Editor / Proofreader Interest Intake Form
Thanks for your interest. Our job is to successfully pair you up with a one of our certified editors and/or proofreaders. Since each client has different needs (deadlines, vision, word count, budget, etc.), we’d like to get a clearer picture of your project. Please complete the following form so we can ensure the best possible fit.
What type of professional do you need? (Answer as best as you can. We'll review your manuscript anyway, so don't stress.)
Developmental Editor: Assist authors with the overall structure and content direction of a work.
Line Editor: Review copy for grammar, clarity, and consistency, as well as structural issues such as plot holes.
Copy Editor: Review for pure grammar and punctuation when the rest of the manuscript is complete.
Proofreader: Reviews final layout for mistakes, both those that previously existed and those that may have occurred during the layout process.
Fiction or Non-Fiction: Which is your project? Please indicate one.
If Fiction: Please select the one that best matches your project.
Not Applicable (Non-Fiction)
If Non-Fiction: Please select the one that best matches your project.
Health and Wellness
Medical (or other technical)
Not Applicable (Fiction)
Timeframe: Please select the deadline for your finished manuscript.
Less than 1 month
Word Count: Typically, the longer the book, the more time required. The average non-fiction book is around 45,000 words. The average fiction book is 65,000 words. How long is your book?
Less than 25,000 words
25,000 - 35,000 words
35,000 - 45,000 words
45,000 - 55,000 words
55,000 - 65,000 words
More than 65,000 words
Add-Ons: If you are not a member of Author Academy Elite, we can include marketing and publishing with your edit (for an additional fee). What do you want?
A brilliantly edited manuscript only (AAE members select this option)
A professionally published book
The works—a book with all the bells and whistles including cutting edge marketing and global distribution
Budget: We strive to match you up with a professional that will meet your needs. Part of this process involves matching your budget as well. Naturally, proofreaders/editors with more experience require a higher professional fee. What are you prepared to invest? (Out of respect for everyone's time, please answer as accurately as possible.) Final cost depends on the condition of your manuscript, word count, and expectations.
Less than $500
More than $2000
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