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MNE-AESOP     Oxford, UK

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MNE-AESOP
ALL EDITORIAL SERVICES ONLINE FOR PUBLISHERS & WRITERS
28 Abberbury Road, Iffley, Oxford OX4 4ES, UK
01865 429563   ~   info [at] copyedit.co.uk
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1. contact mne-aesop now 2. editorial services available 3. about mne-aesop 4. notes on services 5. prices and rates
 

Contact MNE-AESOP for editing now

  1. If you have any kind of text that requires editing (or any other editorial service), tell us about it now by completing the contact form below (don't forget to enter your email address!). Alternatively, you can send a detailed specification of your requirements by completing our order form. (This requires no financial commitment on your part, unless you are completely satisfied with the edited sample that we send you and you have then given us the go-ahead to do the work you have requested.)

  2. Let us know, if you can, the complete extent (total number of words) of the text which requires editing (or any other editorial service). If, however, you are sending us the complete text at the same time you don't have to do this - we will do the word count for you.

  3. To send us your text, email the text to info [at] copyedit.co.uk, attaching or inserting your work file to the email in any of the following file formats:

    • Plain text (ASCII)
    • Rich Text Format (RTF)
    • Microsoft Word (for Windows or Mac) PREFERRED
    • PDF (Adobe Acrobat)

    Alternatively, you can:

    • telephone On +44 (0)1865 429563
    • fax us on +44 (0)1865 389589 or
    • post (snail-mail) your text as a disk, manuscript or audiocassette to:

      28 Abberbury Road, Iffley, Oxford OX4 4ES, UK

  4. We'll send you an edited sample with our estimate.


Our editorial role
Please note: MNE-AESOP's role in publishing your text is strictly editorial and not entrepreneurial - in other words, we will help in every way with the editorial content of your text but we do not represent authors as agents. To find out more about this click here.
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Editorial reporting
Editorial research
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Ghostwriting
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Indexing
Novelisation
Proofreading
Retyping
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editorial services available

  • Americanization of texts
  • Anglicization of texts
  • bibliographical research and checking
  • bibliographical validation
  • bibliographical editing
  • blurbs (book jacket copy creation)
  • caption writing
  • CD preparation
  • compilation
  • copyediting
  • copywriting
  • CRC (camera-ready copy) checking
  • CRC (camera-ready copy) production
  • cross-references, checking
  • data verification (fact-checking)
  • editing on disk (screen editing)
  • editorial advice and consultancy
  • fact-checking
  • fiction-writing based on commissions
  • ghostwriting
  • glossaries, checking
  • glossaries, creating
  • html coding and conversion
  • illustration caption writing
  • indexing and index repagination
  • keyboarding
  • letterheads
  • metrication of measurements
  • non-fiction-writing based on commissions
  • novelization
  • permissions acquisition
  • promotional material: catalogue/jacket copy/press releases etc.
  • proofreading and collation of proofs
  • reports
  • research
  • retyping
  • reviews
  • rewriting
  • scanning
  • screenshots
  • structural editing
  • synopses
  • tagging and coding
  • text creation, writing
  • thesis and dissertation editing
  • typesetting
  • web creation and design
  • writing texts
  • about mne-aesop

    Martin Noble Editorial has been providing editorial services, originally for UK book publishers, since the 1970s. In 1996, in order to work directly with authors internationalIy AESOP (All Editorial Services Online for Publishers & Writers) was launched as an online facility to enable writers and publishers of any kind of text designed for electronic or paper-based publication in the English language to take advantage of the editorial services offered by Martin Noble Editorial, Oxford, UK via the Internet at www.copyedit.co.uk.

    MNE-AESOP now works for authors and publishers globally.

    MNE-AESOP has provided editorial services for a very broad range of publishers - from academic (including Wiley-Blackwell, Longman, Macmillan, Oxford University Press etc.) to educational, business, technical, reference and general books, fiction and non-fiction. See Clients list.

    • In copy-editing AESOP works to fast deadlines or in depth on manuscripts that require a large amount of structural revision,

    • rewriting and creative editing.
    • AESOP offers a fast, accurate proof-reading service and is always willing to proofread, copy-edit or screen-edit at the premises of publishers, authors or typesetters.

    • AESOP undertakes all types of indexes. In some cases a same-day service, by fax or email, can be offered. MNE-AESOP is experienced in producing complex, thematic indexes.

    • AESOP is skilled in screen editing, tagging, html-coding and website creation and design, and the production of camera-ready copy (CRC) in a variety of formats.

    • AESOP has worked editorially on a very wide range of subject areas and publishing fields, including: alternative health; biography and memoirs; business and management; educational; fiction; film and media studies; humanities (economics, history, literature, politics, sociology); music; New Age (e.g. mind, body, spirit, esoteric, occult); reference; travel, arts and crafts, and leisure. For details of all subject areas covered, see Subjects.

    • AESOP is highly exerienced in the editing of academic books and also in thesis/dissertation editing, printing and binding, working directly either for graduate/undergraduate students or for the university department to which they are affiliated. In the case of foreign students, for whom English is not their first language, AESOP is skilled in clarifying the problems in their English expression, while avoiding alteration of the academic content of students' essays, dissertations and theses in any way that could be considered to give such students an unfair advantage academically.

