Courtney Luk Editing Services


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Below you will find editing services that I offer for manuscripts and their respective rates. I welcome all genres and works of any length. I provide feedback using Microsoft Word, including Track Changes.

Please note that authors make final determination regarding their pieces and are responsible for their work. Seeing as we’re not the same person, you may disagree with my comments, though as an editor, I have writers’ best interests in mind. What you do with your piece is entirely up to you, as the piece is your own.

To receive a quote for your work, please fill out the form linked at the bottom of this page. Rates are based on word count and type of service.

Queries must include title of manuscript, genre, word count, editing services desired, and a brief synopsis.

Developmental Editing

This includes detailed advice regarding high-order aspects such as:
– Voice (author’s voice will be preserved as much as possible)
– Tone
– Consistency
– Clarity
– Plot structure and arc
– Focus
– Organization, flow, and pacing
– Character development
– Relatability with intended audience
– Readability

Feedback will be provided via marginal comments on Microsoft Word and/or a separate Word document discussing more general feedback that may pertain to the piece as a whole.

Rate: 1¢/word per draft (ex. A 50,000 word manuscript will cost $500 for one draft. See below for rates for subsequent drafts.)

Line Editing

With this method of editing, I look at the following:
– Grammar and syntax
– Sentence structure
– Spelling
– Word choice
– Punctuation
– Spacing and layout

This includes corrections made directly on the manuscript using Track Changes so authors may accept or reject changes.

Rate: 1.5¢/word per draft (ex. A 50,000 word manuscript will cost $750 for one draft. See below for rates for subsequent drafts.)

Developmental and Line Editing

I will make both developmental comments and line edits.

Rate: 2¢/word per draft (ex. A 50,000 word manuscript will cost $1,000 for one draft. See below for rates for subsequent drafts.)

Fact Checking

If your piece contains factual information (e.g. history, science) that you would like me to check for accuracy, please indicate that in your query. I will use reliable sources to find the information you need, change your piece accordingly using Track Changes, and provide a marginal comment that explains each correction.

For manuscripts up to/at 10,000 words: $20
For manuscripts up to/at 50,000 words: $100
For manuscripts above 50,000 words: $200

Subsequent Drafts and Returning Customers

After revisions have been made, customers can receive discount rates for submitting the same piece for the same service.

Second drafts – 25% off
Subsequent drafts – 30% off

Returning customers who are submitting a new piece also receive discount rates.

Returning Customer Rate: 25% off


* For manuscripts above 10,000 words, a 500-word editing sample before purchase is available upon request.
* All work is protected and will not be distributed or released in any form outside of this service.
* Services do not guarantee publication.
* Please read my Terms of Service before submitting a query.
* Payments are made via Venmo to courtneyluk.
* Down payment is non-refundable after editing service has begun. Any payment is non-refundable after editor has sent author edited manuscript or any feedback.

Please query here.