Blue Flower Editing

Editorial Packages

Editorial packages

Academic packages

Basic Package: Formatting and journal guideline check

What it is:
Formatting of manuscript to conform to a specified journal’s formatting guidelines at submission or resubmission, including formatting of the text, headings, title page, citations, and references. Checking of manuscript against the journal guidelines. (Manuscripts that don’t adhere to prescribed guidelines are often returned without review.)

Who’s it for:
Authors who don’t need editing; busy authors short on time; authors wanting to decrease chances of resubmission or rejection

What you get: 

  • A formatted manuscript that conforms to a journal’s formatting guidelines, including references

  • In-text citations cross-checked against reference list to highlight any missing sources

  • Feedback on incomplete reference list entries

  • Added missing details to in-text citations (based on reference list)

  • A list of must-dos and fixes to meet the journal guidelines

How it works:
You’ll send me your manuscript along with the journal’s formatting guidelines. Once the formatting is complete, I’ll send the manuscript back to you.

How much is it:
Starting at $149

Standard Package: Basic Package plus copyediting                

What it is:
Basic Package plus one round of copyediting. Copyediting is a sentence-level edit that checks for grammar and punctuation, spelling, clarity, syntax, language usage, awkward sentence construction, paragraphing, and wordiness.

Who’s it for:
Authors who are happy with the structure of their paper and want a final polishing edit; authors wanting enhanced readability so that readers stay on page; authors wanting to decrease chances of resubmission or rejection

What you get:

  • Everything in the Basic Package

  • A professionally edited manuscript

  • One-on-one author support

  • Tracked revisions so you can see and review changes that were made

  • A short summary of the editing that provides feedback , thereby helping you improve your future writing skills

  • A style sheet that provides decisions made about spelling variations, punctuation, language usage, capitalization, and numbers

  • An editing plan that spells out a project fee, timeline, and payment policy

  • Plus: optional 30 minutes of consultation (via email, phone, or Skype)

How it works:
After I have received the journal’s formatting guidelines and style guide preference, I’ll complete a basic edit on your manuscript. All suggestions are made and tracked using the Microsoft Word Track Changes feature. I’ll also format the manuscript, and once that is complete, I’ll send the manuscript back to you. Once you receive your edited manuscript, you’ll review each of the edits and deletions. You’ll then have the choice to accept or reject them. If you have any questions, we can discuss them during the consultation.

How much is it:
Starting at $269, per 7,000 words

Premium Package: Standard Package plus cover letter edit

What it is:
Standard Package plus cover letter edit

Who’s it for:
Authors who are happy with the structure of their paper and want a final polishing edit; authors wanting to decrease their chances of resubmission or rejection; authors wanting enhanced readability so readers stay on page

What you get:

  • Everything in the Standard Package

  • Cover letter edit

How it works:
After I have received the journal’s formatting guidelines and style guide preference, I’ll complete a basic edit on your manuscript and cover letter. All suggestions are made and tracked using the Microsoft Word Track Changes feature. I’ll also format the manuscript, and once that is complete, I’ll send it back to you. Once you receive it, you’ll review each of the edits and deletions. You’ll then have the choice to accept or reject them.

How much is it:
Starting at $389, per 7,000 words


Book packages

Basic Package: One round of copyediting

What it is:
Sentence-level edit that checks for grammar and punctuation, spelling, clarity, syntax, language usage, awkward sentence construction, paragraphing, and wordiness

Who it’s for:
Authors who are happy with the structure of their book and want a final polishing edit; authors wanting enhanced readability so readers stay on page 

What you get:

  • A professionally edited manuscript

  • One-on-one author support

  • Tracked revisions so you can see and review changes that were made

  • A short summary of the editing that provides feedback, thereby helping you improve your future writing skills

  • A style sheet that provides decisions made about spelling variations, punctuation, language usage, capitalization, and numbers

  • An editing plan that spells out a project fee, timeline, and payment policy

  • Plus: optional 30 minutes of follow-up consultation (email, phone, or Skype)

How it works:
I’ll complete a basic edit on your manuscript. All suggestions are made and tracked using the Microsoft Word Track Changes feature. Once you receive your edited manuscript, you’ll review each of the edits and deletions. You’ll then have the choice to accept or reject them. If you have any questions, we can discuss them during a consultation.

How much it costs:
Starting at $1,805, per $80,000 words

Standard Package: Two rounds of copyediting (Most popular)

What it is:
Basic Package plus an extra round of copyediting. A second round of editing catches any errors that were missed or were previously introduced after the first copyedit and helps maintain consistency throughout the book.

Who it’s for:
Authors who are happy with the structure of their book; authors wanting enhanced readability so readers stay on page; authors wanting to ensure consistency and cohesiveness

What you get:

  • Everything in the Basic Package

  • An extra round of copyediting

  • Plus: optional 30 minutes of follow-up consultation (total of 1 hour via email, phone, or Skype)

How it works:
During the first round, I’ll do a deep dive edit, leaving notes and suggestions. All suggestions are made and tracked using the Microsoft Word Track Changes feature. Once you receive your edited manuscript, you’ll review all of the edits and deletions. You’ll then have the choice to accept or reject them and make any necessary changes based on my notes.  

After this, we’ll move to the second round. You’ll submit your revised manuscript to me. I’ll double-check it for any errors and incorporate any of your changes, additions, or notes. A second round of copyediting is better than just one because the author can unknowingly introduce errors after making changes. If you have any questions, we can discuss them during a consultation.

How much it costs: 
Starting at $2,805, per 80,000 words

Premium Package: Two rounds of copyediting plus one round of proofreading

What it is:
Standard Package plus proofreading. This service polishes your work to its fullest potential, ensuring it’s ready to submit to agents and/or publishers or for self-publication. Proofreading is a word-level edit that checks for typos as well as spelling, grammar, typos, and usage errors. It is done as a final step to catch any lingering typos and format glitches.

Who it’s for:
Authors who want to ensure their book is in tip-top shape before publication

What you get:

  • Everything in the Standard Package

  • One round of proofreading

  • Plus: optional 30 minutes of follow-up consultations (total of 1.5 hours via email, phone, or Skype)   

How it works:
During the first round, I’ll do a deep dive edit, leaving notes and suggestions. All suggestions are made and tracked using the Microsoft Word Track Changes feature. Once you receive your edited manuscript, you’ll review all of the edits and deletions. You’ll then have the choice to accept or reject them and make any necessary changes based on my notes. 

After this, we’ll move to the second round. You’ll submit your revised manuscript to me. I’ll double-check it for any errors and incorporate any of your changes, additions, or notes. I’ll send it back to you to look over; once you are done, you’ll send it back to me for proofreading. Once I’m done, the manuscript will be in its finished form. If you have any questions, we can discuss them during a consultation.

How much it costs:
Starting at $3,805, per 80,000 words


Mini Edit

What it is:
A professional copyedit of the first 10,000 words of your manuscript

Who it’s for:
Authors who don’t want or need a full copyedit; self-starters wanting initial guidance

What you get:

  • A professional copyedit of the first 10,000 words of your manuscript

  • One-on-one author support

  • Tracked revisions so you can see and review changes that were made

  • A short summary of the editing that provides feedback, thereby helping you to apply what you learned from my edit to the rest of your manuscript

How it works:
I’ll copyedit the first 10,000 words of your manuscript. All suggestions are made and tracked using the Microsoft Word Track Changes feature. Once you receive your edited manuscript, you’ll review each of the edits and deletions. You’ll then have the choice to accept or reject them. 

How much it costs:
$249