In order to provide you with an accurate/fair quote, please visit our CONTACT US page, reach out, and ask us for a FREE (5 page) sample edit! Average turnaround time for sample edits is less than 24 hours! Average turnaround time for editing projects ranges from 4-6 weeks (though most finish much quicker).

Email: info@topshelfedits.com

line/copy editing

Current rates range from .010 to .015 per word

*Rates depend on the level of editing required after editors have completed a sample edit for the author. 

** Rates are subject to change

*** Rates are quoted on a per-project basis

developmental/content editing

Current rates range from .0175 to .020 per word

*Rates depend on the level of editing required after editors have completed a sample edit for the author. 

** Rates are subject to change

*** Rates are quoted on a per-project basis

proofreading

Current rates range from .0075 to .010 per word

*Rates depend on the level of editing required after editors have completed a sample edit for the author. 

** Rates are subject to change

*** Rates are quoted on a per-project basis

query/synopsis editing

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If Top Shelf edited your book, we will throw in the query and synopsis editing for FREE!

If not, the rate is $100 for 3 rounds of query edits and $100 for 3 rounds of synopsis edits.

Authors who select both query and synopsis editing will get both for a total of $180 (a $20 savings!)

Clients receive FREE unlimited consultations during the rounds until the query is something we can both be proud of.

Current rates range from .020 to .030 per word

*Rates depend on the level of editing required after editors have completed a sample edit for the author. 

** Rates are subject to change

*** Rates are quoted on a per-project basis

BONUS!! FREE!!

FREE sample edits for all interested/potential new clients!
All authors who select more than one type of editing receive a discount/combo package rate!

Query/Synopsis Editing included for FREE!

Unlimited consultations by phone, text, and email included for FREE!

DISCLAIMERS!

MINIMUM FEE OF $100 (includes picture books, poetry books, etc)

DEPOSIT OF $100 MIN. (OR FIRST FEE PAYMENT, WHICHEVER IS GREATER) REQUIRED TO HOLD SLOTS

EDITORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TURN DOWN ANY PROJECT

CONTRACT REQUIRED FOR ALL PROJECTS WE TAKE ON