A Payment Plan Is Now Available for Book Editing Packages!

2 12 2012


For all book editing packages Charles Henry Editing is now offering an installment package, available upon request for clients who pay with PayPal.


A 10% deposit will be due with the signing of the Independent Contractor Agreement. You must pay the deposit with 24 hours of signing the Independent Contractor Agreement. This is the date the contract will begin.

Installment One: (20% of Book).

After editing, a payment of ten percent will be due. You will have 10 days to pay this fee.

Installment Two: (20% of Book).

After editing, a payment of twenty percent is due. You will have 10 days to pay this fee.

Installment Three: (20% of Book).

After editing, a payment of twenty percent: is due. You will have 10 days to pay this fee.

Installment Four: (20% of Book).

After editing, a payment of twenty percent is due. You will have 10 days to pay this fee.

Installment Five: (20% of Book).

After editing, a payment of twenty percent is due. You will have 10 days to pay this fee.

You can have up to 12 months for the whole project. Each installment will take seven days to complete. Charles Henry Editing will not begin the next installment until the previous payment has cleared. A shorter billing period is available upon request.

If interested in using this payment plan please email Carolyn Elias at carolyn@charleshenryediting.com with the following information:




Phone Number


Book & Contract Info:

Pen Name:

Book Title:

Book Package:

Word Count:

Deposit Date:

Installment One Date:

Installment Two Date:

Installment Three Date:

Installment Four Date:

Installment Five Date:


Professional Book Editing Services Starting at $199.99

28 11 2012

Every writer needs a professional editor. Charles Henry Editing is offering professional book editing starting at $199.99!

Book Copy Editing:  $199.99

Copy Editing makes the copy clear, concise, comprehensible and consistent. It involves correcting spelling, terminology, punctuation, grammatical, semantic, and factual errors

Book Content Editing (substantive editing):  $199.99

Content Editing analyzes the broader story elements such as organization, plot, character development, and structure.

Book Proofreading: $199.99.

Proofreading includes checking for typographical, spelling, and formatting errors using standard proof marks set forth by the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition.

Want a to get more than one service at a low price? Check out our package deals!

Author’s Delight (Best for submitting to traditional publishers)

Services include: content editing, copy editing, and proofreading.

  • 50,000 words and Under: $299.99
  • 50,001 to 100,000 words: $399.99
  • 100,001 words and Up: $499.99

Publication Ready (Best for self publishers)

Services include: content editing, copy editing, proofreading, formatting; creating front matter, and creating back matter.

  • 50,000 words and Under: $599.99
  • 50,001 to 100,000 words: $799.99
  • 100,001 words and Up: $999.99

Go to http://www.charleshenryeditingblog or http://www.charleshenryediting.com to learn more about services provided by Charles Henry Editing. Email Carolyn Elias at carolyn@charleshenryediting.com to get started on the professional edit of your book!

Looking for guest bloggers!

26 11 2012

Charles Henry Editing is looking for guest bloggers to post on our site http://www.charleshenryeditingblog.com. We’d like to offer a trade: You do a blog post for us and we’ll do one for you. We like meeting new people and creating deep, meaningful relationships with authors, editors, publishers, agents and writers. So, if you’re looking for a fresh audience and want someone else to write a blog post for you, it is your lucky day.

We’re looking for posts about writing, editing, and publishing. We’re not looking for advertisements and authors using the post to promote their work. We have weekly author interviews and book reviews, which means we’re already pushing a lot of products besides our editing services and don’t need more. We are looking for 500 words about a topic of your choice, told in an interesting way. We’ll promote the fact that you will be writing for us and direct people to your blog, which is probably fabulous.

If you would like to trade blog posts, please email Carolyn Elias at carolyn@charleshenryediting.com to schedule a guest post slot.

How to Content Edit Like a Pro: Overall Content Checklist

19 11 2012

So, you finally finished writing an amazing novel or academic paper and, after basking in the glory of your finished work,  now what? Editing. Editing polishes a good idea into a great product. It irons out all the little devilish details and can be overwhelming. I am frequently asked by clients how to begin editing. With so many little things to fix it is hard to figure out what things should be fixed first.

I always do content (substantive) editing first. In my opinion you can’t fix how to say an idea until the ideas make sense.

Content Editing Checklist: Overall Content

  1. Does the work clearly focus on one topic?
  2. Does the introduction grab the interest your intended reader and offer a clear purpose for reading?

  3. Throughout the work is there a clear, logical point that is supported in each paragraph

  4. Are the facts accurate?

  5. Does the work follow a logical plan from beginning to end?

  6. Does the body of the work present well-ordered paragraphs of main ideas with relevant, supporting details

  7. Does the conclusion leave readers feeling satisfied, feeling a sense of conclusion now that they have reached the end and know what to do with the information?

  8. Is the necessary background information given?

  9. Does the work moves smoothly from one idea to the next?

  10. Do the transitions make sense and ameliorate the flow of the work?

These are the ten most basic things to go through when beginning content editing. Tomorrow I will teach you how to line by line content edit like a professional.

New Titles By Carolyn D. Elias

18 11 2012

Hello Readers!

I am happy announce in December I will be publishing two books of poetry!

The Hospital and Other Poems, and, Letters to Myself will be available for purchase for $4.99 at:

I hope you enjoy them!

Copies for book reviewers will be made available in early 2013. Please email Carolyn Elias at carolyn@charleshenryediting.com to request a copy.

Do You Want to Have Your Book Reviewed?

17 11 2012

Dear Readers!

Charles Henry Editing is looking for books to review! We were hoping to debut the book review series next Saturday, November 24th, with, Correction Line, by Craig Terlson.

If interested in having your book reviewed please email Carolyn Elias at carolyn@charleshenryediting.com to schedule a date for your review to be published on the blog.

In the email include:

  • Name
  • Pen Name (if applicable)
  • Book Title
  • Book release date
  • Cover JPEG
  • ISBN
  • Where it can be bought
  • Contact info for our readers to connect with you, such as: FB Page, Twitter, website, blog , etc.

This information will be used in the introduction and conclusion of the review. A promotional reminder will go out to our blog followers, our twitter feed, and on our FB page so people will tune in to see the review.

Please send a copy of your book by kindle or hard copy. Hard copies can be sent to:

Carolyn D. Elias

Charles Henry Editing

4867 Quarton Road

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

Please note that just because we are reviewing your book that does NOT guarantee a good/positive review. The review spots are filling up quickly so many will be appearing in December and January.

Thanks for your interest and I look forward to reading your book!

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