    • AESOP is experienced in working on illustrated books and am familiar with all stages of production requiring special attention from keying in illustrations and captions to checking CRC. We produce editorial reports, catalogue and jacket copy, and undertake editorial research. For details of all editorial services provided, see list of services and MNE-AESOP's services directory.

    • AESOP's editorial rates are very reasonable and competitive. We are always willing to negotiate a price that takes into account publishers' sometimes tight budgets and, in cases where we have worked directly for authors, including the editing of dissertations and theses for academics, the financial restrictions under which writers may have to work.


    who are mne-aesop?

    Martin Noble

    A highly experienced freelance editor, writer, proofreader, indexer, researcher and website designer, with over thirty years' experience in British book publishing. I live in Oxford, UK, and have worked as an editor for around 400 clients, including book and magazine publishers, companies, government organizations, and individual writers since 1967. After graduating from Cambridge with an Honours degree in English (1967), I was a commissioning editor for London general publishers in the 1970s (Granada, New English Library) and went freelance in 1979 as Martin Noble Editorial (MNE). In 1992 I moved from London to Oxford where I have continued to provide editorial services and to work as a writer.

    fiction by Martin Noble

    As a fiction writer, I have had twelve novelizations (film and TV tie-ins) published by New English Library and Star, including: Private Schulz Bullshot Bloodbath at the House of Death Automan Who Framed Roger Rabbit One Magic Christmas Ruthless People Tin Men In 1996 my first novel, Trance Mission, was published by Henderson. As a writer-researcher of non-fiction subjects, I have been a major contributor to The Encyclopaedia of World Facts (Foundry), The Encyclopaedia of Singles (Foundry) and The Reader's Companion to the Twentieth Century Novel (Helicon), general editor of The Internet: An Illustrated Guide (Foundry); other published work includes biographies on Leonardo DiCaprio (Henderson) and Ewan McGregor (Henderson). See also: Published work and AESOP Productions

    notes on services

  • Abridgement, cutting of texts: rate per hour and average estimated fees include abridgement (cutting of text to length specified by client or decided by MNE) and the copy-editing of abridged text either to a style specified by the client's style sheet or to be imposed by MNE.
    View prices and rates for abridgement

  • Americanization of texts: rate per hour and average estimated fees include Americanization (including general style, vocabulary, punctuation etc., either as specified by client in style sheet or using Webster's Dictionary) and the copy-editing of Americanized text either to a style specified by the client's style sheet or to be imposed by MNE.
    View prices and rates for Americanization

  • Anglicization of texts: rate per hour and average estimated fees include Anglicization (including general style, vocabulary, punctuation etc., either as specified 7py-editing of Anglicized text either to a style specified by the client's style sheet or to be imposed by MNE.
    View prices and rates for Anglicization

  • Bibliographical research: rate per hour and price per page include bibliographical research to provide complete bibliographical reference in cases where only a partial reference has been provided (e.g. author and title but no publisher or year of publication); alternatively MNE will provide a selected bibliography for any given subject (assuming that bibliographical sources exist) either following a brief from the client or at MNE's discretion; the above rate and price includes editing the bibliography to a consistent style either as specified by client's stylesheet or to be imposed by MNE; flat fee per item refers to each bibliographical entry.
    View prices and rates for bibliographical research

  • Bibliographical validation: rate per hour and price per page include checking and validating bibliographical references provided by author to ensure accuracy of bibliographical sources and also checking that references in text are consistent with them; the above rate and price includes editing the bibliography to a consistent style either as specified by the client's style sheet or to be imposed by MNE; flat fee per item refers to each bibliographical entry.
    View prices and rates for bibliographical validation

  • Bibliographical editing: rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography and editing bibliography to a consistent style either as specified by the client's style sheet or to be imposed by MNE.
    View prices and rates for bibliographical editing

  • Caption-writing: rate per hour and average estimated fees for writing picture captions and other types of captions; the creation of captions follows client's requirements or is at MNE's discretion.
    View prices and rates for caption writing

  • CD preparation: rate per hour and average estimated fees for preparing all files for burning to CD, including editing text files, organising folders and, if desired, creating html or PDF versions of the file collection so that they can be accessed via Internet browser or Adobe Acrobat reader; designing and writing all html for this process; designing and creating appropriate CD labels and jewel cases; preparation of CDs follows client's requirements or is at MNE's discretion.
    View prices and rates for CD preparation

  • Compilation: rate per hour and average estimated fees for planning and compiling book contents, including subject selection, determining themes and levels of writing, deciding on number of words to be allocated for each section and checking at a later stage that commissioned contents conform to the original brief; compilation follows client's requirements or is at MNE's discretion.
    View prices and rates for compilation

  • Copy-editing 1: the simplest, most straightforward category of copy-editing; this level assumes that the text has been very well presented by the client and requires only a basic copy-edit to check for accuracy of spelling, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees assume that references in text are consistent with bibliography and bibliography has already been presented in a more or less consistent style; copy-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for copy-editing 1

  • Copy-editing 2: second level of copy-editing: this level assumes that the text has been generally well presented by the client but may require a certain amount of work to establish accuracy of spelling, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees assume that references in text are consistent with bibliography and bibliography has already been presented in a more or less consistent style; copy-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for copy-editing 2

  • Copy-editing 3: third level of copy-editing: this level assumes that the text has been averagely presented by the client and requires a certain amount of work to establish accuracy of spelling, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography and editing bibliography to a consistent style; copy-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for copy-editing 3

