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Royal Editorial (Katie)

Royal Editorial | ~0.01-0.02 per word | Free sample edits
« on: September 25, 2018, 12:35:24 AM »

Website: www.royaleditorial.com
Contact us: royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

copy editing | proofreading | structural editing | beta reading

Quality editing at indie-friendly rates.





Who We Are

Hello, Writer Sanctum! I'm Katie, one half of Royal Editorial. My colleague Justin and I are both trained, professional full-time editors with 3+ years of experience each. Click here to learn more about us.

We offer the following services:





What makes Royal Editorial the right choice for my book?
  • We offer a FREE 1000-word sample edit. This helps you assess whether we're the right fit for your book and allows us to provide you with a personalized quote specific to your book.
  • We're professional and experienced. We both hold certificates in publishing from respected Canadian schools.
  • We're also authors, so we know how hard it can be to put your story into someone else's hands. We edit thoughtfully and will always respect your unique vision.

See below for details on copy editing and proofreading, our most popular services for indie authors:





Copy Editing

A copy edit will best benefit manuscripts in need of an extra bit of polish, including refinement of stylistic elements such as phrasing, word choice, and clarity. While this is a very hands-on type of edit, the editor will prioritize maintaining the author's narrative voice. A copy edit consists of two full read-throughs of your manuscript, during which the editor will:

  • Correct all issues in grammar, punctuation, and usage
  • Rework any awkward constructions to ensure prose is clear, concise, and idiomatic
  • Ensure consistency in style and usage (adherence to the Chicago Manual of Style; adherence to the Oxford Canadian Dictionary for Canadian English and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary for American English) as well as in character and place names
  • Highlight any blatant factual errors, potential copyright infringements, or potential issues in legality
  • Eliminate any redundancies and resolve any ambiguities in phrasing
We charge $25 per hour. A copy edit for an average 70,000-word novel typically takes us between 28 - 56 hours ($700 - $1400).





Proofreading

Our proofreading service is designed for manuscripts that already have one foot out the door. It's your last line of defence against sneaky homonyms, tense errors, and other finicky details. A proofread consists of one complete read-through of your manuscript, during which the editor will:

  • Correct typographical errors and egregious grammar, punctuation, and usage errors
  • Catch any last-minute errors that have been overlooked or introduced during revisions
  • Ensure consistent spelling of names and terminology
We charge $25 per hour. A proofread for an average 70,000-word novel typically takes us between 14 - 28 hours ($350 - $700).




Currently booking for May and beyond.

Click here to submit a 1000-word sample from the middle of your manuscript so that we may recommend an appropriate level of edit for your book and provide you with a quote.

Interested in a different service? See our Services and Rates page.

Questions? Check out our FAQ, email us at royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com, post in this thread, or send us a private message.

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Katie King, freelance editor
Royal Editorial
royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

Click here for my Writer Sanctum vendor thread.
 

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Katie did the copyediting for my most recent book and WOW. I cannot say enough good things about her service. She's so thorough, I really genuinely feel like I had a much better product at the end. It wasn't just adding a comma or fixing a spelling mistake here and there, Katie's edits were well thought out and explained. I also like how she comments on things she's not certain about, so you're not left wondering why she made a certain change.

All in all, I 100% am using Katie for all of my books in the future. Highly, highly recommend.
 

Royal Editorial (Katie)

Re: Royal Editorial | copyedit: $8/1000 words | 3 years in-house experience
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 11:36:47 PM »
Thanks for the fantastic review, Sam! It's been a pleasure working with you.

My copyedit special has officially ended. Going forward, my standard rate is $8/1000 words.

Currently booking for January.


Katie King, freelance editor
Royal Editorial
royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

Click here for my Writer Sanctum vendor thread.
 

Royal Editorial (Katie)

Re: Royal Editorial | 3 years in-house experience | Copyedit: $0.008/word
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2018, 09:06:43 AM »
Hey all!

I've been freelancing full-time for a little over a month now, and let me tell you, SLEEP is FANTASTIC. So happy with my decision to turn the side hustle into my main gig. It's been amazing.

I have one editing slot open for the end of January. Send me an email at kingofkaties @ gmail DOT com royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com for your free sample edit!
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Katie King, freelance editor
Royal Editorial
royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

Click here for my Writer Sanctum vendor thread.
 

Royal Editorial (Katie)

Re: Royal Editorial | 3 years in-house experience | Copyedit: $0.008/word
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 05:45:44 AM »
Hi all! Looking for an editor with publishing-house standards at indie rates? I'm your gal!

