Rate: Price quoted per project
Developmental editing can include everything from outline review or assistance with developing a manuscript idea further, to substantive editing to assist with plot, characterization, etc. after the manuscript is complete.
line & copy editing
Rate: Starting at .009 cents per word
Line editing is traditionally a line by line edit intended to smooth out and tighten the prose. Copy editing is intended to grammatically correct what is written. At Three Point, we combine line and copy editing into one service.
We also offer what we call "expanded line editing" which is a one-pass line edit with additional developmental notes included. Contact us for expanded line edit rates.
Rate: Starting at .005 cents per word
Proofreading is a last stage "light" copy edit intended to find stray typos, dropped punctuation, etc.
Rate: Starting at $200
A manuscript critique includes a one-pass developmental assessment to determine if the story "works" along with a 2-4 page editorial letter. Items reviewed during a critique might include plot, pacing, characterization, mechanics, author voice, genre analysis, structure, and more. A critique should be completed prior to line or copy edits.
In order to ensure consistency, Three Point maintains an internal style guide (available upon request) and creates a personalized style sheet for all clients. Our internal style guide uses Chicago Manual of Style rules for fiction and other relevant style guides when applicable.