“The difference between the right word and the nearly right word is the same as the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” — Mark Twain
Developmental editing/ghost writing:
You have great ideas but writing is not your strong suit. You are intimidated by the idea of writing a whole article or book and yet know you have something to say. What you need is a writer – someone to read your notes, interview you, transcribe your “talk” and then turn it into a professional, polished final product. Prices vary according to project.
Do you need someone to rework a piece of writing? You have the basics down but it lacks polish or zip or flavor or erudition – whatever you are looking for. You want it to be grammatically correct, clear, spelled perfectly, but also tweaked just a bit – while staying true to your “voice” – so that it jumps off the page.
You’ve written something you like, but you will need careful copyediting. This service checks for everything that proofreading does, but also corrects grammatical errors and checks for clarity and flow.
Maybe you don’t need anything as extensive as copyediting. Does your article or business letter need a second set of eyes to be sure there are no typos, misspellings or missed punctuation marks? Straight up proofing is all you need.
Prices for proofreading and editing services range from $6.00 to $12.00 a page.