Now Offering Editing Services

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Reading Other People has now branched off into the world of editing. We have edited:

  • Newsletters, training manuals, presentations,  social media posts
  • Résumés, cover letters, blog posts, letters
  • Reports, research papers, essays, journal articles
  • Novels, short stories, one-pagers, and many others1

Please see below for our list of services and prices. To contact us, please shoot us an email at readingotherpeople@gmail.com

We offer the following services:

  • Substantive/structural editing: Clarifying or reorganizing a manuscript for content and structure
  • Stylistic editing: Clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, polishing language, and other non-mechanical line-by-line editing
  • Copy editing: Editing for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and for internal consistency of facts; inserting head levels and approximate placement of art; editing tables, figures, and lists; notifying the designer of any unusual production requirements
  • Proofreading: Checking proofs of formatted, edited material for adherence to design and for minor, mechanical errors in copy (such as spelling mistakes or small deviations from the style sheet)

Rates and Billing

  • Substantive, structural, or stylistic editing of a difficult text: 1 to 2 pages/hour – $5 per page
    Substantive, structural, or stylistic editing of a standard text: 2 to 3 pages/hour, $3 per page
  • Copy editing a difficult text: 2 to 4 pages/hour – $4 per page
  • Copy editing a standard text: 4 to 7 pages/hour – $3 per page
  • Proofreading a difficult text: 4 to 6 pages/hour – $4 per page
  • Proofreading a standard text: 6 to 9 pages/hour – $4 per page

Depending on your need, we will charge by the page or by the project. Please inquire within for more details.

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