Editing Services

Written in Melanin offers a variety of services to help authors polish their works and make them available for publishing. All services are described and listed below. Sample edits are provided upon request.

Service pricing is based on the page count of the project and is defined by the following formatting:
8.5×11 paper
1″ margins on all sides
0.5″ first-line indent for each paragraph
12 point, Times New Roman font
Double spaced

The turnaround time for projects will be determined based on the length of the project and the services needed, but a minimum of 2 weeks is required for each project.

EDITING

Copy and Line Editing

Copy and Line Editing is the correction of spelling errors, inconsistencies, grammar, usage, and omissions. It checks for clarity of language, weak plot points, and anything that would stop the reader’s momentum.

Up to 100 pages – $150

101 – 150 pages – $210

151 – 200 pages – $270

Add $60 for every 50 pages thereafter. Pages falling in between ranges will be rounded up.

Developmental Editing

Developmental editing includes copy and line editing, and also checks for pacing, plot holes, character development, unnecessary scenes, dialogue, transitions and engagement of the reader. This service comes with suggestions on how to strengthen the work overall.

Up to 100 pages – $250

101 – 150 pages – $350

151 – 200 pages – $450

Add $100 for every 50 pages thereafter. Pages falling in between ranges will be rounded up.


To request editing services complete the form below.
You will receive a response within 3 business days, excluding holidays.

To request a sample edit, please send an email to CEBenson@WrittenInMelanin.com that includes:

First and Last Name
Email Address
Requested Service
Total Word and Page Count
Book Summary
Attachment of 5-10 pages for Sample Edit