EDITING

Our rates and charges are based on the readiness of your manuscript for publication. Please contact us by e-mail with a short description of your manuscript, and up to 25 double-spaced pages.

In general, you can expect the following range of rates:

Manuscript Evaluation: Custom quote will be provided depending on the genre and length/complexity.  Generally, $100 minimum for children's books and $300-500 for up to 70,000 words.

Complex Content Editing:  $2.20/100 words/$50 per hour.  If your manuscript includes more than one language or if English is not your first language for writing, this provides an in-depth treatment. We have worked with French, Italian, Belarusian, Russian, and Spanish material in small amounts scattered through a manuscript. We have also worked with manuscripts written in English for whom English is a second or even third language..

Content Editing: $2.00 / 100 words. Includes detailed research/fact-checking to ensure your manuscript is completely credible. This package is recommended for memoirs and non-fiction as well as novels containing technical, linguistic, or historical references that rely on factual accuracy.

Copy Editing: $1.50 / 100 words. Includes minimal/basic fact-checking as required to polish your manuscript.

Proofreading: $1.20/ 100 words. Proofreading only; no editing or fact-checking.



 We reserve the right to refuse a manuscript that does not meet industry standards for subject matter content.  Please, no erotica.


PUBLISHING SUPPORT

The world of publishing has done a 180 in just the past few years. More than ever, the legacy publishing route is difficult to break into for the vast majority of authors. Self-publishing is being adopted by many authors at their cost.

Laskin is in the middle field helping selected authors bring their works to the market. If you have a professional manuscript to be published and are willing to work on your social media platform (web, blog, Facebook, etc.), we can help you. 

From Bear Rock Mountain was originally taken in as a self-publishing project. Laskin Publishing did the initial round of editing; separated the material into two book-length manuscripts; researched and wrote a publishing submission and developed the initial marketing strategy. The book was published by Brindle & Glass and was named as a Maclean's magazine summer reading recommendation in 2019.

Journey of a Travelling Girl came in for editing. The story clearly had mainstream potential. Laskin supported the author in approaching potential publishers. The book was published by Heritage House October 23, 2020 and is a 2021-2022 nominee for the First Nation Communities Read award plus two other awards.

Whatever your hopes/dreams for your story and manuscript, contact us for more information and an assessment of your manuscript's potential. It's your dream! Let us help you take it to the next level.