  • Copy-editing 4: fourth level of copy-editing: this level assumes that the text has been averagely presented by the client but that the general standard of English may be unsatisfactory and that a certain amount of work is required to establish clarity of expression, as well as accuracy of spelling, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography and editing bibliography to a consistent style; copy-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for copy-editing 4

  • Copy-editing 5: fifth level of copy-editing: this level assumes that the text has been averagely presented by the client but that the general standard of English may be unsatisfactory and that substantial work is required to establish clarity of expression, as well as accuracy of spelling, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography and editing bibliography to a consistent style; copy-editing follows either client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for copy-editing 5

  • Copy-editing 6: sixth level of copy-editing: this level assumes that the text has been poorly presented by the client and that the general standard of English may be unsatisfactory and that substantial work is required to establish clarity of expression, as well as accuracy of spelling, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography and editing bibliography to a consistent style; copy-editing follows either client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for copy-editing 6

  • Copy-editing 7: seventh level of copy-editing: this level assumes that the text has been poorly presented by the client and that the general standard of English may be unsatisfactory and that considerable work is required to establish clarity of expression, as well as accuracy of spelling, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography and editing bibliography to a consistent style; copy-editing follows either client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for copy-editing 7

  • Copy-editing 8: eighth level of copy-editing: this level assumes that the text has been very badly presented by the client and that the general standard of English may be very unsatisfactory and that an extreme amount of work is required to establish clarity of expression, as well as accuracy of spelling, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography and editing bibliography to a consistent style; copy-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for copy-editing 8

  • Copywriting: all types of copywriting are undertaken; minimum fee: 50.00 for a single item; style follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for copywriting

  • CRC (camera ready copy) checking: this is essentially a second proofread that assumes that all or most literals have been spotted on the first proofread; it includes cutting lines or filling to fit the margin width and depth; checking that all headings, page numbers and crosas references are correct; and that all figures, tables and notes are correctly positioned; proofreading follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for CRC (camera ready copy) checking

  • CRC (camera ready copy) production: MNE will create camera-ready copy from either paper or electronic text sources; proofreading (and editing, if necessary) follow client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for CRC (camera ready copy) production

  • Cross references, checking/paginating: either chedcking all that cross references are correctly paginated and follow a consistent style or inserting page numbers for cross references; style follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices/rates for checking/paginating cross references

  • Data verification (fact-checking): all information will be checked by MNE using various bibliographical and online sources; style follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for data verification (fact-checking)

  • Editing on disk (screen editing) 1: the simplest, most straightforward category of screen-editing; this level assumes that the text has been very well presented by the client and requires only a basic screen-edit to check for accuracy of spelling, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees assume that references in text are consistent with bibliography and bibliography has already been presented in a more or less consistent style; screen-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for editing on disk (screen editing) 1

  • Editing on disk (screen editing) 2: second level of screen-editing: this level assumes that the text has been generally well presented by the client but may require a certain amount of work to establish accuracy of spelling, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees assume that references in text are consistent with bibliography and bibliography has already been presented in a more or less consistent style; screen-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for editing on disk (screen editing) 2

  • Editing on disk (screen editing) 3: third level of screen-editing: this level assumes that the text has been averagely presented by the client and requires a certain amount of work to establish accuracy of spelling, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography and editing bibliography to a consistent style; screen-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for editing on disk (screen editing) 3

  • Editing on disk (screen editing) 4: fourth level of screen-editing: this level assumes that the text has been averagely presented by the client but that the general standard of English requires a certain amount of work to establish clarity of expression, as well as accuracy of spelling, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography and editing bibliography to a consistent style; screen-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for editing on disk (screen editing) 4

  • Editing on disk (screen editing) 5: fifth level of screen-editing: this level assumes that the text has been averagely presented by the client but that the general standard of English requires substantial work to establish clarity of expression, as well as accuracy of spelling, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography and editing bibliography to a consistent style; screen-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for editing on disk (screen editing) 5

  • Editing on disk (screen editing) 6: sixth level of screen-editing: this level assumes that the text has been poorly presented by the client and that the general standard of English requires substantial work to establish clarity of expression, as well as accuracy of spelling, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography and editing bibliography to a consistent style; screen-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for editing on disk (screen editing) 6

  • Editing on disk (screen editing) 7: seventh level of screen-editing: this level assumes that the text has been poorly presented by the client and that the general standard of English requires considerable work to establish clarity of expression, as well as accuracy of spelling, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography and editing bibliography to a consistent style; screen-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for editing on disk (screen editing) 7

  • Editing on disk (screen editing) 8: eighth level of screen-editing: this level assumes that the text has been very badly presented by the client and that the general standard of English requires an extreme amount of work to establish clarity of expression, as well as accuracy of spelling, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography and editing bibliography to a consistent style; screen-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for editing on disk (screen editing) 8

  • Editorial advice and consultancy: MNE will provide an editorial report either addressing specific concerns of the client regarding a text or following a standard agenda of editorial issues, i.e. (a) short description of text and probable market; (b) synopsis; (c) style; (d) overall standard of presentation; (e) structural problems and issues; (f) suitability of style/presentation for probable market; (g) other comments. Minimum fee for editorial advice: 50.00.
    View prices and rates for editorial advice and consultancy

  • Fact checking (validation): all information will be checked by MNE using various bibliographical and online sources; style follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for fact checking (validation)

