Editing Services

Editing Services

I will generally complete work on a single chapter free of charge before quoting on the rest of the work. This will ensure that we are both happy to continue working together on your manuscript. NOTE: If you choose to continue working with me, the first chapter will be included in the final word count for the quote.

All work will be completed using ‘Track Changes’ in Microsoft Word.

To ensure your privacy and that of your creative work, MJ Editing upon the undertaking of agreed editing work, will complete a confidentiality agreement. 


Proofreading is generally the final check of a manuscript. It concentrates on grammar, punctuation and spelling as well as formatting and layout. It does not include any suggestions or comments in regards to the improvement of your story.

Fee: AUD$0.008 per word

Copy Editing

Copy editing involves an overall check that picks up on grammar, punctuation and spelling errors. Comments and suggestions will be provided for areas that show discrepancies and insufficient flow within the piece of work as well as general advice that may improve sentences, paragraphs or specific sections of writing.

Fee: AUD$0.01 per word

Structural Editing

Structural editing involves an initial read over of the manuscript, followed by a report that usually addresses each chapter and any problems or suggestions of rewriting in regards to plot, structure and character development.

Please use the contact form with a description of the work to obtain a quote.

eBook Conversion

For authors looking to self publish, taking your story from a Microsoft Word document and turning it into an eBook can be an incredibly difficult process. So why not hire a professional to do it for you? I have turned a dozen stories into eBooks for the publishing company Spineless Wonders and you can find a preview or purchase here. To create eBooks I use InDesign that requires a step by step process to ensure that your story looks professional and of a high standard that is readable across all eReading formats.

Please use the contact form to discuss or obtain a quote.


Please note: MJ Editing complies with the Australian standards for editing practice devised by the Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd).