Successful bloggers have to keep their heads around many different aspects of the medium – but at its core, blogging is really about being able to write compelling and engaging content on a consistent basis over time, and that will keep your readers coming back on a regular basis to check in on what you have to say on your topic(s) of choice. The substance of your blog comes first, so you always want to make sure to find a way of expressing something authentic about whatever subject you’ve chosen (even if you’re not truly an expert).
Equally as important as what you say, is HOW you say it. I don’t know about you, but I don’t particularly want to spend my time reading something that isn’t written well. For me, no matter how interested I am in a particular topic, my appreciation for it and for the person discussing it is compromised if I see poor sentence structure and spelling, bad grammar, lack of punctuation, etc. Some people may think that these things don’t matter when you’re just writing a blog, but blog writing is very similar to writing news articles or op ed pieces; you’re expressing your opinion on a particular topic and putting it out there into the world, and you want to make sure that your writing is reflection of your ideas and of how you express yourself (even if it’s not appearing in a national newspaper or magazine, and you’re just posting it on the web). The Reliable Editor can work with you to make sure that your final output is well-written, clear, and informative when your audience finally gets the chance to view it. Many writers find it helpful to take a post through several revisions and fine-tune the post as you go along; The Reliable Editor can add a fresh pair of eyes to this process.
Express Proofreading Service
If your book or manuscript is already polished and only needs a final read for minor lapses or typos, we can offer you low rates and a quick turnaround time. We specifically created this service for the author whose manuscript has already been reviewed by another editor or proofreader and is in the final draft stage. This is the service to request if you are about to go to press, upload your file to the Internet, or otherwise distribute it to your readers.
- $2.25/page (page = 250 words) when marking hard copy (printout)
- $2.00/page for corrected electronic copy (MS Word file)
Basic Proofreading Service
Our basic service includes proofing for spelling mistakes, typos, punctuation problems, capitalization errors, and awkward grammar. If your manuscript has been peer reviewed, workshopped by a writers’ group, or has gone through several drafts to get it to finally say just what you want, this might be the service for you.
- $3.25/page (page = 250 words) when marking hard copy (printout)
- $2.95/page for corrected electronic copy (MS Word file)
Extended Proofreading / Line-by-Line Copyediting Service
This is our most requested service. Extended proofreading / line-by-line copyediting includes everything that comes with our basic service package. In addition, we will help you with the overall structure of your manuscript. Is your writing clear? Does it make sense? Is your word choice appropriate? Are there any redundancies or inconsistencies in the plot or narration? Are your characters or situations believable? During the editing process, we will leave you comments and questions in the margin of the document that address these issues and more.
- $4.25/page (page = 250 words) when marking hard copy (printout)
- $3.95/page for corrected electronic copy (MS Word)
Deep Editing / Rewriting Service
If your text needs an extensive rewrite or a more aggressive edit, we can help you overhaul it. (Please note, this service is rarely needed. The line-by-line copyediting service is usually adequate at addressing most issues.)
- $12.00/page (page = 250 words) when marking hard copy (printout)
- $10.00/page for corrected electronic copy (MS Word)
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express card payments through PayPal.
We request a deposit of fifty percent to begin with the balance due upon completion. We also offer a five percent discount if you pay your entire invoice at the time you engage our services!