript evaluation will cover a complete read-through of your manuscript. It will cover things such as theme, title, premise, opening, genre, voice, style, format, flow, tense, dialogue, plot, character development, setting, writing habits, size, and overall strengths and weaknesses. It’s a great way to catch any problems with your manuscript before a developmental edit or copy edit. An average 80,000-word manuscript getting a full manuscript evaluation will cost somewhere between $640 to $800 AUD.

This is only an approximate price, and if you contact us and submit your manuscript, we will be able to provide you with an accurate quote for a professional full manuscript evaluation.

 

Professional Editing Summary

You spend a lot of time writing your book and pour your blood, sweat, and tears into it. You owe it to your book and yourself to allow a professional editor the chance to help you polish and perfect your manuscript.

At Author Services Australia, our team of professional and experienced editors can help you polish and perfect your manuscript into a work of art. If you have any questions about the editing process or would like to speak to us about having your manuscript edited, then please don’t hesitate to contact us directly via email at authorservicesaustralia@gmail.com.

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