UE fee structures are determined by the project. Turnaround time on standard editing projects (5-25 pages) is five to ten business days (M-F) from the date UE receives your document.
UE accepts rush orders on a case by case basis. Acceptance is dependent on existing orders, their special needs, and availability of the editor. There will be an extra charge for this service dependent on the writer's needs, the size of the document, and desired turn around time.
Documents/Projects are first evaluated for the recommended or assigned edit. The evaluation fee is $25.00 (for 5-50 pages), $50.00 (for 50-100 pages), or $100.00 (for documents 100-200 pages in length). For documents over 200 pages, the review fee is determined on a case by case basis. The evaluation fee may also be waived, again, determined on a case by case basis. A first invoice is sent for the project evaluation. Upon receipt of the evaluation fee, a second invoice is sent describing services provided and costs associated with your goals and needs. This invoice acts as your contract. 50% of total project fees are due before work begins. At the conclusion of work and delivery/return of the project on or before the scheduled return date, the remaining 50% project cost is due.
A 10% discount on total project fees is available for up front payment of fees.
Rates differ for hardcopy, MS WORD, and PDF files. The preferred format is MS WORD
If PDF format is desired and you require embedded editing in the file, an additional charge is added. Editing PDF documents takes longer to complete with currently available PDF editing tools.
Rates do not include return postage or copying costs for printed manuscripts. The best way to serve you is via email exchanged MS WORD files. Please anticipate an additional fee for any applicable courier services. Sending UE your document(s) in MS WORD saves you money and time. Let us know if you have a DropBox or similar account that you would like to use.
Express Proofreading Service
If your document is in good draft form and only needs a final read for minor lapses or typos, UE offers low rates and a quick turnaround time. Express Proofreading is the best choice if you are ready to upload your file to or otherwise distribute it to readers.
$15.00 per hour
Basic Proofreading Service (BPS)
BPS includes proofing for spelling mistakes, typos, punctuation problems, capitalization errors, and awkward grammar. If your manuscript has gone through several drafts in its journey toward completion, this may be the service for you.
$20.00 per hour
Extended Proofreading / Line-by-Line Copyediting Service
Extended proofreading / line-by-line copyediting includes everything that comes with our basic proofreading package. In addition UE will help you with the overall structure of your manuscript. Common questions about documents include: Is the writing clear? Does text make sense part to part and overall? Is word choice in need of review for repetitious use, appropriate use, ambiguous use? Are there any redundancies or inconsistencies in the narrative? Comments, questions, and recommendations may be entered in the margin of the hardcopy document or added via the review function of MS WORD if desired.
$30 - 40.00 per hour
Deep Editing / Rewriting Service
If your text needs an extensive rewrite or a more aggressive edit, we can help you overhaul it. In generating new text it is UE policy to remain true to the author's intentions and interests; to generate new language, not new thought.
$50.00 per hour dependent on the depth of rewriting and complexity of format needs.
If documents call for significant rewriting and formatting a Project Cost may be negotiated.
UE uses PayPal, a reliable and easy means of transferring funds. We accept Bank Debit and Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit card payments. Money orders are also welcome. Personal and e-checks can not be accepted. UE can work on your manuscript in stages if that works best with your budget. When document size and your requested service costs have been determined, a deposit of fifty percent is required to begin with the balance due at the project's completion.
A 10% percent discount is available for projects that pay total fees at the time you engage our services!
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