Professional Editing Services (for when you feel your work is going to overwhelm you)
As Managing Editor of Bundoran Press, I’ve edited more than 70 short stories in five anthologies and readied 12 novels for publication. As a mentor and teacher, I’ve worked with dozens of writers at all stages of their career, helping them shape their fiction and non-fiction and improve their writing. I spent 25 years writing research papers and editing a wide range of materials for senior bureaucrats and politicians, from speeches to articles and books.
I’ve published four novels of my own as well as nearly 30 short stories and have had several of my plays professionally produced on stage and radio. I’ve written numerous reports and articles on public policy.
I might be the editor you're looking for to bring your work to the next level.
And what will it cost (the gory details)? My rates are competitive and generally comparable to industry standards. For each individual project, I provide an estimate of cost up front based on word count and the difficulty of the work. The more work the writer has done to prepare their final manuscript, the less they should expect to pay me.
My services include substantive or structural editing of fiction (clarifying manuscripts for theme and structure), stylistic editing of non-fiction (for structure, clarity and language), and copy-editing of both fiction and non-fiction (grammar and other mechanics of style as well as consistency of content). I do not provide proof reading services.
For substantive and structural editing of short fiction I charge a flat fee of $150 for works up to 7500 words.
For works longer than 7500 words, including novels, my rates range from $15 to $20 per thousand words, depending on the state of the submitted manuscript. An 80,000 word novel would cost between $1200 and $1600 (all figures are in Canadian dollars). My rates for non-fiction are similar but may vary depending on the complexity of the document.
For copy-editing, I charge a flat fee of $100 for works up to 7500 words. For longer works, my rates range from $12 to $14 per thousand words. An 80,000 word novel would cost from $960 to $1120 to copy-edit.
For those who require substantive and copy editing combined (often in two rounds of editing), I charge a flat fee of $200 for short fiction and a rate of $22 to $28 per thousand words for longer works. 80,000 word novel = $1760 to $2240.
Payment can be made by PayPal, Interact e-transfer or personal cheque. For short fiction, payment must be made in advance. For longer work requiring one round of editing, payment is 50% in advance and the remainder on completion of the edit. For combined editing requiring two rounds, payment is 40% in advance, 20% after the first round and the remainder on completion.
Please note: Hiring me as an editor is not a route to publication by Bundoran Press. All completed manuscripts would still have to go through the regular submission process as outlined on the Bundoran Press website: www.bundoranpress.com