We believe providing affordable resources to new and established writers is in accordance with our “Publish the People” philosophy. We offer a meticulous editing service designed to strengthen pre-publication manuscripts. For a flat rate of $200, we guarantee a dedicated editor will attend to your manuscript with respect for the hard work you’ve invested in it. We require a $35 down-payment towards the service fee when you submit your manuscript, and you pay the remainder when our work is done.
We are currently accepting pre-publication, in-progress, or complete manuscripts that are 65,000 words or fewer. Manuscripts that have word counts above 65,000 or below 58,000 should use the contact form for a custom price quote. Our editors deliver the following:
General copyediting for typos, spelling, and basic grammatical errors
Assessment of story structure and character development
Basic content research (e.g. fact-checking locations, historical events, real-world details)
What the Reader is Thinking Summaries: Chapter-by-chapter summaries assessing the progression of the narrative
Questions Raised: Identification of plot holes, scenes, and other story attributes that may benefit from elaboration
Potential recommendation to managing editors for publication by Chaleur Press
Manuscripts submitted are placed in our Editing Queue and writers are routinely updated on our progress. Our Queue has an average turn-around time of 30 days.