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Scritto Editing provides editing, copyediting and proofreading services for fiction and non-fiction writing of all genres and types.

Does your novel need pointers on how to improve? Does your short story need polishing? Do you need someone to look over your submission before you send it to agents and publishers? Check out our rates for fiction and fantasy editing.

Do you need your essay or dissertation proofread? References checked? Non-fiction book read to ensure it makes sense? Check out our rates for non-fiction and essays.

Got a problem with your writing and need some help, and can’t see the answer here? Contact us!

Fiction & Fantasy

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What we offer

There are various levels of editing, depending on what you think your manuscript needs.

A full edit is the works! We’ll look at overarching plot, characters, genre tropes, language and style, and give you notes on what you could work on. This could be anything from a complete plot rework to minor character tweaks. A beta read is similar to an edit, but looks at the smaller points; we assume you’re happy with the plot and overall style, and so we’ll focus on things like character arcs and continuity details.

Copyediting focuses on the language. We look at how you could improve your sentence structure and dialogue, make your descriptions beautiful and your fights dramatic. And a proofread simply looks for the errors; we’ll highlight ‘their’ instead of ‘there’, check you’re consistent with your names and just generally do a tidy up.

What genres do you take?

We will take on any genre, including erotica, horror, grimdark, sci-fi, fantasy, romance and crime. We have a particular specialisation in erotica and romance, and will also take on fanfiction.

If you have a genre we haven’t mentioned, don’t worry – contact us to check if we’ll take it.

Manuscript lengths

Short story: up to 10,000 words

Novella: up to 50,000 words

Novel: up to 100,000 words

Long Novel: up to 200,000 words. If your manuscript is any longer than this, please contact us to confirm rates.

Rates

Full Editing 

£5 per 1000 words

Beta-read & critique

Short story: £50      Novella: £100      Novel: £200      Long novel: £300

Copyediting

Short story: £30      Novella: £75      Novel: £150      Long novel: £200

Proofreading

Short story: £30      Novella: £75      Novel: £150      Long novel: £200

Timeframes

We aim for a seven-day turnaround, but we’ll agree a timeframe with you that meets your needs. We only charge a small additional fee for quicker turnaround so if you need something in a hurry, contact us!

Contact us with your information for more information on all editing services.

 

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Non-Fiction & Essays

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What we do

There are various levels of editing, depending on what you think your writing needs. A constructive read will look at the subject of the piece, ensuring that it makes sense and you’re using the right terms for your audience.

proofread & copyedit looks for the errors and any improvements that you could make in the language; we’ll highlight things like ‘their’ and ‘there’, check you’re consistent with your terms and just generally do a tidy up.

We will check reference formats as part of our service for essays, dissertations and theses, but will not check the content – we will assume that your page numbers and author names have been inputted correctly!

What subjects do you take?

We will take on any subject! Our specialisms include computing, history, information, creative writing, English, law, nursing & education, and we have particular interests in web development, military history, information studies, criminal law, ancient history and English literature.

For any technical or science-based subjects, we are more than happy to proofread but please contact us to check before requesting a constructive read.

Unfortunately we cannot take on any languages other than English at present. Please let us know on application if you are working in US or UK English.

Rates

Constructive read

Article: £20      Essay: £50     Dissertation: £75      Thesis: £100

Proofread & copyedit

Article: £10      Essay: £30      Dissertation: £50      Thesis: £75

We will take on blog posts and small articles, no matter how short – if you just need another eye on the piece to make sure you’re making sense, contact us for individual rates.

Timeframes

We aim for a seven-day turnaround, but we’ll agree a timeframe with you that meets your needs. We only charge a small additional fee for quicker turnaround so if you need something in a hurry, contact us!

Contact us with your information for more information on all editing services.

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