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Are you a writer, author or publisher in need of an editor? 
Welcome to N. N. Light Editing Services, part of N. N. Light Author Promotions. We offer a full range of editing services including Manuscript Review, Development Editing, Structural Editing, Copy/Line Editing, and Proofreading. While we're proficient in all areas, our specialties are copy editing, line editing, and proofreading. Before we explain the different services, let us introduce ourselves.

Mrs. N is an author (along with Mr. N) of five books. Our combined fifty-seven-year expertise while working in the publishing industry has helped us tremendously in how to write, edit, review, market and promote books in today’s publishing market. We love helping writers achieve their dream of being a successful author. Mrs. N has a Bachelor of Arts - English Literature degree.

 

Mr. N has always loved reading and reviewing books. Joining forces with his wife, they write together under the pen name N. N. Light and he especially loves helping other authors succeed. Mr. N has a Master of  Arts - History degree.

 

These are the editing services we provide: 

Manuscript Review 

Get a professional report on your manuscript before you query literary agents/publishers. We will read through your manuscript and provide a detailed report to help you get published.

600 - 800 words -- $5

801 - 1000 words -- $10

1001 - 1500 words -- $15

1501 - 2000 words -- $20

2001 - 2500 words -- $25

2501 - 3000 words -- $30

3001 - 3500 words -- $35

3501 - 4000 words -- $40

4001 - 4500 words -- $45

4501 - 5000 words -- $50

20,000 - 30,000 words -- $140

30,001 - 40,000 words -- $175

40, 001 - 50,000 words -- $200

50,001 - 60,000 words -- $225

60,001 - 70,000 words -- $260

70,001 - 80,000 words -- $300

80,001 words or more -- fill out the form below listing your genre and word count for a quote

Development Editing
The developmental edit looks deeply at the bare bones and foundation of the story. We look at everything from pacing to characters, point of view, tense, plot, subplots, and dialogue. Weak plotlines are exposed and questioned. We examine order, flow, and cohesion. 

30,000 words or less -- $140

30,001 - 40,000 words -- $175

40, 001 - 50,000 words -- $200

50,001 - 60,000 words -- $225

60,001 - 70,000 words -- $260

70,001 - 80,000 words -- $300

80,001 words or more -- fill out the form below listing your genre and word count for a quote

Structural Editing
The substantive edit considers a story’s structure and arrangement. It involves tightening and clarifying at each level (chapter, scene, paragraph, and sentence). Unlike developmental editing, which covers the overall issues and deep-level restructuring, substantive editing deals with the actual words.

30,000 words or less -- $140

30,001 - 40,000 words -- $175

40, 001 - 50,000 words -- $200

50,001 - 60,000 words -- $225

60,001 - 70,000 words -- $260

70,001 - 80,000 words -- $300

80,001 words or more -- fill out the form below listing your genre and word count for a quote

Copy Editing
The copy edit is the first professional polish to a story. We review your manuscript, fixing any spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. If an author can only afford one round of edits, we recommend this one.

600 - 800 words -- $5

801 - 1000 words -- $10

1001 - 1500 words -- $15

1501 - 2000 words -- $20

2001 - 2500 words -- $25

2501 - 3000 words -- $30

3001 - 3500 words -- $35

3501 - 4000 words -- $40

4001 - 4500 words -- $45

4501 - 5000 words -- $50

20,000 - 30,000 words -- $140

30,001 - 40,000 words -- $175

40, 001 - 50,000 words -- $200

50,001 - 60,000 words -- $225

60,001 - 70,000 words -- $260

70,001 - 80,000 words -- $300

80,001 words or more -- fill out the form below listing your genre and word count for a quote

Line Editing
The line edit is an intensive look at your book line by line and analyzes each sentence. We consider word choice and the power and meaning of a sentence, tightening where we feel is necessary. We use The Chicago Manual of Style as our reference. 

