Editorial/Publishing services

Editorial/Publishing services

“Alchemy Editing Services went above and beyond the call of duty when I needed editing/proofing work done quickly. Very professional. Immensely helpful. I’d recommend their services to anyone.”

Caroline Callaghan – Publisher

Peter Coleborn is the editor/publisher of the award-winning Alchemy Press (check out the website to see our range of books). The press has won the British Fantasy Society (BFS) Award for Best Small/Independent Press, Best Collection (twice) and has been short-listed over the years in various categories. Peter also won the BFS Special Award for services to the society.

Everything written needs a good editor and often the writer is not the ideal person to do this — they are too close to the work. That is why writers require good editors.

If you aim to self-publish, either via POD or as an eBook, the layout is vital. It’s the difference between something that appears professional or amateurish.

With writer/editor Jan Edwards, we are now offering editorial and publishing services. If you have a story that needs editing for sense and/or copy-editing, or if you have a book that requires formatting for publication (eBook or print) get in touch now to discuss the project.

Rates: this depends on the type of job required and the length of the manuscript. Our standard rates are:

  • Feedback: £20.00 for up to 5000 words then £2.00 per additional 1000 words (or part of)
  • Proofing/copy-editing: starts at £30.00 for up to 5000 words and then £3.00 per additional 1000 words (or part of). The actual fee depends on the amount of work required (contact us beforehand).
  • Layouts of the final manuscript to prepare a print-ready PDF (no editing involved): starts at £30.00 for first 5000 words, £3.00 per additional 1000 words (or part of).

We only deal with electronic manuscripts in Word or PDF format, sent via email. Nopoetry or non-fiction.

Don’t hesitate to ask for clarification, further details or an estimate..