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“There is on the globe one single spot, the possessor of which is our natural and habitual enemy. It is New Orleans …”

 Letter of Thomas Jefferson to Robert R. Livingston (the U.S. Minister to France), April 18, 1802.
On the necessity of acquiring New Orleans from France.

EDITORIAL AND DOCUMENT SERVICES

TSSI Editorial Services offers Professional, International, Local (New Orleans Northshore) and Reasonable editing of novels, non-fiction, poetry, cookbooks, blogs, and any writing projects that you may have. Services are normally priced below $1000, depending on the word count of the project.


INITIAL ASSESSMENT  - No Charge
   Review of first chapter
   Clarification of audience, age group, and genre
   Clarification of publication intentions
   Assessment of needs     

PROOFREADING & COPY EDITING -
$800 per manuscript - based on 80k words

  Spelling, punctuation, and grammar
   Voice, point of view
   Syntax and correct use of words
   Basic sentence structure, run-on sentences, compound sentences
  In addition to PROOFREADING you receive the following:
   Point out factual errors
   Vocabulary appropriate for intended audience, age, and genre
   Over-utilization of adjectives and descriptions
   Irrelevant story elements that disrupt the action
   Over-utilization of  big words and jargon
   Awkward or no transition between paragraphs
   Chapter endings and transitions

SUBSTANTIVE EDITING -
$950 per manuscript - 81k to 110k words
Includes PROOFREADING / COPY EDITING as noted above, plus the following:
   Story layout - objective, obstacles, outcome
   Plot analysis, story elements, and pace
   Character analysis, dialogue, point of view, and believability
   Setting, scene structure, and scene placement
   Presentation of information, divergence from story, and over-utilization of back-story
  
DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING -Negotiable; Fees arrived at in consultation with the client.
Includes PROOFREADING, COPY EDITING, SUBSTANTIVE EDITING, plus the following:
    Assistance with characterization, plot, setting, and recommended changes
    In-depth research
    Ghostwriting 

Obviously, many of these elements phase into each other. From the editor’s point of view, the price is decided by the time required to meet the author’s level of need. This level of editing required is to be d
ecided by the author. The editor will decide the time required in the quotation to the writer.






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