600 - 800 words -- $5

801 - 1000 words -- $10

1001 - 1500 words -- $15

1501 - 2000 words -- $20

2001 - 2500 words -- $25

2501 - 3000 words -- $30

3001 - 3500 words -- $35

3501 - 4000 words -- $40

4001 - 4500 words -- $45

4501 - 5000 words -- $50

30,000 words or less -- $140

30,001 - 40,000 words -- $175

40, 001 - 50,000 words -- $200

50,001 - 60,000 words -- $225

60,001 - 70,000 words -- $260

70,001 - 80,000 words -- $300

80,001 words or more -- fill out the form below listing your genre and word count for a quote

Proofreading
The proofread involves looking at each sentence with fresh eyes and making sure that it's well crafted with no errors. Proofreading involves checking for grammatical and punctuation errors, spelling mistakes, etc. Proofing is the final stage of the writing process.

600 - 800 words -- $5

801 - 1000 words -- $10

1001 - 1500 words -- $15

1501 - 2000 words -- $20

2001 - 2500 words -- $25

2501 - 3000 words -- $30

3001 - 3500 words -- $35

3501 - 4000 words -- $40

4001 - 4500 words -- $45

4501 - 5000 words -- $50

30,000 words or less -- $140

30,001 - 40,000 words -- $175

40, 001 - 50,000 words -- $200

50,001 - 60,000 words -- $225

60,001 - 70,000 words -- $260

70,001 - 80,000 words -- $300

80,001 words or more -- fill out the form below listing your genre and word count for a quote

Complete Editing Package – Get three rounds of editing (developmental, copy edit and proofreading) for one low price. Prices vary, depending on size of manuscript:

30,000 words or less -- $420

30,001 - 40,000 words -- $525

40,001 - 50,000 words -- $600

50,001 - 60,000 words -- $675

60,001 - 70,000 words -- $780

70,001 - 80,000 words -- $900

80,001 words or more -- fill out the form below listing your genre and word count for a quote

* NEW* Amazon Vella/Radish/Wattpad Edit
 
If you write serialized episodes, we offer a quick edit to check for flow, grammar, typos, etc. The turnaround time is quicker, too, in just a few days to a week or two. We do not start editing until we receive confirmation of payment. Prices vary, depending on the size of the episode:

600 - 800 words -- $5

801 - 1000 words -- $10

1001 - 1500 words -- $15

1501 - 2000 words -- $20

2001 - 2500 words -- $25

2501 - 3000 words -- $30

3001 - 3500 words -- $35

3501 - 4000 words -- $40

4001 - 4500 words -- $45

4501 - 5000 words -- $50

How we operate:
We use track changes in Microsoft Word for all editing services. This allows us to communicate areas of improvement and changes that need to be made.
The normal turnaround time for an edit 30,000 - 80,000 words is four to six weeks. If you need it sooner, there is an additional fee. The normal turnaround time for an edit 600 words to 5000 words is one business day to two weeks, depending on the word count. 
We invoice via Paypal and need a 50% deposit payment before we start on any editing project. Upon completion of the edit, we require the remainder of the balance owed without delay. We also accept the full amount before we start editing. 
Payments for all services on N. N. Light's Book Heaven (author promotions, editing, graphics design, book cover design): we only accept Paypal and once a transaction is completed in Paypal, it is a final sale. There are no refunds and you cannot dispute/ask for a refund via Paypal.
If you would like a sample edit, we provide a complimentary 500-word edit. This complimentary edit only applies to manuscripts over 10,000 words. Please email us for more details.
The most recent projects we've worked on:
Penthouse, Pools, & Poison by Louise Stevens
Legacy of Power (Episodes 1-10) by C.C. Bolick
Artefact 299 by Lauren Binley
 
Wall Street Lady by Daia Spruill
 
Spirits Desire by Donna Simonetta
The Beauty and the Beasts by Anton Krutikov
Better Together by Jennifer Wilck
Hand Carved Wolf by Kristal Dawn Harris
 
