Have a second draft that you want to take to final draft?
Putting out the second book in a series?
If you want to get your next book fit to print, and save a little bit in the process, the copyedits package is for you.

At the Quick Fox, we strive to making professional editing affordable for our clients. That’s why we offer editing packages as well as separate stages. The Copyedits Package includes both line editing and a proofread, for less than the price of booking them separately. This edit includes:

Line editing

  • Weeding out redundancies
  • Showing versus telling
  • Issues with tense
  • Shifts in point of view and perspective
  • Cliches
  • Sentence variation
  • Dialogue
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation use
  • Paragraph length
  • Scene transitions
  • Fact-checking
  • Small scale plot and character problems

Proofreading

  • Punctuation use
  • Typos
  • Spelling
  • Etymology
  • Consistency check with style sheet
  • Emdash versus endash versus hyphen
  • Text formatting for internal dialogue
  • Chapter headings
  • Word formatting

Cost: .015 cents per word
Turnaround: two to four weeks depending on length of manuscript.

You do not have to provide your editor with a style sheet–at the Quick Fox, we make the style sheet for you in the process.

Please note: a proofread does not include digital formatting. This stage is text editing only. For assistance in digital and print formatting, please see our Formatting Service department.

Changes made in copyedits are largely track changes in Word, but can include the occasional comment in order to confirm if a word is dialect or a typo, or a note on word etymology if needed. At the end of the day, your book is your own, and you have the right to both approve or deny any changes we make.

As with all of our editing services, the Copyedits package includes follow-up via email or Google Hangouts for questions, comments, and any concerns. Whether you have a question about the publishing process or want to discuss rules of grammar and punctuation, we are here for you every step of the way.

All first time clients will receive a sample edit of the first five pages of their manuscript. This sample allows our clients to make sure the Quick Fox is the right fit for you.

The Quick Fox offers custom payment plans for every service we provide. You can break up the cost of your edit into smaller increments months ahead of time. We understand that publishing is a long term financial commitment, and are happy to work with you to make the cost of putting out your next book a little easier on your budget.