  • Fiction-writing: MNE will provide commissioned works of fiction (short stories or full-length novels) following brief by client; prices are negotiable and depend on the scale of the project (i.e. prices listed here are given as a very rough guide); terms are generally one-third (33%) of overall fee on approval of sample; one-third (33%) on delivery and acceptance of first half of text; one-third (34%) on delivery and acceptance of second half of text; style follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for fiction-writing

  • Ghostwriting: MNE will ghostwrite short or full-length works of fiction or non-fiction to outlines or drafts provided by client; prices are negotiable and depend on the scale of the project (i.e. prices listed here are given as a very rough guide); terms are generally one-third (33%) of overall fee on approval of sample; one-third (33%) on delivery and acceptance of first half of text; one-third (34%) on delivery and acceptance of second half of text; style follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for ghostwriting

  • Glossaries, checking: definitions and descriptions given in glossaries checked for accuracy and to ensure that key words are highlighted in text on first mention; copy-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for glossaries, checking

  • Glossaries, creating: selection of key words for glossary will be provided either from client's brief or by MNE who will also supply definitions; key words are highlighted in text on first mention; copy-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for glossaries, creating

  • HTML coding and conversion: paper and electronic texts are converted to HTML by MNE; design and format follow those of the original or may be revamped either from client's brief or at MNE's discretion; copy-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for HTML coding and conversion

  • Illustration caption writing: suitable captions will be provided by MNE from client's brief or at MNE's discretion; the aim will be to complement the text as far as possible and not to duplicate textual information; copy-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for illustration caption writing

  • Indexing and index repagination 1: the first and simplest level of indexing; the lowest prices and rates are based on the assumption that there will be: (a) relatively few key words requiring indexing per page; and/or (b) that the text is well organized and includes headings that are easily indexable with little modification; and/or a simple index of proper names rather than a thematic index is required. Similar conditions apply to repaginating an existing index (e.g. from a previous edition).
    View prices and rates for indexing and index repagination 1

  • Indexing and index repagination 2: the second level of indexing; the lower prices and rates are based on the assumption that there will be: (a) relatively few key words requiring indexing per page; and/or (b) that the text is well organized and includes headings that are easily indexable with little modification; and/or a simple index of proper names rather than a thematic index is required. Similar conditions apply to repaginating an existing index (e.g. from a previous edition).
    View prices and rates for indexing and index repagination 2

  • Indexing and index repagination 3: the third level of indexing; prices and rates are based on the assumption that there will be: (a) slightly lower than average number of key words requiring indexing per page; and/or (b) that the text includes an average number of indexable headings, although these may require a certain amount of modification; and that either proper names or themes or both are required. Similar conditions apply to repaginating an existing index (e.g. from a previous edition).
    View prices and rates for indexing and index repagination 3

  • Indexing and index repagination 4: the fourth level of indexing; prices and rates are based on the assumption that there will be: (a) an average number of key words requiring indexing per page; and/or (b) that the text includes an average number of indexable headings, although these may require a certain amount of modification; and that either proper names or themes or both are required. Similar conditions apply to repaginating an existing index (e.g. from a previous edition).
    View prices and rates for indexing and index repagination 4

  • Indexing and index repagination 5: the fifth level of indexing; prices and rates are based on the assumption that there will be: (a) a slighly higher than average number of key words requiring indexing per page; and/or (b) that, although the text may include indexable headings, these will require modification and supplementing with thematic entries extrapolated from the text; and that a substantial number of proper names or themes or both are required. Similar conditions apply to repaginating an existing index (e.g. from a previous edition).
    View prices and rates for indexing and index repagination 5

  • Indexing and index repagination 6: the sixth level of indexing; prices and rates are based on the assumption that there will be: (a) a higher than average number of key words requiring indexing per page; and/or (b) that, although the text may include indexable headings, these will require modification and supplementing with a substantial number of thematic entries extrapolated from the text; and that a considerable number of proper names or themes or both are required. Similar conditions apply to repaginating an existing index (e.g. from a previous edition).
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  • Indexing and index repagination 7: the seventh level of indexing; prices and rates are based on the assumption that there will be: (a) a large number of key words requiring indexing per page; and/or (b) that, although the text may include indexable headings, these will require modification and supplementing with a substantial number of thematic entries extrapolated from the text to produce a complex thematic index. Similar conditions apply to repaginating an existing index (e.g. from a previous edition).
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  • Indexing and index repagination 8: the eighth and most complex level of indexing; prices and rates are based on the assumption that there will be: (a) a very large number of key words requiring indexing per page; and/or (b) that, although the text may include indexable headings, these will require modification and supplementing with a large number of thematic entries extrapolated from the text to produce a very complex thematic index. Similar conditions apply to repaginating an existing index (e.g. from a previous edition).
    View prices and rates for indexing and index repagination 8

  • Keyboarding: keyboarding services are offered at 50 pence ($0.75) per thousand characters with fast turnaround to meet your deadlines.
    View prices and rates for keyboarding
    See also Retyping

  • Letterheads: MNE will design and create business and personal letterheads customised to your individual requirements. The prices above apply as follows: cost per hour of designing and creating letterhead: 15.00; average cost for creating a single letterhead based on 3 hours' work: 45.00; cost per page for printing letterhead: 10p (total cost = 45.10); cost for 100 pages: 10.00 (total cost = 55.00); cost for 200 pages: 18.00 (total cost = 63.00); cost for 300 pages (total cost = 69.00).
    View prices and rates for letterheads

