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Eyes operated by humans, not editing software

Our primary service is copyediting, but unlike online editing services, we look at each project to determine the best fit. We are writers and editors and we are picky. We don’t take every project that comes to us and spit out a price for you to pay upfront based on word or page count. We personally review each project to assess our expertise against your needs, and base our estimate on our review of your material.

Unless you are a repeat client, we do not accept blind projects. This applies even if you are a New York Times best-selling author. (Sorry.)

How We Roll

Our process is fairly simple:

  1. Submit a sample edit (a five-page* excerpt of your full-length manuscript in Word format).
  2. Tell us about your project using the form below.
  3. We will do a sample edit using tracked changes.
  4. We will return your sample along with an editorial report: a brief summary of our findings, the level of edit required to meet publishing standards, tips on preparing your edit for submission, appropriate advice for your success, and an estimate of the investment required for us to work with you.

When you decide you are ready to move forward, you will submit a deposit of at least fifty percent of the estimated amount along with the full manuscript, we will agree on a timeline, and we will schedule your project!

Note that we welcome phone calls from our clients as their projects progress, but we are not going to call you each day during the edit and tell you how “your baby” is doing. We love you, but we are busy.

*Five trade pages equals about 1,250 words of a larger manuscript

Other Ways We Help

Other Hallagen Ink services you may want to keep in mind include:

  • One-on-one mentoring—private consultations with our founding editor (great for setting strategies and goals, or for gaining additional guidance, or for learning more about how publishing can help you)
  • Ghostwriting—writing nonfiction manuscripts and proposals for you (or with you)
  • Manuscript evaluations—review and analysis of your current manuscript to determine publishing readiness; includes an editorial report and sample edit
  • Presentations, keynotes, and occasional group workshops and educational seminars

Are you ready to become an author (again)? Use our contact form to request your sample edit today.

(All fields are required)

Your name:
Primary e-mail:
Manuscript title:
Total word count:
Total page count:

Intended audience:
Publishing goal
check all that apply:
 Traditional (agent/publisher) Self-Publish Hybrid/Partnership Publisher Paperback & E-Book E-Book only (like Kindle) Paperback only
Desired due date:
Publishing date:
Upload your document:
(A five-page excerpt of your manuscript in MS Word format - .doc or .docx)
Enter the text you see in the field below:

Not Sure What You Need?

Just reach out to us and we will help you to determine our fit for your project goals. If we are not the one for you, we will refer you to others who might be. We want you to shine, whether we are the ones to polish you or not!

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