David Drazul


I'm offering proofreading/light editing services to indie authors. Read the backstory here.

You're probably familiar with editing rates, but in case you aren't, visit the Editorial Freelancers Association. If you do the math, you'll find that my rates are much lower.

What I charge depends on the condition of the manuscript.
Proofreading:$1 per 400 words.
Light Editing:$1 per 200 words.
Heavy Editing:$1 per 100 words.

What does that translate to? Let's say your work is 68,000 words. The heavy editing rate would be $680. The proofreading/light editing rate would be $340. If the manuscript qualified for proofreading, the charge would be $170.

Proofreading is reserved for highly edited works that just need a pair of eyeballs to catch typos. I highlight them in the manuscript and provide the correction.

Light Editing includes proofreading. Before I scan the manuscript for typos, I make sure that there are no plot holes, character contradictions, or timing issues. If there are any problems in these areas, I report them first and make suggestions as to how they can be repaired while maintaing the author's voice.

Heavy Editing includes proofreading and light editing checks, but goes above and beyond them. It means that the manuscript requires extensive re-working to change the composition of paragraphs and/or their positioning within a chapter, sentence structure, narrative flow, solidifying characterization, and plugging major plot holes. It's more hands on, but I will do my best to maintain the author's voice.

If you're not sure which rate you qualify for, you can send me the first two to three chapters, and I'll review them to ascertain what state they're in and send you a quote. I'll also mark them up so you can get an idea of what sort of feedback you'll receive. I require a 25% deposit to start the job, and the balance is due upon completion.

Edited Works:

M. Terry Green The Olivia Lawson Techno-Shaman series
Shaman, Healer, Heretic
Shaman, Friend, Enemy
Shaman, Sister, Sorceress
Shaman, Priestess, Pawn
Shaman, Lover, Warrior

The White World Chronicles

Rob Steiner Aspect of Pale Night

The Codex Antonius trilogy
Muses of Roma
Muses of Terra
Muses of the Republic

The Journals of Natta Magus
Citizen Magus
Shadow Magus

Contact either author to get the scoop on my services.

If you have any questions or would like a quote, please