  • Metrication: conversion of Imperial measurements to metric and vice versa; style follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for metrication

  • Non-fiction-writing: MNE will write short or full-length works of non-fiction to outlines or drafts provided by client; prices are negotiable and depend on the scale of the project (i.e. prices listed here are given as a very rough guide); terms are generally one-third (33%) of overall fee on approval of sample; one-third (33%) on delivery and acceptance of first half of text; one-third (34%) on delivery and acceptance of second half of text; style follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for non-fiction-writing

  • Novelization: MNE will adapt scripts/screenplays for film, TV or stage into short or full-length works of fiction or non-fiction; prices are negotiable and depend on the scale of the project (i.e. prices listed here are given as a very rough guide); terms are generally one-third (33%) of overall fee on approval of sample; one-third (33%) on delivery and acceptance of first half of text; one-third (34%) on delivery and acceptance of second half of text; style follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for novelization

  • Permissions acquisition: following handover of (a) material that has been quoted from published sources and for which permission to publish is required and (b) a brief on all rights/territories for which permission is to be sought, MNE will (i) create a database of permissions data; (ii) research and update list of copyright holders; (iii) initiate and follow up correspondence with copyright holders; and (iv) regularly submit updated versions of the database to the client until all permissions have been obtained. All invoices and statements from copyright holders will be sent to the client. Broad agreement should be reached between MNE and the client on acceptable permissions fees but MNE will consult with the client in cases where permissions fees quoted by copyright holders appear to be excessive.
    View prices and rates for permissions acquisition

  • Promotional material: writing catalogue copy: MNE will (a) prepare draft catalogue copy either from a synopsis, draft or finished text; (b) submit this to the client and then provide a final version after any feedback from the client; (c) prepare standard catalogue information (e.g. format, number of pages/illustrations, retail price, ISBN etc.) in a consistent style in the case of multiple titles requiring catalogue copy; the minimum fee is 35.00 for a single title; copy-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
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  • Promotional material: writing jacket copy (blurbs): MNE will (a) prepare draft jacket copy (blurb) and/or author biography for inclusion in book jacket either from a synopsis, draft or finished text; (b) submit this to the client and then provide a final version after any feedback from the client; (c) prepare standard book jacket information (e.g. format, number of pages/illustrations, retail price, ISBN etc.) in a consistent style in the case of multiple titles requiring jacket copy; the minimum fee is 50.00 for a single title; copy-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
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  • Promotional material: writing press releases:MNE will (a) prepare draft press release either from a brief, notes, synopsis, draft or finished text; (b) submit this to the client and then provide a final version after any feedback from the client; the minimum fee is 50.00 for a single press release; copy-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
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  • Proofreading 1: the simplest, most straightforward category of proofreading; this level assumes that the proofs have been very well presented both by the client and typesetter and require only checking for literals, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees assume that references in text are consistent with bibliography and bibliography has already been presented in a more or less consistent style; style follows client's style sheet or, in the absence of the latter and where there are minor inconsistencies, the 'majority rule' applies (i.e. style variations that occur in the majority of cases are applied in cases of inconsistency). Where this may require a large amount of rekeying by the typesetter and therefore affect the overall costs, MNE will query the inconsistency.
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  • Proofreading 2: second level of proofreading; this level assumes that the proofs have been generally well presented by the client and typesetter but may still require a certain amount of work in establishing accuracy apart from checking literals, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees assume that references in text are consistent with bibliography and bibliography has already been presented in a more or less consistent style; style follows client's style sheet or, in the absence of the latter and where there are minor inconsistencies, the 'majority rule' applies (i.e. style variations that occur in the majority of cases are applied in cases of inconsistency). Where this may require a large amount of rekeying by the typesetter and therefore affect the overall costs, MNE will query the inconsistency.
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  • Proofreading 3: third level of proofreading; this level assumes that the proofs have been averagely presented by the client and/or typesetter and may still require a certain amount of work to establish accuracy apart from checking literals, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography, checking that bibliography is in a consistent style; checking that all cross references are present and correct and, if necessary, inserting page numbers for cross references or repaginating them; style follows client's style sheet or, in the absence of the latter and where there are minor inconsistencies, the 'majority rule' applies (i.e. style variations that occur in the majority of cases are applied in cases of inconsistency). Where this may require a large amount of rekeying by the typesetter and therefore affect the overall costs, MNE will query the inconsistency.
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  • Proofreading 4: fourth level of proofreading; this level assumes that the proofs have been averagely presented by the client and/or typesetter and that the general standard of English may still be unsatisfactory and require a certain amount of work to establish clarity of expression and accuracy, apart from checking literals, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography, checking that bibliography is in a consistent style; checking that all cross references are present and correct and, if necessary, inserting page numbers for cross references or repaginating them; style follows client's style sheet or, in the absence of the latter and where there are minor inconsistencies, the 'majority rule' applies (i.e. style variations that occur in the majority of cases are applied in cases of inconsistency). Where these and any other corrections may require a large amount of rekeying by the typesetter and therefore affect the overall costs, MNE will query the correction.
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  • Proofreading/collation 5: fifth level of proofreading; this level assumes that the proofs have been averagely presented by the client and/or typesetter and that the general standard of English may still be unsatisfactory and require substantial work to establish clarity of expression and accuracy, apart from checking literals, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography, checking that bibliography is in a consistent style; checking that all cross references are present and correct; if necessary, inserting page numbers for cross references or repaginating them; and, if necessary, collating two or more sets of corrected proofs into the master set (e.g. corrections from one or more authors as well as from an expert reader); style follows client's style sheet or, in the absence of the latter and where there are minor inconsistencies, the 'majority rule' applies (i.e. style variations that occur in the majority of cases are applied in cases of inconsistency). Where these and any other corrections may require a large amount of rekeying by the typesetter and therefore affect the overall costs, MNE will query the correction.
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  • Proofreading/collation 6: sixth level of proofreading; this level assumes that the proofs have been poorly presented by the client and/or typesetter and that the general standard of English may still be unsatisfactory and require substantial work to establish clarity of expression and accuracy, apart from checking literals, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography, checking that bibliography is in a consistent style; checking that all cross references are present and correct; if necessary, inserting page numbers for cross references or repaginating them; and, if necessary, collating two or more sets of corrected proofs into the master set (e.g. corrections from one or more authors as well as from an expert reader); style follows client's style sheet or, in the absence of the latter and where there are minor inconsistencies, the 'majority rule' applies (i.e. style variations that occur in the majority of cases are applied in cases of inconsistency). Where these and any other corrections may require a large amount of rekeying by the typesetter and therefore affect the overall costs, MNE will query the correction.
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  • Proofreading/collation 7: seventh level of proofreading; this level assumes that the proofs have been poorly presented by the client and/or typesetter and that the general standard of English may still be unsatisfactory and require considerable work to establish clarity of expression and accuracy, apart from checking literals, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography, checking that bibliography is in a consistent style; checking that all cross references are present and correct; if necessary, inserting page numbers for cross references or repaginating them; and, if necessary, collating two or more sets of corrected proofs into the master set (e.g. corrections from one or more authors as well as from an expert reader); style follows client's style sheet or, in the absence of the latter and where there are minor inconsistencies, the 'majority rule' applies (i.e. style variations that occur in the majority of cases are applied in cases of inconsistency). Where these and any other corrections may require a large amount of rekeying by the typesetter and therefore affect the overall costs, MNE will query the correction.
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  • Proofreading/collation 8: eighth level of proofreading; this level assumes that the proofs have been very badly presented by the client and/or typesetter and that the general standard of English may still be very unsatisfactory and require an extreme amount of work to establish clarity of expression and accuracy, apart from checking literals, consistency in style and headings etc.; rate per hour and average estimated fees include checking that references in text are consistent with bibliography, checking that bibliography is in a consistent style; checking that all cross references are present and correct; if necessary, inserting page numbers for cross references or repaginating them; and, if necessary, collating two or more sets of corrected proofs into the master set (e.g. corrections from one or more authors as well as from an expert reader); style follows client's style sheet or, in the absence of the latter and where there are minor inconsistencies, the 'majority rule' applies (i.e. style variations that occur in the majority of cases are applied in cases of inconsistency). Where these and any other corrections may require a large amount of rekeying by the typesetter and therefore affect the overall costs, MNE will query the correction.
    View prices and rates for proofreading 8

