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Line-by-Line Editing

Line-by-Line Editing

Revise & Resubmit primarily offers line-by-line editing (sometimes called developmental editing). Each line of your manuscript will be carefully scrutinized and adjusted for grammatical correctness, wordiness, convoluted sentences, typos, clarity, flow, academic tone, and voice. I also provide editorial margin notes to give you a 'heads-up' about peer-review red flags and continuity issues.

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This process necessitates a deeper engagement than traditional copy editing, which only fixes objective errors. My maximalist editing style will increase your manuscript's publishability and is one of the benefits of choosing an editor with a PhD and multidisciplinary publishing experience.

R&R's straightforward pricing model means that every paper gets the same quality treatment. You just need to choose whether you want a one-time edit or unlimited edits. You will always receive two copies of your revised manuscript, one with 'track changes' and one without.

Cost:  $0.025 per word

The One-Time Edit

A ONE-TIME revision of your manuscript.

The Unlimited Service

This service includes UNLIMITED revisions until your manuscript is published.

Cost:  $0.049 per word

Turnaround Timelines: The turnaround target for regular, article-length orders is 7-10 business days. However, order timelines may be longer during particularly busy periods. Your return date will be set upon order confirmation. If you have a time-sensitive project, feel free to reach out in advance to get it on my calendar.

I send papers out around 18:00 (6 PM) Central Time (US).

Discount for Graduate Students & Unemployed Scholars
Discount for Adjunct / Per Course Faculty
The (Not-So) Fine Print
These discounts are 'honor system' based and applied from self-reporting. During site-wide promotions, either the promotional or the standard discount can be applied.
Rush Fee
Rushed orders are often possible (schedule depending). When available, the following pricing structure applies:

Next Day Turnaround:      Price * 2
3 Day Turnaround:           Price * 1.8
4 Day Turnaround:           Price * 1.6
5 Day Turnaround:           Price * 1.4
6 Day Turnaround:               Price * 1.2
Institutional Wire Fee
The institutional wire fee adds a flat 12% surcharge onto orders processed through university financial services offices. This fee covers the time spent completing 'vendor' applications, chasing payments over several weeks, adjusting invoices to institutional specifications, and wire fees.
Reference Check  

Your references list will be proofed and formatted to your publisher's specifications.

$0.015 per word
Extra Word Reduction  
Up to 10% word reduction is included in the regular rates. After that, additional words can be removed at the rate of $6 per 100 words.
$6 per 100 words
Extended Reader's Report
A detailed reader's report analyzing your introduction, theoretical discussion, methodological discussion, evidence and results, and overall sequence. This report identifies any structural/conceptual issues with the paper (beyond the scope of basic editing). 
Peer-Review Revisions Evaluation
An evaluation of how the journal’s peer-review requests have been implemented in the revision. The report highlights areas where the feedback can be better integrated to improve the likelihood of acceptance. Additionally, I will address any peer-review comments about language and clarity for you.
Structural Revisions

Structural Revisions

This service helps with manuscripts that demand stressful, structural revisions. In addition to my standard editing, I will reorder paragraphs, create sections and subheadings, and delete extraneous information. I can also help address (non-content) reviewer feedback.


This option is particularly popular with PhD students seeking support for major dissertation revisions (e.g., merging chapters) after their defense/viva.

The Silver Service

This service includes TWO structural revisions of your manuscript.

Turnaround: 15 business days

Cost:  $0.058 per word

Advanced Referencing

Advanced Referencing

Book publishers almost always ask the lead author/editor to sort out referencing discrepancies (unlike journal articles, where the production team handles it). For lead authors of co-authored books and edited volumes, this means reconciling and cross-checking other people’s references. This is a time-consuming task: publisher style guides must be heeded, and what did your colleague even mean by “(Henry 2019(?)—the one on tourism)”….

Luckily, R&R offers an advanced referencing service just for you. I will comb through your entire book manuscript to ensure that:

   1. All the in-text (in-line) citations appear in the bibliography
   2. All the bibliography entries actually appear in the main text
   3. All references are styled to the publisher’s instructions

Some authors may also seek out an ‘even more advanced’ referencing service, in which I do my best to locate missing bibliographic entries using the available in-text data and context clues from the chapter. In a recent advanced referencing project,
I helped the lead author identify 88% of their colleagues' more than 130 missing references. When I can’t confidently locate the reference, I will provide a list of my best guesses.

Advanced referencing rates and turnaround times are determined on a project-by-project basis.

Basic proofreading (copy editing) services are available for editors of multi-author collections who need to standardize formatting, eliminate typos, and correct grammatical mistakes. Book authors at the proofs stage may also seek a proofreading quotation.

Proofreading rates and turnaround times are determined on a project-by-project basis.

Please complete the "Submit your Paper" form to receive a same-day price quote for your project.

If you are still unsure whether Revise & Resubmit's editing services are for you, let's schedule a brief video or phone call to discuss your needs.

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