Courage of One by Zola Blue
 
Everything, Always by Jennifer Ann Shore
Covet Thy Neighbor by Denise Carbo
 
Releasing the Catch by Jeny Heckman
 
Bound by Strength by Zola Blue
 
A Switch in Time by Casi McLean
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Gold Cavern by Zola Blue
Death Southern Style by Beverley Bateman
De
The Lost Magic (Power of Fae Book 2) by Michelle Bryan
Whispers in Washington by Jennifer Wilck
Virtually Timeless by Casi McLean
Married to the Rabbi: Sixty Spouses of Retired Reform Rabbis in Their Own Words by Naomi Patz and Judith Maslin
 
Earl of Darby by Aubrey Wynne
Hand of Magic: #3 - Vampires by Diane Moat
Believe Me (Masontown Murder Book 1) by Kay Harris

Trust Me (Masontown Murder Book 2) by Kay Harris
Hear Me (Masontown Murder Book 3) by Kay Harris
Find Me (Masontown Murder Book 4) by Kay Harris

Hand of Magic: #2 - Warlocks by Diane Moat

Julia's Wish (The Wish Series Book 4) by Kay Harris

Dog Bones by Diane Moat
Testimonials:
I am so beyond happy with the copy editing services that N. N. Light provided for my upcoming young adult romance. I particularly loved how the team didn't edit out my voice and conversational tone but focused on changes that would make the narrative more clear and powerful for the reader. Also, I make a fair share of technical grammatical errors—never in my life will I learn to use an apostrophe properly—and am grateful that the team caught all of my mistakes. Would absolutely recommend their services! ~ Award-Winning Bestseller Jennifer Ann Shore
 
N.N. Light’s Editorial Services are easy to work with and they do a fantastic job. Self-publishing a book is a stressful process, and working with them made me feel so much better—not only about the quality of my book but about the entire process. I highly recommend them! ~ Author Jennifer Wilck
I am using the very talented services of N.N. Light to edit and proofread my books. After trying numerous independent editors and editing services, I've finally found an editor that is professional, detail-oriented, honest, gentle, and reasonably-priced. I couldn't be happier! ~ Kay Harris 
I have used N.N. Light’s editing, proofreading, reviews and promotions for all three of my series and I wouldn’t use anyone else! ~ Author Diane Moat
Huge shoutout to N. N. Light for proofreading a book I’m helping a group of rebbetzins (Rabbis’ wives) publish. I thought it’d be impossible to find someone who knew Jewish culture, AND Hebrew & Yiddish in English transliteration, AND could turn it around FAST! ~ NYT & USAT bestselling author Shoshanna Gabriel

Prices vary, depending on the word count for one round of editing:​

30,000 words or less -- $140

30,001 - 40,000 words -- $175

40, 001 - 50,000 words -- $200

50,001 - 60,000 words -- $225

60,001 - 70,000 words -- $260

70,001 - 80,000 words -- $300

80,001 words or more -- fill out the form below listing your genre and word count for a quote

Complete Editing Package – Get three rounds of editing (developmental, copy edit and proofreading) for one low price. Prices vary, depending on size of manuscript:

30,000 words or less -- $420

30,001 - 40,000 words -- $525

40,001 - 50,000 words -- $600

50,001 - 60,000 words -- $675

60,001 - 70,000 words -- $780

70,001 - 80,000 words -- $900

80,001 words or more -- fill out the form below listing your genre and word count for a quote

All prices are in United States Dollars and we only accept Paypal. Payments for all services on N. N. Light's Book Heaven (author promotions, editing, graphics design, book cover design): we only accept Paypal and once a transaction is completed in Paypal, it is a final sale. There are no refunds and you cannot dispute/ask for a refund via Paypal. For more information, please send an email to nnlight@nnlightsbookheaven.com or fill out the form below. 

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