Editing is one of the two most important investments you can make in your book before you publish.
Working with an editor will elevate your storytelling to the next level.
You know the story. You’ve lived it every day for months or even years. Of course, your brain is going to tell you that you’ve found all the mistakes, because at a certain point what you believe and expect to see will be what your eyes show you. This is one of the ways a good editor can elevate your storytelling powers to superhero levels.
A good editor will also let you know when your voice isn’t coming through on paper the way it did in your head. This is a tricky one, but an author knows their story, and the backstory and what is going to happen three books from now.
You thought you nailed it, but it’s easy to forget the reader doesn’t know everything you do, and that is why clarity of your voice is critical to the success of your book.
ALAREON’s Editing Services include the following:
- Story Arc
- Plot Consistency
- Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation
ALAREON Fiction Editing- Option 1: Starting at $1.50 per Word page.
Let’s do some breakdown on that math. Most editors display their fees in terms of cents per word. It’s common to see offers like $0.045. When you look at that you might automatically assume that they are charging LESS than ALAREON, but in most cases that is not actually the end result.
80,000 words at $0.045 = $3,600.00
150 8×11 pages at $1.50 per page = $225.00
Most manuscripts for full lengths novels average 80,000 words, or 150 8×11 pages in a Word document. *note* Page count can vary depending on how you set your margins, as well as font and font size selected. It is widely considered that the most “professional” manuscripts have set margins to 1 inch and use Justified 12 point Times New Roman.
ALAREON can also offer formatting services for your manuscript, visit our file formatting page for additional details on that service.
We work from a 8×11 WORD document and track change recommendations via comments.
Once we are done we send the commented script back to the author so they can make the changes.
ALAREON Fiction Editing- Option 2: Starting at $2.50 per Word page.
We work from a WORD document, and track changes via comments.
Once we have completed the review and commented the manuscript, we will make the actual changes and return the polished script to the author.
At ALAREON we understand that each book, and each author’s journey, is unique to them.
Some books need more editorial support than others, and some authors who are just taking their first steps into the world of indie publishing may also need more help accomplishing their goal than a seasoned veteran might.
It’s important to approach a new author/editor relationship much like a job interview. You need to know whether the team can work together to deliver the best possible book.
Not sure if ALAREON is for you? Contact us today with a sample of your work, three chapters or 10K words, and let us give you a personal recommendation on how ALAREON can help you make your story shine.
ALAREON FICTION PROOFING SERVICES: Starting at $.60 per Word Page
*Proofing is a separate fee in addition to editing rates.
As stated with editing, most proofers often display their fees in cents per word. To give you some idea of how ALAREON rates compare to what you would pay elsewhere: 150 pages 8×11 @ $0.60 per Word page = $90.00 for proofing.
ALAREON Non-Fiction Editing and Proofing Rates will vary depending on:
- Complexity of work
- Size of manuscript
- Time that will be needed to fact check
- Standard editing services and proofing.
*Note: All rates are subject to change, however no existing agreements will be altered when change is implemented.*