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FREE sample edits | ~0.01-0.02 per word
« on: August 05, 2018, 02:11:34 pm »

Website: www.royaleditorial.com
Contact us: royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

copy editing | proofreading | structural editing | beta reading

Quality editing at indie-friendly rates.





Who We Are

Hello, KBoards! I'm Katie, one half of Royal Editorial. My colleague Justin and I are both trained, professional full-time editors with 3+ years of experience each. Click here to learn more about us.

We offer the following services:





What makes Royal Editorial the right choice for my book?
  • We offer a FREE 1000-word sample edit. This helps you assess whether we're the right fit for your book and allows us to provide you with a personalized quote specific to your book.
  • We're professional and experienced. We both hold certificates in publishing from respected Canadian schools.
  • We're also authors, so we know how hard it can be to put your story into someone else's hands. We edit thoughtfully and will always respect your unique vision.

See below for details on copy editing and proofreading, our most popular services for indie authors:





Copy Editing

A copy edit will best benefit manuscripts in need of an extra bit of polish, including refinement of stylistic elements such as phrasing, word choice, and clarity. While this is a very hands-on type of edit, the editor will prioritize maintaining the author's narrative voice. A copy edit consists of two full read-throughs of your manuscript, during which the editor will:

  • Correct all issues in grammar, punctuation, and usage
  • Rework any awkward constructions to ensure prose is clear, concise, and idiomatic
  • Ensure consistency in style and usage (adherence to the Chicago Manual of Style; adherence to the Oxford Canadian Dictionary for Canadian English and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary for American English) as well as in character and place names
  • Highlight any blatant factual errors, potential copyright infringements, or potential issues in legality
  • Eliminate any redundancies and resolve any ambiguities in phrasing
We charge $25 per hour. A copy edit for an average 70,000-word novel typically takes us between 28 - 56 hours ($700 - $1400).





Proofreading

Our proofreading service is designed for manuscripts that already have one foot out the door. It's your last line of defence against sneaky homonyms, tense errors, and other finicky details. A proofread consists of one complete read-through of your manuscript, during which the editor will:

  • Correct typographical errors and egregious grammar, punctuation, and usage errors
  • Catch any last-minute errors that have been overlooked or introduced during revisions
  • Ensure consistent spelling of names and terminology
We charge $25 per hour. A proofread for an average 70,000-word novel typically takes us between 14 - 28 hours ($350 - $700).




Click here to submit a 1000-word sample from the middle of your manuscript so that we may recommend an appropriate level of edit for your book and provide you with a quote.

Interested in a different service? See our Services and Rates page.

Questions? Check out our FAQ, email us at royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com, post in this thread, or send us a private message.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2019, 11:24:01 am by Royal Editorial »


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    Offline GP Hudson

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    Hi Katie, that's a great price. What kind of turnaround time do you give for a 60-70k word novel?

    Offline Royal Editorial

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    Hi GP. Turnaround time for a copyedit of a book that size would be around a week and a half. :)

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    What genres do you work in?

    Offline Royal Editorial

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    For proofreading and copyediting, I work in all genres.

    For substantive edits, the feedback I offer on plot, character, pacing, and themes is valuable across genres, but I specialize in science fiction and fantasy. If you primarily need insight into specific procedural tropes, for example, we may not be the best fit.

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    Greetings, Katie! You're welcome to promote your business and website here in the Writers' Cafe.

    Now that you have an official thread, you'll want to add your listing to our Yellow Pages, found here: https://www.kboards.com/yp/. The listing is free to KB members and is completely self-service; you can add and edit your listing from the page. More information on our Yellow Pages listing can be found here.

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    For proofreading and copyediting, I work in all genres.

    For substantive edits, the feedback I offer on plot, character, pacing, and themes is valuable across genres, but I specialize in science fiction and fantasy. If you primarily need insight into specific procedural tropes, for example, we may not be the best fit.

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    Thanks Katie. Do you offer sample edits?

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    Yes indeed! I offer a free, zero-commitment, 1000-word sample copyedit. This helps you judge whether my editing style is a good fit for your book.

    Thanks for the welcome, Becca! :)

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    Thanks Katie, I'll email you about having a sample done.

