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The HBE Publishing team is an intermediary between you and a professional editor, fitting your manuscript to the right editor who best fits your specific needs. You will be working with the HBE Publishing team, who will answer any questions you might have throughout the editing process.

 

Copy Editing
$110
$0.011 per word
10,000 word min. charge
Grammar
Spelling
Punctuation
Structure
Tone
Consistency in Plot Pacing
Character Progression
Story Arc
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Line Editing
$170
$0.017 per word
10,000 word min. charge
Grammar
Spelling
Punctuation
Structure
Tone
Consistency in Plot Pacing
Character Progression
Story Arc
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Manuscript Edit
$300
$0.030 per word
10,000 word min. charge
Grammar
Spelling
Punctuation
Structure
Tone
Consistency in Plot Pacing
Character Progression
Story Arc
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Manuscript Editing Plus
$420
$0.042 per word
10,000 word min. charge
Designed for ESL authors
Fully edits:
Syntax
Grammar
Spelling
Punctuation
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Developmental Editing
$460
$0.046 per word
10,000 word min. charge
Combines:
Copy Editing
Line Editing
Manuscript Editing
Multiple rounds of editing
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Cover Copy Essentials
$229
Total Cost
All copy on outside cover
Analyzes:
1) Cover copy
2) Fonts
3) Placement
Assists in rewriting
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Editorial Assessment
$299
Total Cost
1 chapter (up to 2000 words)
Analyzes:
Publishing Readiness
Strength of Editing
Strength of Writing
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Copyediting

Your book is a reflection of you and all the blood, sweat and tears that went in to writing it, and the last thing you want is to publish a book that would reflect poorly on you. Allow us to help refine your finished manuscript and give it that professional edge. Every author – no matter how prolific or popular – makes mistakes, and thanks to our editing staff, those mistakes can be caught before your book goes to print.

$0.011 per word

Our seasoned editorial staff will review your manuscript for errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation, suggesting recommendations for changes that will give your words a crisp, clean level of professionalism that will set it apart from the amateurs. While editing your manuscript, our editors follow the standard in the book-publishing industry, The Chicago Manual of Style.

Our editors will check for:

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation

The Copyediting service is not recommended for manuscripts that require more attention be given to sentence structure, story arch and organization. We can usually complete the Copyediting process within two weeks of submission, depending on the size of our current work queue. To learn more or to order our Copyediting service, please use the Service Request Page or call 559-358-4843.

 


 

Line Editing

A good-quality, marketable book starts with quality writing, but some manuscripts require more work than others. With our Line Editing service, an editor will not only review the manuscript for harder to catch grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors, but also address syntax and provide recommendations to improve the flow and readability of the text.

$0.017 per word

Our editors will review for consistency in:

  • Structure
  • Tone
  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation

The editor will also provide a letter explaining the recommended changes to structure and tone.

We can usually complete the Copyediting process within two weeks of your submission, depending on the size of our current work queue. To learn more or to order our Line Editing service, please use the Service Request Page or call 559-358-4843.

 


 

Manuscript Editing

Our manuscript editor will go deeper than a line edit, evaluating the manuscript both at the chapter level and as a whole, checking for consistency and accuracy in the plot, character development, story arc, setting, and ideas.

$0.030 per word

Our editors will review for consistency in:

  • Structure
  • Plot Progression & Pacing
  • Characterization
  • Tone
  • Dialogue

The will also give an assessment and recommendations on the level of your:

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation

The editor will also provide a letter explaining the recommended changes to structure, plot flow, characterization, and tone, and dialogue.

We can usually complete the Manuscript Editing process within two to three weeks of your submission, depending on the size of our current work queue. To learn more or to order our Manuscript Editing service, please use the Service Request Page or call 559-358-4843.

 


 

Manuscript Editing Plus (for ESL)

Ideal for non-native English speakers or some first-time authors, our Manuscript Editing Plus service is designed for works that need more focus on grammar and sentence structure than a regular edit can focus on.

