Freelance Editing and Book Production

Need a copy editor or book formatter? We’d be glad to help. We specialize in fiction, but are also experienced in technical and corporate documentation.
Freelance services are provided on a work-for-hire basis. You keep all rights to your intellectual property and are not published under the Ganache Media umbrella.
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EDITING

Not sure how to take your story to the next level? Need to give your prose more polish before publication?

We've got you covered, from manuscript evaluation right down to copy editing. Speculative and science fiction, fantasy, and romance are our favourite genres. US and Canadian English, and Chicago Manual of Style are right in our wheelhouse.

BOOK FORMATTING

Daunted by print-on-demand and ebook formatting requirements?

Let us do the heavy lifting for you instead. We'll take your book from a simple document to a publication-ready PDF, ePub, or Kindle file.

TECHNICAL AND CORPORATE

Got a technical brief your engineers can't seem to get polished? A presentation that's not hanging together?

From technical design documentation, user manuals, and white papers to presentations and website copy, we've seen, written, and polished it all, with over 20 years of experience in varied and technical domains like aerospace, digital media, and film postproduction.

Testimonials

"Katrina’s copy editing of my novel Augusta, Mother Of Salt was amazingly thorough and deep. Though I’d gone over it myself three times, she still found a great deal of issues and errors that needed cleaning up. Inconsistencies were routed, grammar issues removed and a whole new sheen was brought to the work I hadn’t thought possible. I’ve worked with other copy editors but never will again. Everything I write from now on goes to Ganache Media before anyone else sees it."

CHANG TERHUNE

Author of Harvestman
"Katrina Archer proofread my book, Rancor, on a final editorial pass before publication. She was able to pinpoint not only grammatical inconsistencies, but also one confusing story element that had been missed by two previous editors. I would definitely use her again in future publications, and I recommend her highly for anyone looking to polish up a manuscript."

JAMES MCCANN

Author of Rancor

Pricing

FICTION EDITING
FIRST STEPS

You've got a draft but maybe you don't have beta readers or are feeling too close to your story to see what it needs next. At this stage we're looking at the big picture.

MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION
SAMPLE

$150

10 PAGES / 3000 WORDS

Let's get to know each other.

You receive a full sample edit of your pages and get a sense of whether we're a good fit for your work.

Turnaround: 1 week

MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION
FULL

$500

UP TO 50,000 WORDS
$100 / EACH ADDITIONAL 10,000 WORDS

Feedback on plotting, structure, tension, characters, pacing, dialogue, etc.

You receive a detailed editorial letter that identifies big picture areas of improvement.

Turnaround: 4 weeks

DEVELOPMENTAL EDIT
FULL

$2000

UP TO 50,000 WORDS
$400 / EACH ADDITIONAL 10,000 WORDS

Expect some back and forth, and to do a lot of tightening work as a result.

You receive extensive margin notes, with concrete suggestions on how to improve problem areas throughout the manuscript.

Turnaround: 3 months
BEFORE PUBLICATION

Now you're happy with the plot and you don't intend to make any more structural changes to the story. It's time to do the final prepublication polish pass.

LIGHT COPY EDIT

1¢/word
Your manuscript is pretty much ready to go. You just need a consistency, grammar, and typo review.

LINE EDIT + HEAVY COPY EDIT

2¢/word
Your story is fine, but you're worried your prose might still be a bit rough. Your sentences need a little more shine.
BOOK FORMATTING
You provide manuscript text that's ready to go, complete with front and back matter, copyright information, and all cover images and illustrations.

We take care of making it pretty.

FICTION PDF

$250

PRINT-READY PDF

FICTION EBOOK

$250

EPUB AND MOBI

FICTION PDF + EBOOK

$350

PRINT-READY PDF + EPUB AND MOBI

Save $150!


TECHNICAL AND CORPORATE

HOURLY PROJECT RATE

$45-60/hr

PROJECT DEPENDENT

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