Please contact us to talk about your project. We’ll be happy to discuss specific pricing.
For clients who are just beginning their dissertation, our editors at Stacks Editing often start with developmental editing. That’s where we work closely with the client to develop a project from the initial concept onward. In other cases, clients ask us to begin with a manuscript evaluation to determine what’s needed to make their dissertation or book project shine so it’s ready for the review committee and ultimately for publication. In either case, the initial consultation is free.
Clients then engage us to provide a range of services that includes editing, fact-checking, indexing and researching. We offer rewriting services as needed.
Our pricing is based on guidelines developed by the Editorial Freelancers Association, headquartered in New York City. Whether a fee is flat rate, per page, per word or hourly, rates vary depending on the nature of the work – such as time frame of the assignment, degree of special expertise required and other factors. The industry standard for a manuscript page is a firm 250 words with double-spaced format.
Pricing also is affected when the scope of the work required is greater than expected. Or the project scope may turn out to be less than expected. Both client and editor should be alert to these possibilities and prepared to revise the contract terms to reflect the substantive amount of work provided.
Our editors do everything feasible to keep your costs low. We do not charge for phone calls, emails, faxes or client meetings. We charge only for the work we do for you.
Below is a listing of what we charge for. Our editors will discuss specific pricing on an individual basis.
Editors review your manuscript, then advise on the steps needed to help you assemble your project with confidence. Our initial consultation is free. Subsequent manuscript evaluation will be invoiced to your account.
We take the words and through skillful editing, turn them into your final product.
Editors work closely with the author or client to develop a dissertation, book or other manuscript project from the initial concept onward. Our initial consultation is free. Subsequent developmental editing consultation will be invoiced to your account.
In addition to correction of spelling, grammar, usage, punctuation and typographical errors, our copy-editing services include cross-reference checks and preparation of style sheets that guide the manuscript’s consistency and accuracy. The client should provide his/her house style guide, if applicable.
Editors make significant editing changes to a manuscript such as rewriting and reorganizing the text for consistency, clarity and understanding.
We verify data and recalculate mathematics and statistics to confirm the validity of measurements, direct observations, control surveys and conclusions depicted in tabular format and text in your manuscript.
Editors conduct investigational research to help clients distinguish between fact and opinion in their manuscript projects. We will verify information supplied by the writer, client or another editor. This step routinely includes the use of one or more online plagiarism detectors to protect you later from copyright infringement or piracy accusations.
We will create an alphabetical index listing the page numbers where proper names and significant concepts are mentioned and/or cited in your work.
Editors find information to support the writing or to verify information already supplied by the writer, editor or client.
Annual reports, advertising and catalog copy, speeches, technical manuals and articles for newsletters, magazines and journals. We can rewrite or rework existing material and/or collaborate as needed.