$0.042 per word

Our editors will review your work and make the necessary corrections to grammar, sentence structure, and syntax. The editor will also include a notated list of the changes and why they were made.

We can usually complete the Manuscript Editing Plus process within three to four weeks of your submission, depending on the size of our current work queue. To learn more or to order our Manuscript Editing service, please use the Service Request Page or call 559-358-4843.

 


 

Developmental Editing Package

If many hands make light work, many editors makes for a better book. Our Content Editing service provides multiple rounds of editing, combining our Manuscript Editing, Line Editing, and Copy Editing services into one all-inclusive package.

$0.046 per word

The first round will assess and address:

  • Structure
  • Plot Progression & Pacing
  • Characterization
  • Tone
  • Dialogue

The second round will polish and correct:

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation

First, a manuscript editor will focus on the readability of your work, evaluating the progression and consistency of your plot, character development, story arc, pacing, setting, and dialogue. The recommended changes will be sent to the author for review and approval.

Once approved, our copyeditors will begin the second round of editing, focusing on the technical aspects of your writing and correcting any errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

A third and final round of editing will consist of giving your manuscript a quality assessment to make sure that it is sound prior to production.

We can usually complete the Developmental Editing process within two to three weeks after the final round of revisions, depending on the size of our current work queue. To learn more or to order our Manuscript Editing service, please use the Service Request Page or call 559-358-4843.

 


 

Cover Copy Essentials

With the flood of books on the market, your cover image and copy are crucial to your books being singled out and saved from the barrage of poorly-constructed books. Our Cover Copy marketing analyst will review the cover, title, and subtitle of your book to ensure that they adequately portray the content of your book, and will aid in rewriting (or writing) the copy on the hardcover flap, back cover copy, author bio copy, and keynote of the book.

$229

We can usually complete the Cover Copy Essentials process within three to four weeks of your submission, depending on the size of our current work queue. To learn more or to order our Cover Copy Essentials service, please use the Service Request Page or call 559-358-4843.

 


 

Editorial Assessment

Our manuscript editor will go deeper than a line edit, evaluating the manuscript at the chapter level and as a whole, checking for consistency and accuracy in the plot, character development, story arc, setting, and ideas. The editorial quality of your book will ultimately determine how well it succeeds, so let us review your manuscript to help ensure that the product you’re sending out is at its best.

$299 Flat Fee

Our Editorial Assessment will analyze a portion of your manuscript, typically the first chapter (up to 2000 words), for the quality of its editing and its readiness for publication. You will be provided with a sample edit of the selection, as well as constructive comments about how to improve the quality of your writing and your book.

We can usually complete the Editorial Assessment process within two to three weeks of your submission, depending on the size of our current work queue. To learn more or to order our Editorial Assessment service, please use the Service Request Page or call 559-358-4843.

 



 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will my manuscript be error-free after editing?

Editing, by nature, is a multi-round process; not all errors within the text may be caught within one or two rounds of editing. Most traditionally published books are edited multiple times throughout the book-making process, and even then, it is not uncommon to have a small number of grammatical errors within the book when it goes to print. For this reason, HBE Publishing recommends multiple rounds of editing to ensure the cleanest manuscript for publication.

Q: Will I be able to speak directly with my editor?

Absolutely, that’s one of the many things that sets us apart from and above the big name competition. The HBE Publishing Content Media team will also be available throughout the editing process to answer any questions you may have.

Q: What are the editors’ qualifications?

HBE Publishing hires professional editors from across the publishing industry with experience in a variety of book genres. All of our editors have extensive experience in the book industry, be they published authors, writing instructors, or own and operate their own editing companies. We carefully select each author for his or her knowledge and expertise in a specific genre.

Q: Do I need Microsoft Word if I purchase an editing service?

No. While we prefer Microsoft Word, as it is an excellent tool for reviewing and accepting or rejecting an editor’s recommendations, Google Docs will perform the same functions and is a free alternative.

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