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. All questions should be directed to C. E. Benson at CEBenson@WrittenInMelanin.com.

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 editing is the correction of spelling errors, inconsistencies, grammar, usage, and omissions.

Line editing ensures your paragraphs flow, that there aren’t sections that stop the reader’s momentum, and that actions and emotions are conveyed clearly.

Developmental editing checks for pacing, plot holes, extra characters, unnecessary scenes, and engagement of the reader.

Copy and Line Editing

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.

Copy, Line, and Developmental Editing Bundle

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.

BOOK FORMATTING

Written in Melanin will format your book for print and digital distribution. The formatting options below are for basic formatting of the following pages: Title, Front Matter, Content, End Matter (Author’s Note, etc.).

Charts, images, and special characters are not included in basic formatting. Hyperlinks are included in digital versions only if they are provided ahead of time.

PDF File (For Print): $100

Ebook EPUB File (Not for Amazon): $125

Ebook MOBI File (For Amazon): $150

EPUB + PDF Bundle: $200

MOBI + EPUB + PDF Bundle: $225

$25 will be added for each special formatting request — drop caps, fleurons, images, text-specific formatting such as texting, emails, or lyrics, etc.