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The Double-Pass Edit


This provides the opportunity to have your revisions checked via a second complete copy-edit. It is particularly useful if:

  • your manuscript has had no previous developmental/structural editing,

  • your story has a complicated structure or intricate world that is likely to raise lots of editorial queries about flow/consistency,

  • your writing style is likely to raise lots of editorial queries to check for clarification of intended sense,

  • you are an ESL author writing in English where English is your second language and the first editorial pass is likely to require substantial rewriting and queries about your intended meaning.


You will receive an editing report and style sheet along with your edited manuscript after the first editorial pass. After the second editorial pass, you will receive your edited manuscript, updated style sheet, and either a second editing report or a short update email, depending on the extent of remaining issues (often there are none of any significance at this stage).

Basic formatting for e-book or print can be requested.


Be aware that the second editorial pass is not a proofread; your manuscript will still require somebody with fresh eyes to look over it prior to publishing, even if you do not commission the services of a professional proofreader.

Guideline Pricing:

£18–£30 ($20–$34) per 1,000 words: the higher rate being for manuscripts which require substantial rewriting.

Checks and Services included in The Double-Pass Edit:

  • typos

  • spelling mistakes

  • grammar and usage

  • capitalisation

  • punctuation errors

  • consistency of style

  • consistency of content

  • style considerations

  • copyright and fair use

  • fact checking

  • content and structure

  • wording for clarity, consistency and flow

  • formatting

  • rewriting where required

  • more in-depth editorial comments and queries on structural issues than for The Edit 

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