Standard Turnaround Times for Editing and Design Work
While our turnaround times vary to a certain extent based on the scope and depth of the feedback or editing required and how much the reviewing editor or designer has in queue, most writers can expect their work to be completed according to the following time frames.
- Introductory critiques and sample edits: 1-2 weeks
- Manuscript evaluations and reread reports: 3-4 weeks
- Manuscript annotations: 4-5 weeks
- Content Edits: 5-6 weeks
- Proofreading and copy editing: 2-4 weeks
- Line-editing: 4-6 weeks
- Book interior layout & design: 6-8 weeks
- Cover design: 4-6 weeks
- E-book formatting: 2-3 weeks
Please note that these projected turnaround times are based on a manuscript of up to 100,000 words and that the start date is based upon our receipt of your payment or deposit, not the date of submission.
Our advice is never to rush anything at the editing, revision, or design stage unless absolutely necessary but we will always do our best to accommodate requests for faster turnaround times. Please be aware that this depends on each editor or designer's availability for a specific time frame, and that simply scheduling a service in advance does not guarantee the work can be done any more quickly than stated above. In addition, when rush service is possible, there will be a surcharge of 30%.