    Offline Royal Editorial

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    Sounds good! I look forward to working with you. :)

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    Hi all, hope you're enjoying the last few weeks of summer!

    I'm now booking for September.

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    Hi all! Thought I'd share a testimonial from one of my summer clients:

    "I'm so happy I found Katie! She has a great eye for detail and found mistakes that I would never have caught. I also learnt a lot about grammar from her edits, which has helped make my writing stronger. I feel so much more confident putting my book out in the world now that I've had a fantastic copyedit! I definitely recommend working with Katie on your next writing project!"

    - Kayla Kurin, Author of Where Can I Find Wifi?

    Booking for September.

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    « Last Edit: August 29, 2018, 03:51:47 pm by Royal Editorial »


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    Re: Royal Editorial | 3 years in-house experience | Copyedit special: $0.005/word
    « Reply #12 on: September 03, 2018, 02:13:17 pm »
    Happy Labour Day, all! Or Labor Day, for the Americans among us. (British or American English, I'm your gal.)

    I still have one spot available in mid-September. Shoot me an email (kingofkaties AT gmail DOT com royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com) or a private message to discuss your project and book your slot!

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    Re: Royal Editorial | 3 years in-house experience | Copyedit special: $0.005/word
    « Reply #13 on: September 10, 2018, 06:11:11 am »
    Hello hello! Now booking for mid-October.

    P.S. Today is the day I give my notice at the day job. Wish me luck!

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    Re: Royal Editorial | 3 years in-house experience | Copyedit special: $0.005/word
    « Reply #14 on: September 10, 2018, 12:53:04 pm »
    Hi Katie,

    Can I send you a document for a sample edit, I write Sci Fi and have 2 80k manuscripts to edit for Mid - November release.

    Can you tell me what format works for you?(Word, Google docs, Scrivner etc.)

    Rhett Gervais

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    Re: Royal Editorial | 3 years in-house experience | Copyedit special: $0.005/word
    « Reply #15 on: September 10, 2018, 01:55:41 pm »
    Hi Rhett, absolutely! I replied to your email.

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    Re: Royal Editorial | 3 years in-house experience | Copyedit special: $0.005/word
    « Reply #16 on: September 17, 2018, 05:14:53 am »
    Happy Monday, kboards!

    I'm back to work after my birthday weekend at the farm. It was lovely and my sister made me a very bookish cake.

    If you're looking for an editor but not sure  if we'd be a good fit, I'm happy to edit a no-strings-attached 1000-word sample for you. Get in touch here or at kingofkaties @ gmail DOT com.

    Now booking clients for November.

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    Re: Royal Editorial | 3 years in-house experience | Copyedit special: $0.005/word
    « Reply #17 on: September 24, 2018, 07:02:55 am »
    Hi all!

    For those of you sticking around kboards, my special launch price is still in effect - only $0.005/word for copyediting!

    Currently booking for November.


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    Hey all! Launch price still on. Book your $0.005/word copyedit today!

    Booking for late November.

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    Morning kboards! Hope all my fellow Canadians had a lovely long weekend.

    I still have a few slots open for late November.

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    Hi there, kboards! My November has filled up nicely.

    If you need an editor for December, you can inquire here, through my website (royaleditorial.com), or by email at kingofkaties AT gmail DOT com royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com.

    My $0.005/word copyedit special won't be running much longer. Book now to lock in this super-low rate for your next project.

    Thanks and happy Friday!

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    Hey kboards! Hope everyone's having fun getting their spook on.

    I still have a few open spaces in December.

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    Hi again! I have one slot left in December at my special launch rate.


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    Re: Royal Editorial | 3 years in-house experience | Copyedit: $8/1000 words
    « Reply #23 on: November 13, 2018, 05:32:07 am »
    Hi folks! My copyedit special has officially ended. Going forward, my standard rate is $8/1000 words.

    Currently booking for January.

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    Re: Royal Editorial | 3 years in-house experience | Copyedit: $8/1000 words
    « Reply #24 on: November 23, 2018, 06:41:16 am »
    I just wanted to say thank you to Katie. She did  a great job editing my first two novels. She was great, with a fantastic eye for detail and consistency.

    Best of all she respected all my deadlines.

    I would highly recommend working with her on your next project  :)

    Rhett Gervais

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