Send me an email at kingofkaties AT gmail DOT com royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com to discuss your next project.

Currently booking for March.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2019, 04:52:37 AM by Royal Editorial (Katie) »


Katie King, freelance editor
Royal Editorial
royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

Click here for my Writer Sanctum vendor thread.
 

Royal Editorial (Katie)

Re: Royal Editorial | 3 years in-house experience | Copyedit: $0.008/word
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2019, 05:24:43 AM »
Hey all! I have space for a few more projects in March.

Email me at kingofkaties AT gmail DOT com to see if I'm the right fit for your book!


Katie King, freelance editor
Royal Editorial
royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

Click here for my Writer Sanctum vendor thread.
 

Royal Editorial (Katie)

Re: Royal Editorial | 3 years in-house experience | Copyedit: $0.008/word
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2019, 02:20:39 AM »
Hi friends! One spot left for March.


Katie King, freelance editor
Royal Editorial
royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

Click here for my Writer Sanctum vendor thread.
 

Royal Editorial (Katie)

Re: Royal Editorial | 3 years in-house experience | Copyedit: $0.008/word
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2019, 12:40:02 AM »
Hey all! March is now full and I'm booking for April.


Katie King, freelance editor
Royal Editorial
royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

Click here for my Writer Sanctum vendor thread.
 

Royal Editorial (Katie)

Hello, Writer Sanctum! Long time no see. I've been hard at work with some exciting news. Drumroll please...



Royal Editorial is expanding!



And with a ~fancy website makeover~, too.





I've partnered with my colleague Justin Dill, another experienced, full-time editor, to deliver a wider range of services with increased availability. Click here to learn more about us.

Please direct all new inquiries to royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com. :icon_cool:

Currently booking for May.
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Katie King, freelance editor
Royal Editorial
royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

Click here for my Writer Sanctum vendor thread.
 

Royal Editorial (Katie)

Hey all! Still booking for May. :)


Katie King, freelance editor
Royal Editorial
royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

Click here for my Writer Sanctum vendor thread.
 

Royal Editorial (Katie)

Re: Royal Editorial - FREE Sample Edits - 25% OFF your first booking!
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2019, 04:51:33 AM »
Hey Writer Sanctum! I'm excited to announce Royal Editorial's new promotion: 25% off your first booking with us!

Send an email to royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com and include "Writer Sanctum" in the subject line to claim your new-client discount.

Currently booking for May and beyond.


Katie King, freelance editor
Royal Editorial
royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

Click here for my Writer Sanctum vendor thread.
 

Royal Editorial (Katie)

Hey Writer Sanctum! We've got a new craft blog post live today: Where to Start Your Book.

We still have a little time available at the end of May, and June is filling up nicely. Get in touch at royaleditorialinbox[AT]gmail[DOT]com if you're looking for a quality edit! Don't forget to mention "Writer Sanctum" in your email to claim 25% off your first booking.


Katie King, freelance editor
Royal Editorial
royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

Click here for my Writer Sanctum vendor thread.
 

Royal Editorial (Katie)

Ever considered joining a critique group, but not sure where to start? Have we got a blog post for you!

Critique Groups: Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How


Katie King, freelance editor
Royal Editorial
royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

Click here for my Writer Sanctum vendor thread.
 

Royal Editorial (Katie)

Hey Writer Sanctum! 25% off promotion is still running for your first booking with us.

We have limited space still available in June.


Katie King, freelance editor
Royal Editorial
royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

Click here for my Writer Sanctum vendor thread.
 

Royal Editorial (Katie)

Hey guys! Booking for July. 25% promotion still active for new clients :)


Katie King, freelance editor
Royal Editorial
royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

Click here for my Writer Sanctum vendor thread.
 

Royal Editorial (Katie)

Re: Royal Editorial | ~0.01-0.02 per word | Free sample edits
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2019, 12:33:52 PM »
Bumping! Some availability in July still.


Katie King, freelance editor
Royal Editorial
royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

Click here for my Writer Sanctum vendor thread.
 

Royal Editorial (Katie)

Re: Royal Editorial | ~0.01-0.02 per word | Free sample edits
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2019, 05:33:30 AM »
Bumping with a blog post!

Canada, Eh: A Language Quiz


Katie King, freelance editor
Royal Editorial
royaleditorialinbox[at]gmail[dot]com

Click here for my Writer Sanctum vendor thread.