Editing Services

"Revision is the heart of writing. Every page I do is done over seven or eight times."

~Patricia Reilly Giff

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Single Quill Edit

2.5 cents/word $125 minimum

A single quill edit is ideal for writers who know their work needs further revision but don't know where to focus their attention. It includes one round of content editing and suggestions for revision.





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Double Quill Edit

4 cents/word $225 minimum

Includes a single quill edit plus a second reading of the manuscript after the writer has completed a post-single-quill round of revision.

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Triple Quill Package

6 cents/word minimum $375

Includes the double quill editing package plus one round of proofreading after the writer has completed a post-double-quill round of revision. 

Developmental editing

Developmental editing helps shape the work, from finding issues with the plot direction to the actual organization of chapters and sections. The editor helps bring a manuscript closer to its final, publishable structure. This type of editing can be an intensive process and may challenge the author to reassess their writing. After developmental editing, a project is ready for the next stage in the writing process, which is copyediting.  At CQ, coaching is often paired with a developmental editing package.


Copyediting involves working closely with the actual language of the text. The editor may point out general errors with the writing, such as inconsistency in verb tenses,and make suggestions regarding word choice and grammar. After a thorough copyedit, the manuscript is ready to move on to the proofreading stage.

Content editing

At CQ, we define content editing as a combination of developmental editing and copyediting. We look for consistency and coherency at the level of the whole, and we pay attention to grammar, syntax, diction, and dialogue throughout.

Proofreading/line editing 

Proofreading is generally considered to be the final step in the editing process. Proofreaders check for technical and stylistic consistency. Like a copyeditor, they point out any remaining grammar, spelling, or punctuation issues within the work. However, they are less concerned with errors in the content of the work, such as word choice and fact checking; it is presumed these issues were caught in earlier rounds of editing.        

Additional Services 


Coaching for Writers

Custom tailored coaching and coaching/editing packages are available for writers who need support, strategies, and accountability practices to develop effective writing habits and bring their projects to fruition.  Request a Quote

Statistical Analyses

Services include both descriptive and inferential statistics. We assist with the early stages of research study design and the creation of data collection instruments, help run statistics on datasets, and assist with the interpretation and writeup of results.  Request a Quote  


A collaboration. You provide the concept, we write the story. Can include help with book proposals, research, and more. Request a Quote