  • Reports: MNE will provide an editorial/reader's report either addressing specific concerns of the client regarding a text or following a standard agenda of editorial issues, i.e. (a) short description of text and probable market; (b) synopsis; (c) style; (d) overall standard of presentation; (e) structural problems and issues; (f) suitability of style/presentation for probable market; (g) other comments. Minimum fee for editorial/reader's report: 50.00.
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  • Research: MNE will undertake research on subjects related to the contents of a book project; information will be obtained by MNE using various bibliographical and online sources; style follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
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  • Retyping: MNE will retype texts either from handwritten manuscripts or poorly presented or illegible printouts; typing follows either client's specifications regarding format, font/size, line spacing etc. or MNE's specification (i.e. A4 format, 12 pt Times Roman, double spaced for main text, 14 pt or larger for headings, depending on level, 11 pt Times Roman, single spaced for extracts etc.
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    See also Keyboarding

  • Reviews: MNE will provide reviews of books, articles and other texts either addressing specific concerns of the client regarding a text or following a standard agenda of issues, i.e. (a) short description of text and market; (b) synopsis; (c) style; (d) overall standard of presentation; (e) structural problems and issues; (f) suitability of style/presentation for market; (g) other comments. Minimum fee for review: 50.00.
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  • Rewriting: the prices and rates quoted for rewriting are based on the assumption that in other respects (e.g. general level of presentation and copy-editing requirements) the text is in an average condition (see level 4 and level 5 in copy-editing explanatory notes). In general the overall price for rewriting a text is negotiable as it depends so much on the amount of work required, especially if the author is a non-English speaker; copy-editing follows either client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
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  • Scanning: MNE will scan text or images according to the client's requirements. If possible, and desired, OCR (optical character recognition) will be applied
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  • Screenshots: MNE will produce screenshots and screenshot-related captions for publications relating to PCs and the Internet.
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  • Structural editing: the prices and rates quoted for structural editing are based on the assumption that in other respects (e.g. general level of presentation and copy-editing requirements) the text is in an average condition (see level 4 and level 5 in copy-editing explanatory notes). In general the overall price for structural editing of a text is negotiable as it depends so much on the amount of work required; copy-editing follows either client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
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  • Synopses: MNE provide synopses of full length works (fiction and non-fiction) as well as of short texts (articles, short stories, etc.).
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  • Tagging: paper and electronic texts are converted to plain text (ASCII) and tagged according to client's pre-defined list; MNE will provide definitions of all tags not included in pre-defined list; copy-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
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  • Text creation, writing: MNE will write short or full-length works of fiction or non-fiction to outlines or drafts provided by client; prices are negotiable and depend on the scale of the project (i.e. prices listed here are given as a very rough guide); terms are generally one-third (33%) of overall fee on approval of sample; one-third (33%) on delivery and acceptance of first half of text; one-third (34%) on delivery and acceptance of second half of text; style follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
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  • Thesis/dissertation editing: the prices and rates quoted for thesis or dissertation editing are based on the assumption that, in regard to the general level of presentation and copy-editing requirements, the text is in an average condition (see level 4 and level 5 in copy-editing explanatory notes). In general the overall price for thesis or dissertation editing is negotiable as it depends so much on the amount of work required; as a rough guide, the minimum charge for an 8,000-word essay will be in the region of 200; copy-editing follows either client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
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  • Typesetting: MNE will typeset from either paper or electronic text sources; proofreading (and editing, if necessary) follow client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
    View prices and rates for typesetting

