Line Editing

Indie authors, professional line editing for your book costs less than you think! Get line editing for just 2.5¢ per word from an experienced book editor. Self publish with confidence! On a budget? Give our editorial assessment a try for 0.5¢ per word. Make your book better to increase book sales, get an agent, or get your book published with our affordable line editing service.

Congrats! You wrote a book!

Now let's get down to the nitty gritty.

You’ve poured your heart and soul into your book for months, maybe years. You probably had dreams about it at night. You definitely talked out loud to your characters when you were alone in your car (don’t worry, we won’t tell). Kudos! Finishing a book is a huge accomplishment, and we’re very proud of you – but you’re not done quite yet.

Now it’s time to edit, edit edit!

You’ve probably gone through this a time or two on your own already, and might have a few a few dozen a few hundred drafts under your belt, but all great writers know that the key to great editing is getting out of their own way. You’ve been living in your own story for so long, it’s impossible to see it from an outsider’s perspective.

So let us take the reins for a while. Hand your book over and we’ll give you a whole new perspective. You’ll get notes and annotations on every single page of your book while we drill down to the paragraph and sentence level. We’ll rearrange sentences to fix the flow, replace weak words with strong ones, crack down on dialogue and descriptions.

You wrote a good book. We’ll make it great.

Even the world’s greatest writers would never dream of releasing a book without getting help from an editor first. Editors at big publishing companies pick and polish at the minute details until every word is perfect, and that makes all the difference. Doesn’t your book deserve the same treatment?

$0.025 per word

Our prices can't be beat.

We're a bit competitive when it comes to saving you money. Also, ping pong.

affordable line editing

Compare the cost of our Line Editing to the other guys
(all prices based on a 60,000 word manuscript, excluding discounts):

Reckless Abandon - $1500
Balboa Press - $2340
BookBaby - $1710
Westbow Press - $2760
Lulu - $2340

So what exactly is line editing?

It's your book & your money. You should know what you're getting yourself into.

It can get really confusing shopping for an editor. Line editing, content editing, copy editing, developmental editing… sometimes the distinctions between them seem minute and specialist, and sometimes it seems like every editor has a slightly different idea of what each term means. As an indie author, it can be frustrating to know if you’re getting the best bang for your buck.

At Reckless Abandon, we keep it simple. We call it line editing because we go line by line and make changes at the most basic level. If your adjective isn’t strong enough, we’ll replace it with something more robust. If your paragraph is confusing, we’ll swap sentences around. If your character is blonde on page 12 and a redhead on page 186, we’ll fix it quicker than a trip to the salon.

Our line editing is the most detailed and comprehensive service we provide.

Our number one priority is to help make your book the best it can be. If you love your first round of editing and want to send us subsequent draft for more, we’ll knock 10% off the price. If you send it back for a final proofread or an editorial assessment, we’ll offer a discount of up to 15%.

So how does this work, anyway?
self publish editing

1. SUBMIT A REQUEST
Click the button below to fill out a quick form. Tell us about your book and the editing service(s) you’re interested in.

2. GET A QUOTE
We’ll send you a projected completion date, a total project cost, payment schedule (if applicable) and an invoice.

3. SEND US YOUR BOOK
Once you pay the invoice and send us your manuscript, we will guarantee your project completion date.

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