Danielle Elyse takes pride in being able to provide top-notch copy editing and proofreading services.
She has always enjoyed editing the work of those in her circle of family, friends and colleagues. In 2010, Danielle Elyse established Eagle Eye Editing and Proofreading Services.
Since that time, she has offered copy editing and proofreading services to those in the mental health, theological and other professional fields.
Danielle Elyse has also been contracted to edit inspirational books, masters- and doctoral-level assignments, a teen-related collaborative project, a magazine and anthologies.
Always one to give back, Danielle Elyse provides her copy editing skills to the volunteer-run, Pulitzer Prize-nominated magazine, East Village Magazine.
Here's a brief guide to get you started.
Proofreading: Perhaps you're satisfied with your manuscript, but you need someone to add a little shine to your work. A proofreader provides a final check for minor mistakes in spelling, punctuation, spacing, etc., before your work is sent to the publisher.
Simple Copy Editing: If you need a bit more attention paid to your manuscript, the copy editor will do a deeper dive and correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization and problems with syntax. The copy editor will also ensure that singular and plural pronoun and noun usage are correct and that your notes, bibliographies, and reference lists are properly formatted and standardized. Your style (capitalization, abbreviations, quotations, in-text citations, numbers, foreign words, etc.) will be checked for consistency based on the Chicago Manual of Style. The copy editor will focus on the dirty details of editing so you don't have to worry about them. A copy editor doesn’t generally change your work in major ways, but corrects overt problems, ensures the text can be easily read and retains the authenticity of your voice.
Substantive Line Editing and Heavy Editing*: You might want this type of editing if you have all of your ideas on paper, mostly unfiltered — all of the ideas are there, but it could stand some reorganization for a better flow. An editor of this type will work through the manuscript in stages, beginning with basic copy editing and potentially working up to rewording/reorganizing sentences, phrases and sections on an as-needed basis, possibly to include an overhaul of the manuscript. This kind of editor will make necessary changes to improve clarity, and eliminate any repetition, awkward phrasing, confusing sentence structure or inconsistencies in tone or formality. Additionally, the editor will suggest ways to enhance and refine your writing for a more reader-friendly experience, ultimately leaving you with a fully developed, polished work.
*This type of editing will likely require more than one interaction with the editor.
While there is a general price range for certain types of editing and proofreading, it is best to see your writing in its entirety, or at least a sizable sample to best judge the amount of work required and to determine your rate. The list below will give you an idea of what costs to expect per page.*
Basic: $3-$5 per page
Scientific, medical: $4-$8 per page
Basic copy editing: $4-$8 per page
Substantive editing: $10-$25 per page
*A page contains up to 250 words.
**At times, the work required for your writing may extend beyond our initial discussion and price quote, resulting in a fee increase. If that occurs, you will be alerted and we will renegotiate the terms at that time.
A free sample can be provided (number of pages dependent on total page count).
**RUSH JOBS WILL INCUR A 25% INCREASE TO THE FINAL BILL.**
~A rush job has a 24-hour-or-less deadline or is needed earlier than the quoted turnaround time.~
Call for more information - 810-444-4513. Danielle Elyse is here to serve you.