Proofreading and Editing Services

Credentials

I have over 40 years of experience in the field of English Literature, including working as the head of an English Department in a small private school where I taught English and English Literature for 15 years. I am the founder and director of Clarendon House Publications and have published many books; I am the preferred supplier of editing services for a number of small businesses.

 

Beta Reading (First Level)

I will personally read your story or novel  

or collection and give you general feedback

from a reader's point of view.

This can pick up all kinds of things:

inconsistencies in pacing, leaving the reader

in too much mystery, errors in names,

technical problems...

My general feedback will enable you to

make changes in your manuscript

before having to confront sending it off to

an agent or publisher.

Cost: £2.00 to £6.00 per 1,000 words, based on seeing a 1,000 word sample first.

 

Beta Reading (Second Level)

I will personally read your story or novel  

or collection as above, but give you

detailed feedback.

I will cover anything I find as a reader,

from technical errors through to issues

with ideas or style, in a comprehensive report

which will empower you to strengthen your work

prior to sending it off for review by an

agent or publisher.

Cost: £6.00 to £11.00 per 1,000 words, based on seeing a 1,000 word sample first.

 

Developmental Editing 

This is where things move to the next phase:

page by page notes, suggesting not only

general changes as in the Beta Reading above

but detailed recommendations covering the

seven categories: Ideas, Characters,

Attracting Readers, Getting Emotional

Commitment, Structure, Style and Fulfilment.

Cost: £8.00 to £16.00 per 1,000 words,

based on seeing a 1,000 word sample first.

 

Copy Editing/Proofreading

A review of your work in minute detail,

fixing any spelling, grammar, punctuation,

clarity and/or technical issues in close

liaison with you.

Cost: £6.00 to £11.00 per 1,000 words,

based on seeing a 1,000 word sample first.

 

 

 

If you have a question about any of the above, please email me at

 

grant@clarendonhousebooks.com

You can get a discount on all of the above services as a member of the

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