Proofreading involves spell checking, punctuation, and checking standard English.

Rate: $2 per single-spaced page

Copy editing deals not only with proofreading but also elements of grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, logic and continuity, passive and active voice, and narrative flow.

Rate: $4 per single-spaced page

Master’s theses and PhD dissertations:

Special academic rate: $3 per single-spaced page. Footnoted pages, Works Cited or bibliography: $5 per page

Sample pages: I would be happy to edit up to three sample pages of your manuscript, so you can judge whether Oak Leaf Editing Services meets your needs.

Developmental editing handles deeper aspects of your manuscript such as character and plot development. Sometimes developmental editing requires a major overhaul of the work, which takes time and commitment from both the editor and the author. At this time I do not offer developmental editing, but if I notice something in your manuscript that could be improved, I will suggest it.