DartFrog's proofreading service is affordable, fast, and of the highest quality. We comb through completed manuscripts for what we refer to as "surface errors" such as misspellings, typos, repeated words, and incorrect punctuation. This should be the final review of a manuscript once all writing is complete. $.03 per word.
Line edits delve deeper than a proofread, focusing on grammatical issues, sentence construction, syntax, and more. A line edit is recommended when a manuscript has deeper structural issues than a proofread addresses, and should be followed by a proofread to ensure the final version is fully polished. $.06 per word.
DartFrog's developmental editing deals with a story's infrastructure and is best described as book doctoring, because we don't provide notes on how the story should be tweaked, we actually do the rewriting/tweaking for you. This level of editing usually focuses most heavily on improving show-don't-tell, pacing, and character development. A final proofread is included as part of our developmental editing package, once the author approves the final manuscript. $.15 per word.
Ghostwriting is different than our editing services in that there is no existing manuscript to revise. We write the book from scratch, developing the plot line and characters from consultations with the author. DartFrog has a team of several ghostwriters, one of whom is a National Book Award Finalist, but the name of the ghostwriter will not appear on the finished book. All ghostwriting projects also include full publishing services, including cover design by the Senior Art Director at HarperCollins, interior formatting for print and e-book, promotion through social media influencers, Amazon optimization, a video trailer, and more.