What Type of Editing Services Do I Need?

When it comes to editing services, sometimes it’s hard to determine the type of editing you need. I’ll assess a middle excerpt from your manuscript, provide a brief sample edit of up to 750 words, and suggest the level of editing that’s right for you.

A longer sample edit of five additional standard, double-spaced pages is $50.

Not ready for an edit? Consider my Manuscript Critique service, a perfect start for authors who want early feedback on their work before editing begins.

Click the links below for a detailed explanation of each editing service I offer, including rates. Package rates are available.


Addresses accuracy, tone, flow, pacing, dialogue, sentence structure, repetition, consistency, style, and more at the sentence and paragraph levels. Often includes copyeditingClick here for more details and rates.


Designed for indie authors on a budget, this basic service focuses on mechanical errors in grammar, syntax, punctuation, spelling, and style. For indie fiction clients only. Click here for more details and rates.


Tackles story-level issues such as plot, conflict, characterization, worldbuilding, credibility, showing vs. telling, and point of view. Click here for more details and rates.


A final check-through for straggling errors, typos, missing words, and punctuation and spelling errors. Click here for more details and rates.

Other Services

Other services include manuscript critiquing, help with your back cover book blurb, book synopsis, and query letter, and writer coaching. Click here for more details and rates.
Nikki Busch, Editing Service, Thorough, Thoughtful Word-Pro with a specialized Editing certificate

Thorough, Thoughtful Word Pro with a
editing certificate

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