If you purchase the Duende Press Platinum Package, your book will be professionally edited by our magnificent editorial team as part of our signature service.

However, maybe you already have a written manuscript and you just need help getting it ready for publication (with our press or with your own).

No matter what stage you’re at in the editing process, we can help take your manuscript to the next level. Here is a list of editing services we provide at an hourly fee, or through one of our editing packages below:

Developmental Editing Your manuscript typically enters this stage after your first or second draft. It offers a deep review of organizational structure, style, and consistency of voice. At this stage, the author collaborates closely with the developmental editor; while the editor offers his or her expertise and perspective as to how to make the best book possible, it is ultimately up to the author to decide the direction his or her book takes. It is important to do your research and make sure you have selected a developmental editor who understands your goals and resonates with your vision. This is why we offer a free sample edit of up to 1,500 words (about five double-spaced pages) for you to get a feel for what to expect from our team.

Copy Editing  After your manuscript has been edited for structure, style and consistency (which may take several rounds of back and forth between you and your developmental editor), your manuscript is ready for a copyedit. We offer this stage of editing for those who have worked with our developmental editor or their own. This edit offers a more focused look at typos, misspellings, and grammatical errors.

Proofreading — This is the final editing stage of a manuscript. The proofreader arrives at the final step before it is published and acts as a quality control measure.  After having read your manuscript multiple times, both you and your editor are likely to have missed minor mistakes as a result of tricks of the eye or mind. Having a fresh pair of eyes review your manuscript one last time helps avoid errors that the keen reader’s eyes are bound to notice.

Draft to Publish-Ready Editing Packages

This is the stage where we take your own first draft or the first draft we generated in the Start-Up writing package and make it a polished, publish-ready document you are proud to put your name on!

Lean Entrepreneur Package (3 months/$5,000)

  • 6 consultations/check-ins with lead editor
  • 1 developmental edit
  • 1 copyedit
  • 1 proofread
  • Up to 25,000-word final draft

Entrepreneur Package (3 months/$7,500)

  • Weekly consultations/check-ins with lead editor
  • 2 developmental edits
  • 1 copyedit
  • 1 proofread
  • Up to 40,000-word final draft