Services & Pricing

Fiction editing services at Seminal Edits

For fiction editing, I will consider manuscripts in most genres. Please contact me for an individual quote on your project. Outside of fiction, I work on web and blog content, academic texts, and some promotional and commercial copy too. All nonfiction work is priced at a base hourly rate. Fiction editing services are as follows:

Copyediting for fiction

A copyedit may need to address the flow and readability of your work, or the language and tone, or simply the more technical errors in grammar, punctuation, consistency and formatting. A sample edit will help decide on the ultimate scope and intention of the edit.


From £6 per 100o words up to 80,000 words, £8 for anything above. Price to be agreed upon after a sample edit. A manuscript that requires extensive work at sentence level will be more expensive than one that needs a simple copyedit.  

Submission Edit

Submitting your manuscript to an agent? Have your first 10,000 words copyedited to make your submission stand out. Edit will be at line level if necessary, and will include extensive comments on the particulars of your text. 

Service includes a baseline critique.


£100 for the first 10,000 words of your manuscript.

Manuscript Critique

A detailed appraisal of your manuscript, focusing on character, plot, pacing, dialogue, mechanics and narration. Includes advice on the developmental and editorial progression of your work.


£400 for a manuscript of up to 80,000 words.


Have your novel formatted to industry standard for publication. Choose from a series of templates, each with a polished and professional finish. PDFs done in InDesign.  


£75 for a PDF of up to 80,000 words.

£5o for KDP-ready EPUB.

The cost of copyediting and other services appear in pound sterling. For clients from other countries, please ask for a quote in your own currency. Please note that a 3% conversion fee ($1 min) will be added to invoices paid through Paypal and by international transfer in currencies other than pound sterling.

I can also accept payment in BTC, ETH and BCH.

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