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short fiction & flash fiction

I charge flat rates for copyediting and proofreading under 8,000 words. Novelettes and novellas are charged per word along with full-length novels.

I also offer retainer packages for short fiction and flash fiction authors. Please note this in my contact form.

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How Do You Determine Your Rates?

In addition to word count, I calculate my quotes based on genre and complexity. True crime and historical fiction, for example, are typically charged at a higher rate due to the high level of fact-checking involved. Additional elements such as captions and citations are charged an additional per-hour rate.

 

My rates are in accordance with the Editorial Freelancers Association. To receive an accurate quote, please use my contact form to submit the details of your project and I will get back to you shortly. 

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ADD-ONS

My goal is to make the self-publishing process as easy as possible; that's why I pride myself on being a one-stop-shop for all of your editing needs before moving on to design. In addition to editing any front and back matter, I provide the following options to any client who invests in an editing service.

blurb edit 

$30

A book blurb is the one- or two-paragraph promotional description you'll find on the back cover of a printed book or in the catalog description of the book, such as on the Amazon product page. A book blurb helps a reader determine if your book is something they want to read, or at least invites them to read the first page. If you have one, you can use your query letter as the basis of your blub, but of course, you don't want to spoil the ending. A good blurb should alert the reader that your book falls in line with any genre conventions. ​ I'll line edit and proofread your existing copy. I do not provide feedback on the manuscript itself with this service.

blurb write-up

$50

A book blurb is the one- or two-paragraph promotional description you'll find on the back cover of a printed book or in the catalog description of the book, such as on the Amazon product page. A book blurb helps a reader determine if your book is something they want to read, or at least invites them to read the first page. If you have one, you can use your query letter as the basis of your blub, but of course, you don't want to spoil the ending. A good blurb should alert the reader that your novel falls in line with any genre conventions. ​ I'll create original copy. I do not provide feedback on the manuscript itself with this service.

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PACKAGES

For authors wanting to invest in multiple services, I offer custom packages at a discounted rate.

REFERRAL DISCOUNT

For each successful referral, you get 10% off your next investment from me. You can get an infinite number of referral discounts! Just tell your friends to mention my name when they submit my contact form.

RETURNING CLIENTS

Repeat clients receive a 10% discount off their next project's total.

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WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

"CopyKat Editing goes above and beyond to make sure that deadlines are met and that the articles we produce are the best they can be. Kitty's great communication skills, helpful suggestions, and timely copyediting allows me to focus on the creative side while she focuses on the small details; she takes the stress out of editing on busy days and allows me to focus on writing as the news breaks. She's a joy to work with!"

—  MATT, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

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