Electronic Editing Cost
The price for editing an electronic file is 5¢ ($0.05) a word based on the Microsoft Word or Mac Pages word count. ($200 minimum per submission) There are no shipping and handling fees. All work is prepaid.
Advantages of Electronic Editing
- You do not have to put your manuscript into Standard Manuscript Format. You can use any format you want; you pay by the word ($100 minimum), not by the page, so you don’t have to reformat the manuscript to figure the cost.
- You save money. You do not have to pay for printouts or shipping and handling.
- You save time in two ways. The files can be sent quickly back and forth, so you don’t have to wait for mail pickup and delivery. Best of all, you don’t have to spend your time making changes to your electronic file, because we have made them for you.
- You save paper. All the work is handled electronically.
- You have temporary backup. We keep copies of the pre-edited and post-edited files for a short while, a fact that has come in handy when clients have had computer crashes or lost files. We do not keep these files forever, though; we strongly advise keeping backup copies elsewhere.
Drawbacks of Electronic Editing
- You must comply with our file requirements. You must send a PC file in Microsoft Word or a Mac file in Pages.
- You do not get a separate, printed report. Although we do not always include a report for electronic editing, we may include a comments file if we find things we cannot fix because we do not understand the author’s intent.
- The quality may be a little less than perfect. It is difficult to edit electronic files, because the human eye does not quite see a computer screen as clearly as it sees a printed page.
Despite these disadvantages, an increasing number of our clients, including publishers and individuals, are opting to choose electronic editing because of its ease and time savings.
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