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SERVICES

COPYEDITING

$50/1000 words

Copyediting focuses on errors of grammar, spelling, syntax, and common usage. Writers have a notoriously difficult time copyediting their own work. And a story with multiple errors will obviously distract a reader from noticing the potential greatness of a story. There’s simply too much competition out there to submit grammatically imperfect stories. We’ll help you get your work in shape for submitting.

LINE EDITING

$75/1000 words

Line editing focuses primarily on “big picture” issues, such as writing style, consistency of voice or concept, and creative content at the paragraph and story level. Good line editing also includes looking for errors in sentence structure, word flow and usage, pacing, and so on. Our line editing services always include copyediting (but not the other way around).

CONSULTING

$150/hour

Typically, before we consult with a writer one-on-one, we’ll copyedit and line edit a story. Consulting is a meeting of voices. It allows us to get into a story in much greater detail than does our email-based editing services. If you have questions about a story, or simply want to discuss the writing or submission process in general, consulting is the way to go. (Copyediting and line editing fees are not included in our consulting fees.)

*Stories longer than 5,500 words include an additional reading fee of $0.02/word. We are happy to read longer stories, but keep in mind that while some journals certainly accept longer stories, in general, shorter stories are easier to get published. For journals in our database, the average word limit is around 6,000 words, and the median word limit is 5,000 words. (In other words, a story longer than 5,000 words will eliminate about half of our options.) We think 5,500 words is a good max-word target.

Editing and Consulting Services

Erik Harper Klass personally handles all copyediting, line editing, and consulting services. He adheres to the Chicago Manual of Style, Garner’s Modern American Usage, Oxford English Dictionary, and other resources for his editing. He also likes the Oxford comma.

Try our line editing or copyediting services for free. Send us the first page or two of your story (max 350 words), and we’ll give you a taste of how important competent and thoughtful editing can be for your work.

Submission Services

All of our services are 100% guaranteed. If, within 30 days of signing up, you are not completely satisfied with Submitit, just let us know, and we'll issue a full refund. No questions asked. We stand by our work. Now, on to our services....

The odds of getting published are small, so sending a story to a number of strategically selected journals is essential. We recommend sending any one story (5,500 word max)* to between ten and twenty journals. (Prices below do not include journal submission fees, which are set by journals and typically range from $0 to $5 per journal.)

10-JOURNAL PACKAGE

$199

  • Analysis of one story

  • A dash of copyediting

  • List of 10 recommended journals

  • Creation of cover letters

  • Story formatting for each submission

  • Submissions to 10 journals

  • Five-journal add-on (deferred): $70

15-JOURNAL PACKAGE

$259

  • Analysis of one story

  • A dash of copyediting

  • List of 15 recommended journals

  • Creation of cover letters

  • Story formatting for each submission

  • Submissions to 15 journals

  • Five-journal add-on (deferred): $60

  • 10% discount on editing or consulting

20-JOURNAL PACKAGE

$299

  • Analysis of one story

  • A dash of copyediting

  • List of 20 recommended journals

  • Creation of cover letters

  • Story formatting for each submission

  • Submissions to 20 journals

  • Five-journal add-on (deferred): $50

  • 15% discount on editing or consulting

Have questions? Contact us today.

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