About Our Services

We offer a variety of services to fit your needs. We edit anything from website content to full length novels and books. Our beginning prices are approximately 25% to 65% less than industry standard. This is for several reasons. First, editing is a ministry for us. We have come to believe that there is not enough Christian or just clean, decent literature available out there. As Christians, we have a message. We have something to say. Better than that, though, we have answers–real answers to real problems. Our goal is to help Christians get their message into the hands of those who would most benefit from it. Editing is part of that process. Here at Affordable Christian Editing, we make sure your message isn’t lost in the text.

Secondly, we really do want the process to be as affordable as possible while retaining a high quality of work and production. We have accumulated an extensive portfolio of happy clients and we aim to keep it growing. Needless to say, even though the prices are less expensive, the quality will not be less than our best.

In addition to our editing services, we offer interior layout and formatting services as well as cover design services. In short, we can offer a complete package of helping you get your work in print.

Job 19:23 – Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!

The Editors

Meet our professional editors. Each editor is a professing Christian, holding to Christian values and principles.

Our purpose is to increase the Kingdom of God within the kingdom of men through the written word.

All of our editors have served in the ministry for decades and combined have well over a hundred years of editing and writing experience.

We want you to succeed, but more than that, we want Christ to be honored and His name glorified.

The Christian Writing and Publishing Guide

Editing Services

Tier 1 - Proofreading

A Word Level Edit

Our proofreading services are to help polish off your manuscript. It is an edit at the word level, a final review of your work that checks for:

  •    Spelling
  •    Grammar
  •    Consistency
  •    Typos
  •    Usage

If you are happy with your work and are only looking to polish it, this is the service for you. We can do a free, no-obligation evaluation of a sample of your work to see if this is appropriate for you. This service is ideal for Bible studies, small devotionals, articles, website content, blogs, and books that are well written.

Tier 2 - Copyediting

A Sentence Level Edit

Our copyediting services are designed to go more in-depth into your work. It is an edit at the sentence level that seeks to keep your thoughts flowing cohesively.

  •    All Proofreading Services
  •    Clarity
  •    Flow
  •    Redundancies
  •    Point of View (fiction)
  •    Audience Address (non-fiction)

This service does more than polish. Here, we delve into your sentences, making sure that your thoughts are not lost. We can do a free, no-obligation evaluation of a sample of your work to see if this is appropriate for you. This service is ideal for longer works such as an in-depth guide, self-help book, novel, biography, autobiography, longer devotionals, or collection of short stories.

Tier 3 - Content Editing

A Paragraph/Concept Level Edit

Our content editing services is an edit on the paragraph level. Because of the depth of the edit, we do two reads through the manuscript, ensuring that your thoughts and ideas are presented clearly and concisely.

  •    All Proofreading Services
  •    All Copyediting Services
  •    Style
  •    Formatting Consistency
  •    Organization
  •    Timelines
  •    Character Development (fiction)
  •    Plot Development (fiction)
  •    Research and Fact Checking
  •    Phrasing and Word Choice
  •    Logic
  •    A Full Second Edit of Your Manuscript

This service pops the hood and provides you with an analysis and edit of your content while maintaining your voice throughout. We can do a free, no-obligation evaluation of a sample of your work to see if this is appropriate for you. This service is ideal for longer works such as an in-depth guide, self-help book, novel, biography, autobiography, longer devotionals, or collection of short stories.

Tier 4 - Comprehensive Editing

Big Picture Level Edit

For those finished manuscripts that require a high level of TLC, we offer a total overhaul of the manuscript that considers the whole picture of what you are trying to accomplish. God may have given you a message to share with the world, but you may not be a writer -- or you’re just beginning to learn. Your manuscript may need a much more comprehensive level of editing which we can do for you.

This tier includes everything in the Content Editing plus a restructuring and re-write, where necessary, to spotlight your message, polish your manuscript, and give your writing a more “professional, experienced” feel to the reader. We would provide you with a maximum of three drafts of edits for your approval so that the final outcome is what you imagined when you sat down to write your first word.

  •    All Proofreading Services
  •    All Copyediting Services
  •    All Content Editing Services
  •    Rewriting Where Necessary
  •    Up to Three Drafts of Edits for the Entire Manuscript
  •    A Complete Analysis of Your Writing Style and Content
This service provides a complete overhaul of your work. We can do a free, no-obligation evaluation of a sample of your work to see if this is appropriate for you. This service is ideal for longer from beginner writers or works still in their first draft.

Interior Layout and Cover Design Services

 

In addition to our editing services, we can offer you layout, interior formatting, and cover design services. Particularly for those who intend to self-publish, we can help your manuscript meet the specifications of the publisher you choose. Here is what we can do:

  •    Add Title, Copyright, Dedication, Acknowledgements, and Table of Content Pages
  •    Add Correct Page Numbering
  •    Prepare the Manuscript for Print
  •    Format Titles and Headings
  •    Meet the Specifications of Your Publisher
  •    Cover Design Services
  •    And More!

Using MS Word’s Track Changes

We use Microsoft Word’s handy Track Changes features to edit your manuscript. If you are not familiar with the tools, then watch the short video below. Track Changes allows you, the author, to see each and every edit that an editor makes and gives you the chance to accept or reject those changes.