Grammar Boss is Staci Frenes, a published author and former educator with a BA in English from UC Berkeley. With over twenty years of experience as an educator, freelance editor and author, Staci has edited dozens of books in various genres including memoir, suspense, romance and Christian nonfiction. Staci has also written and edited web, blog and newsletter content for small businesses, artists and other professionals.
Whether it’s a book manuscript, web content, or a blog piece, Grammar Boss can help sharpen and tighten your message by providing the level of editing your project needs, from in-depth content editing to proofreading for punctuation and grammar errors.
Editing rates below reflect the range of average costs, but can vary depending on the needs of the project.
A comprehensive book manuscript review that addresses everything from the structure of your book to characterization, plot, pacing, style and conflict, this is sometimes called a content or substantive edit. It can often involve heavily cutting, moving and re-shaping the material. It’s the most time-intensive and in-depth of the three services. It includes a separate summary of suggestions and recommendations plus two rounds of edits using Track Changes in Word. Does not include proofreading.
.02 - .03 cents per word
This is the service you need to perfect your text, strengthen your prose and ensure consistency of style. Line by line, we’ll check for and clarify things like word choice, sentence structure, consistency in style, verb tense and any other issues related to the overall readability. It includes two rounds of edits using Track Changes in Word, and is often combined with an additional proofread edit (at a discounted rate).
Book Manuscripts .010 -.018 per word
All other copy $35 - $40/hour
The final stage, this is a thorough check of small errors in punctuation, spelling, and grammar, plus any typos or spacing issues.
Does not include feedback on topics such as structure or other larger editorial issues, but will put the final polish on your work. Includes one round of editing, possibly using Track Changes in Word, based on author's preference.
Book Manuscripts.005 - .008 per word
All other content $25 - $30/hour
"Staci gives honest feedback, catches the mistakes I make, and all in a timely manner. It's a huge decision to hand an editor your hard work, but I trust Staci completely."
WILLOW ASTER / USA TODAY BESTSELLING FICTION AUTHOR
"I love working with Staci. Her edits and feedback make me a better writer. She's professional, but manages to maintain that personal touch. Staci wants my stories to shine as much as I do."
ALISON G BAILEY / INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING FICTION AUTHOR
"I hired Staci for an editorial assessment of my memoir-in-progress. Her thorough feedback included a detailed analysis on theme, structure and how to tighten my manuscript to better tell my story. I received the exact roadmap I needed to guide
MARIANNE RICHMOND / BESTSELLING CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR
How it Works
Send us a sample of what you'd like edited, or a request for what you'd like written. We’ll assess it to see what it needs, then provide you with a fee quote and an explanation of what the work will entail. For book manuscripts, we like to see 4-5 pages, for shorter pieces a single page will do.
If you decide to work with us, we'll require a half payment at the start of the job and if you're satisfied, the balance when the work is finished.
Whatever the project, Grammar Boss will manage all your editing needs and deliver a professional finished product in a timely manner. We look forward to hearing from you!