I work with my clients to give them the writing they need. And it is work. Anyone who has been in business knows the old saying, "I can meet any two of these three criteria, take your pick: Fast, cheap, or excellent quality work."
Ghostwriting
Writing a manuscript to the author's specifications To be negotiated. Each manuscript is an individual project.
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Fiction
Substantive Editing: A careful analysis of a manuscript you have written, in order to help you develop character, scene and plot. $4,000.00 for a 60,000 word manuscript.
This is a one time fee. There will be no further charge, no matter how many times we may go over your manuscript.
Copy-editing: Basic corrections in grammar, spelling and punctuation. $2,000.00 for a 60,000 word manuscript.
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Nonfiction
A complete analysis, which may include research. 5 cents a word, with a $25.00 minimum charge.
Copy-editing: Again, this includes only basic corrections in grammar, spelling and punctuation. 2.5 cents a word, with a $25.00 minimum charge.
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Typing
Typing and Formatting a Manuscript $0.50 for every hundred words
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Indexing
Indexing a Finished Manuscript $1.00 for every hundred words




The fees described on this page are for the project as a whole. At The Best Word, I do not consider our projects to be complete until my clients are satisfied with the work.

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