Manuscript Maintenance

Edit | Format | Proofread

Free Sample Edit

Max of 1000 words

Turnaround time: 1 week
($10 Rush fee)

Karan & Co. Author Solutions offers 1000-word sample edits for fiction manuscripts to allow authors to book the correct type of editing and check the compatibility of KCAS and the author. Provide us with a sample of your work below, specify the type of editing you’re looking for (content, line, proofreading), and we’ll return a .docx file with your sample edited using track changes in Microsoft Word within one (1) week. (Rush fee of $10 for decreasing the turnaround time to 2-3 days.) Should you select Karan & Co. Author Solutions as your editor, we will reduce your submitted word count and editing fee by 1000 words.

Content Edit

$.006 / word

Content editing is a deep dive through your manuscript to look for inconsistencies, plot holes, and contradictions throughout the story and characters. An Editor’s Report will overall suggestions and a semi-marked up file will be provided when content edit is complete.

Copy Edit

$.005 / word

Line edit (or copyedit) includes three passes through your manuscript focusing on grammar, punctuation, word choice, sentence structure, repeated or missing words, spelling, and other things on a line-by-line level. If we do find something bigger, we will make a note for you but won’t make any suggestions. A fully marked-up file will be returned along with a report of things to keep an eye out for in your next novel.

Light Copy Edit

$.004 / word

Your manuscript has been through betas and an developmental/content editor, but you know it still needs work and isn’t quite ready for publishing. A light copyedit/proofread will include two passes through your manuscript looking for grammar, punctuation, word choice, sentence structure, repeated or missing words, spelling, and other things on a line-by-line level. We do not look for anything bigger at this point.


$.002 / word

Turnaround time: 2 weeks
(Rush Fee 25% of total)

Using the Vellum Press software, we are able to create your ebook (Kindle/mobi, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, generic ePub) and print formats at the same time. This saves you time and money as we do not have to format separately!

We save all formatting files until you tell us otherwise. Up to 5 typo/change requests are included in the initial formatting fee. If you are requesting multiple typos or grammatical errors to be fixed or major changes applied, we will bill at our hourly rate of $45 and may suggest a copyedit on your manuscript. Yearly updates to front and back matter are also included.

Final Proofread

$.002 / word

You’ve had several eyes on your manuscript and are happy with what you have, but you want one more pair of eyes to scour your sentences for those straggling typos and errant punctuation. This is done in one pass after formatting and a list of changes will be provided for your formatter. If KCAS is formatting, we will provide a list for your approval and will make the changes before sending your final files.

***Turnaround time for each type of editing varies based on availability and author’s schedule.***

***Discounts available for multiple services booked.***

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