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Line editing of manuscript
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  • Posted: Wed, May 23, 2012
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I've submitted my manuscript to a publishing company and, after their $350 editorial review which resulted in a 3-page report, they recommended only line editing for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. That was the good news. They quoted me over $500 for them to do the line editing based on .035 cents a word. My fingers can barely reach the keyboard as I lay here in shock underneath the desk. Well, maybe I exaggerate. Am I being unrealistic about this? Can you help?
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My manuscript is set in 11 pt. Garamond formatted for a 4"x6" book. It contains a 2,000-word preface and is a collection of 26 essays varying in length from approximately 400 to 600 words each for a total of about 16,000 words. The publisher saw no need for extensive content editing and suggested just basic line editing, i.e., punctuation, spelling etc.
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Added 24 MAY 2012, 18:04 PM EDT
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