For clients seeking editorial services, we offer proofreading and ghostwriting services. If you are interested in copyediting, please contact us directly. The team at The Writing Coach has a wide range of skills and we are here to help you bring your work to completion.
If you are preparing your manuscript for self-publishing, it is vital that your work is fully proofread, to ensure that your finished work is both readable and professional.
You may also wish to consider proofreading in advance of submission to agents and publishers, especially if English is not your first language. We can advise on whether proofreading is recommended in your individual case.
The proofreader’s role is to correct your manuscript, in relation to spelling, punctuation and grammar. The proofreader also checks the manuscript for consistent use of formatting such as use of italics, inverted commas, capitals etc.
We provide proofreading services for fiction and non-fiction works.
The proofreading service is charged at an hourly rate of £35.
We will give you an estimated fee for your work at the beginning of the process, as manuscripts can differ.
As an example, we estimate that an average 50,000 word manuscript would take around 12 hours to edit, making the fee £420.
Our minimum fee is £140.
If you have a compelling story to tell, but do not have the time or the writing skills to enable you to write the book, you may consider hiring a ghostwriter.
A ghostwriter is commissioned to write a book that is published under another name. Celebrity biographies are often ghostwritten and there are also many examples of ghostwritten novels.
Ghostwriting is a time-consuming job and a ghostwriter may spend many months working full-time on the task. Thus, this is a very costly option and I only recommend it under exceptional circumstances. Sometimes a ‘heavy edit’ of your own work may also be undertaken and this may be a sensible alternative.
Several of our consultants at The Writing Coach have ghostwriting experience and we are happy to give you an individual quote based on your idea or your original manuscript.
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