  • Web page creation and design: Web pages are created and websites designed according to client's requirements. In the case of paper and electronic texts converted to HTML by MNE, design and format will follow those of the original or may be revamped either from client's brief or at MNE's discretion; copy-editing follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
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  • Writing: MNE will write short or full-length works of fiction or non-fiction to outlines or drafts provided by client; prices are negotiable and depend on the scale of the project (i.e. prices listed here are given as a very rough guide); terms are generally one-third (33%) of overall fee on approval of sample; one-third (33%) on delivery and acceptance of first half of text; one-third (34%) on delivery and acceptance of second half of text; style follows client's style sheet or MNE's style rules.
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    prices and rates

    The following table of prices and rates is an approximate guide. All prices and rates are generally negotiable with publishers, authors and other clients. Click on name of each editorial service for explanatory note.

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    Editorial service Hourly Per Per 1000     Flat fee              rate page* words Per Per Per Per 100pp 200pp 300pp Item
    
     1 Abridgement, 
       cutting of texts      16.00  3.20  17.00  200.00  360.00  500.00  n/a
    
     2 Americanization       15.00  3.00  15.00  300.00  600.00  900.00  n/a
    
     3 Anglicization         15.00  3.00  15.00  300.00  600.00  900.00  n/a
    
     4 Bibliographical
       research              17.50  3.50  20.00  350.00  700.00 1050.00 2.00
    
     5 Bibliographical 
       validation            15.00  3.00  15.00  300.00  600.00  900.00 1.75
    
     6 Bibliographical 
       editing               15.00  3.00  15.00  300.00  600.00  900.00 1.50
    
     7 Caption writing       17.50  3.50  20.00  350.00  700.00 1050.00  n/a
    
     8 CD preparation        20.00  n/a    n/a     n/a     n/a    n/a    n/a
    
     9 Compilation           20.00  4.00  20.00  400.00  800.00 1200.00  n/a
    
    10 Copy-editing 1        14.00  2.80  13.00  280.00  560.00  840.00  n/a
    
    11 Copy-editing 2        14.50  2.90  14.00  290.00  580.00  870.00  n/a
    
    12 Copy-editing 3        15.00  3.00  15.00  300.00  600.00  900.00  n/a
    
    13 Copy-editing 4        15.50  3.10  16.00  310.00  620.00  930.00  n/a
    
    12 Copy-editing 5        16.00  3.20  17.00  320.00  640.00  960.00  n/a
    
    13 Copy-editing 6        16.50  3.30  18.00  330.00  660.00  990.00  n/a
    
    14 Copy-editing 7        17.00  3.40  19.00  340.00  680.00 1020.00  n/a
    
    15 Copy-editing 8        17.50  3.50  20.00  350.00  700.00 1050.00  n/a
    
    16 Copywriting           17.50 50.00 250.00    n/a     n/a     n/a 50.00
    
    17 CRC (camera ready 
       copy), checking       12.00  1.60   4.80  160.000 290.00  400.00  n/a
    
    18 CRC (camera ready 
       copy), production     20.00  4.00  20.00  400.000 800.00 1200.00  n/a
    
    19 Cross-references,
       checking/paginating   12.00  1.00   3.00  100.00  290.00  250.00  n/a
    
    20 Data verification 
       (fact-checking)       15.00  3.00  15.00  300.00  600.00  900.00  n/a
    
    21 Editing on disk 1     14.00  2.80  13.00  280.00  560.00  840.00  n/a
    
    22 Editing on disk 2     14.50  2.90  14.00  290.00  580.00  870.00  n/a
    
    23 Editing on disk 3     15.00  3.00  15.00  300.00  600.00  900.00  n/a
    
    24 Editing on disk 4     15.50  3.10  16.00  310.00  620.00  930.00  n/a
    
    25 Editing on disk 5     16.00  3.20  17.00  320.00  640.00  960.00  n/a
    
    26 Editing on disk 6     16.50  3.30  18.00  330.00  660.00  990.00  n/a
    
    27 Editing on disk 7     17.00  3.40  19.00  340.00  680.00 1020.00  n/a
    
    28 Editing on disk 8     17.50  3.50  20.00  350.00  700.00 1050.00  n/a
    
    29 Editorial advice 
       and consultancy       15.00  3.00  15.00  300.00  600.00  900.00  n/a
    
    30 Fact checking 
       (validation)          15.00  3.00  15.00  300.00  600.00  900.00  n/a
    
    31 Fiction-writing       25.00 15.00  75.00 1500.00 3000.00 4500.00  n/a
    
    32 Ghostwriting          22.50 13.25  65.00 1325.00 2650.00 4000.00  n/a
    
