Services & Pricing

Fiction editing services at Seminal Edits

I specialise in literary and historical fiction, so please ask before you request a quote for anything else. I do not take on all jobs.

Copyediting 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 £7.50/$10 per 100o words.

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 any problematic issues your text may have. 

Service includes a baseline critique.


£100/$135 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.


£500/$700 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.  


£100/$135 for a PDF of up to 80,000 words.

£75/$100 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.

When considering rates, please bear in mind that copy editors are, on the whole, trained and accredited and supported by professional bodies with standards and suggested minimum rates. For the CIEP’s suggested minimum rates, see here.

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