Editing Packages: A Step-by-Step Guide

Posted by Kristen House on October 27, 2019 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

My editing packages are very popular among Kristen Corrects clients: the vast majority of my clients opt for one of my editing packages:


  • The Basic: line editing and proofreading—two passes over the manuscript
  • The Standard: manuscri...
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Editing Packages

Posted by Kristen House on April 26, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Editing Packages
Choose the plan that's right for your book.

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How to Write Off the Cost of Editing Services

Posted by Kristen House on April 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Before I even begin, I’m going to include a legal disclaimer: I’m NOT an accountant. But in working with my accountant for the six years I’ve been in business, I’ve slowly started to understand how my clients, who can pay anywhere in the range of $1,500 to $5,000 for my editing services, can write off ...
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What to Expect When Working with Kristen Corrects, Inc.

Posted by Kristen House on March 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

There are thousands of book editors out there. Reading books has been a passion—hey, I started reaching for books before I could even walk—and therefore editing and polishing an author's prose comes naturally to me. Still, having a passion alone doesn't pay the bills...which means that in a market this competitive, there must be something to set me apart from the others.
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About the Editor's Report...

Posted by Kristen House on March 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The essence of my role as a book editor is to improve authors’ manuscripts. When I take out my red pen, nothing is safe: I might make changes to your book’s big picture (such as pacing, plot and character development, story structure and loose ends), issues at the paragraph and sentence level (like improving the flow and rhythm of sentences, breaking up too-long paragraphs, fi...
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8 Secrets of the Book Editing Process

Posted by Kristen House on March 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Believe me when I say that being a book editor isn’t all that complex. Still, clients regularly approach me with questions, sometimes admitting they are mystified with the editing process.

Let’s clear some things up! Here are 8 secrets of the book editing process.

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Give the Gift of Editing!

Posted by Kristen House on November 22, 2017 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s Black Friday, and that means the Christmas season has officially begun! Prepare yourselves: The onslaught of advertisements is going to hit you harder than indigestion from last night’s turkey dinner.

Perhaps someone in your life is a writer and has dreams of publishing a book. Why not give them the gift of an investment of professional editing for their manuscrip...

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How Much Should Editing Cost?

Posted by Kristen House on March 22, 2013 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

How much should editing cost?

The Editorial Freelancer's Association's Editorial Rates Chart is the gold standard for how much editing should cost. When you convert the hourly wages to the per-word wages I use, the results are:

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Choose Me! 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire Me

Posted by Kristen House on March 13, 2013 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not alone in my field. It seems that everywhere I look, there are private editors or companies who are competing against me for your business. In a market this competitive, there must be something to set me apart from the others.

Below, a list of things that gives me a cutting edge against the rest. Why should you hire me?

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Using An Editing Company vs. A Self-Employed Literary Editor

Posted by Kristen House on November 25, 2012 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

If you're in the process of finding the right editor for you and your book, you may ask: Should you choose a larger company that offers editing services or should you opt for a self-employed literary editor? 


Large Editing Companies

Choosing a large company gives you security: You'll be paying for a service and can rest as...

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Do You REALLY Need an Editor?

Posted by Kristen House on November 23, 2012 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

In a word: YES. And here's why...

Most writers think that because they write well, they haven't made any mistakes in their manuscript...WRONG! Even the best writers make plenty of mistakes. They leave out crucial details. They use confusing and wrong word choices. They spell words wrong, make grammatical errors, or use punctuation incorrectly.

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How to Choose the Right Editor

Posted by Kristen House on November 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM

I've been editing for a long time, and unfortunately I've seen countless (countless!) cases of authors coming to me after previously being "burned" by a bad editor. There are a lot of underexperienced editors out there—or even worse, people posing as editors who are in reality scammers—so this blog post gives you a crash course in what you should expect when choosing the right book editor.

No matter which ed...

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