    33 Glossaries, checking  15.00  3.00  15.00  300.00  600.00  900.00 1.75
    
    34 Glossaries, creating  17.50  3.50  20.00  350.00  700.00 1050.00 2.00
    
    35 HTML coding 
       and conversion        15.00  3.00  15.00  300.00  600.00  900.00  n/a
    
    36 Illustration caption 
       writing               17.50  3.50  20.00  350.00  700.00 1050.00  n/a
    
    37 Indexing 1            14.00  2.80  13.00  280.00  560.00  840.00  n/a
    
    38 Indexing 2            14.50  2.90  14.00  290.00  580.00  870.00  n/a
    
    39 Indexing 3            15.00  3.00  15.00  300.00  600.00  900.00  n/a
    
    40 Indexing 4            15.50  3.10  16.00  310.00  620.00  930.00  n/a
    
    41 Indexing 5            16.00  3.20  17.00  320.00  640.00  960.00  n/a
    
    42 Indexing 6            16.50  3.30  18.00  330.00  660.00  990.00  n/a
    
    43 Indexing 7            17.00  3.40  19.00  340.00  680.00 1020.00  n/a
    
    44 Indexing 8            17.50  3.50  20.00  350.00  700.00 1050.00  n/a
    
    45 Keyboarding           1.00 ($1.50) per 1000 characters   n/a     n/a
    
    46 Letterheads           50.00  50.00  n/a   n/a     n/a     n/a   50.00
    
    47 Metrication           15.00  3.00  15.00  300.00  600.00  900.00 0.15
    
    48 Non-fiction-writing   25.00 15.00  75.00 1500.00 3000.00 4500.00  n/a
    
    49 Novelization          20.00 12.50  62.50 1250.00 2250.00 3125.00  n/a
    
    50 Permissions 
       acquisition           20.00  n/a    n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a  10.00
    
    51 Promotional material: 
       catalogue copy        15.00  3.00  15.00  300.00  600.00  900.00  35.00
    
    52 Promotional material:
       jacket copy           17.50 35.00 150.00    n/a     n/a     n/a 50.00
    
    53 Promotional material:
       press releases        17.50 35.00 100.00    n/a     n/a     n/a 50.00
    
    54 Proofreading 1        10.00  0.90   2.70   90.00  162.00  225.00  n/a
    
    55 Proofreading 2        10.50  1.00   3.00  100.00  180.00  250.00  n/a
    
    56 Proofreading 3        11.00  1.10   3.30  110.00  198.00  275.00  n/a
    
    57 Proofreading 4        11.50  1.20   3.60  120.00  216.00  300.00  n/a
    
    58 Proofreading 5        12.00  1.30   3.90  130.00  234.00  325.00  n/a
    
    59 Proofreading 6        12.50  1.40   4.20  140.00  252.00  350.00  n/a
    
    60 Proofreading 7        13.00  1.50   4.50  150.00  270.00  375.00  n/a
    
    61 Proofreading 8        13.50  1.60   4.80  160.00  288.00  400.00  n/a
    
    62 Reports               15.00 50.00   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a 50.00
    
    63 Research              17.50  3.50  20.00  350.00  700.00 1050.00 2.00
    
    64 Retyping              16.00  3.20  17.00  320.00  640.00  960.00  n/a
    
    65 Reviews               14.00 50.00   n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a 50.00
    
    66 Rewriting             17.50  3.50  20.00  350.00  700.00 1050.00  n/a
    
    67 Scanning              15.00  3.00  15.00  300.00  600.00  900.00 50.0
    
    68 Screenshots           14.00  n/a    n/a    n/a     n/a     negotiable
    
    69 Structural editing    17.50  3.50  20.00  350.00  700.00 1050.00  n/a
    
    70 Synopses              17.50 35.00 150.00    n/a     n/a     n/a 50.00
    
    71 Tagging               14.00  2.10   6.30  210.00  325.00  525.00  n/a
    
    72 Text creation, 
       writing               25.00 15.00  75.00 1500.00 3000.00 4500.00  n/a
    
    73 Thesis/dissertation 
       editing               17.50  3.50  20.00  350.00  700.00 1050.00  n/a
    
    74 Typesetting           17.50  3.50  20.00  350.00  700.00 1050.00  n/a
    
    75 Web page creation   
       and design            17.50  3.50  20.00  350.00  700.00 1050.00  n/a
    
    76 Writing texts         25.00 15.00  75.00 1500.00 3000.00 4500.00  n/a
    
    
    General notes
    *  This assumes that on average 1 page of manuscript text, double spaced = 200 words and that 1 page of typeset or camera ready copy text = 330 words.
    1.  Prices apply from 1 January 2015
    2.  All prices above are in pounds UK sterling. Click here to convert to US dollars.
    3.  Cheques should be made payable to 'Martin Noble' or 'Martin Noble Editorial'.
    4.  Bank details for bank transfers and BACS will be provided on request to info [at] copyedit.co.uk. 





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