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Are you a fantasy writer and you're trying to polish your work for publication?

You're going to need an editor.

Proofreading and editing your own work is not enough. You need someone who can fix the mistakes you made like:

  • Spelling & Typos
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Flow & Tone
  • Reader Friendliness
  • Redundancies
  • Inconsistencies
  • Unbelievable Issues (unless you want it to be unbelievable, of course)


My Introductory Editing Rate is 2 cents per word, or $100 USD for 5000 words.

This allows me to gauge how 'riddled with mistakes' your work is, and determine how much time is required to edit your work. Based upon that I can then charge you an amount consistent with my normal editing rate of $35 USD per hour.

Contact charlesmoffat@charlesmoffat.com to inquire about editing the first 5000 words of your story. Payments are made via PayPal or Interac E-Transfer.



Regular Rates*

* Actual rate may vary depending upon how 'riddled with mistakes' your work is. It could be more/less depending on a variety of factors like whether you self-edited and used spellcheck/grammar check before sending it to your editor.

  • Short Stories: 1,500 - 7,500 words = $30 to $150.
  • Novelettes: 7,500 - 17,500 = $150 to $350.
  • Novellas: 17,500 - 40,000 = $350 to $800.
  • Novels: 40,000+ words = $800+

So for example if you have a 100,000 word novel that you need edited then it will cost you $2000.

Contact charlesmoffat@charlesmoffat.com to inquire about editing the first 5000 words of your short story, novelette, novella or novel.


What about Turn Around Time?

Honestly, it varies. A short story obviously takes less time to edit than a 150,000 word novel. It also depends on whether I am writing my own fantasy books, or already editing some other client's work. So the best thing to do is to just ask when you inquire about me editing the first 5000 words of your work. Usually I can do the first 5000 words within 2-5 business days, but again it really depends on how busy I am. Work and life can sometimes get in the way.

 

What About Other Genres?

Yeah, so here's the thing. I have reached the point in my editing career where I want to focus on a single genre.

So yes, I am really do want to focus solely on editing fantasy, but with a few small exceptions:

#1. Historical Fiction. Basically like fantasy, but minus the magic and the monsters.

#2. Historical Fantasy. Technically counts as Fantasy.

#3. Science Fantasy. Not to be confused with Sci Fi.

#4. Time Travel Fiction. I have a soft spot for this.


Contact charlesmoffat@charlesmoffat.com to inquire about editing the first 5000 words of your fantasy story. Payments are made via PayPal or Interac E-Transfer.

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