Editing Services

If your manuscript isn’t quite ready for submission, Spenser Bay Press can gently coach you the rest of the way. We offer plot evaluation, developmental editing, line editing, and copy editing to support the whole writing journey. (Scroll down to learn more about the different phases.)

Our pricing is competitive and reasonable.
We will work with you by splitting the fee into two or more payments.

Average Fee Per Phase:

Up to 20,000 words - $75.00 (min. fee)

Up to 50,000 words - $150.00

Up to 100,000 - $300.00

Up to 150,000 words - $400.00

Up to 200,000 (max. word count) - $500

To request a quote, email editor@spenserbaypress.com. Include your genre, experience level, approximate word count, number of pages, and what type of editing you are requesting.

*No Strings: When your manuscript editing is complete, we invite you to submit your work to us for publishing, but you are under obligation to do so. As fellow authors, we understand the importance of shopping around for the right home for your book baby.

View our Submissions Guidelines page for more information.




Developmental Editing:

Evaluating the plot, character development, consistency, style, pacing, structure and so forth.

Line Editing:

Evaluating the flow, structure, and syntax of each individual line.

Copy Editing:

A final phase to ensure the manuscript is ready to publish. This is the fine-toothed comb eliminating typos or grammatical errors. We’ll also establish standard formatting.

What To Expect

Spenser Bay Press uses Microsoft Word Track Changes. You will see every single change made to your manuscript. You maintain the power to accept or reject each individual change.

We’ll ask the important questions. Our editors will provide personalized notes in the margin. These insights will highlight ways to improve your story.

Feedback. Every edit is delivered with a letter that summarizes overall impressions and offers advice for moving forward.

Encouragement! Our editors are quick to point out and celebrate the things you are doing well. We get really excited about good writing, fascinating characters, and surprising twists.

Embrace the editing journey. It isn’t quick or easy, but it is worth it.


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Contact Us

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Email us at Editor@SpenserBayPress.com

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