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Express Turnaround

$.06 per word $100 minimum

No scheduling required—contact Dori and she will proofread your project before with fast turnaround! This is a great option for novellas, blogs, and articles.

Express Turnaround—$.06 per word

-Turnaround time: typically 24 to 48 hours for shorter works (under 5,000 words) and 4 to 7 (consecutive) days for novellas.


Express Turnaround includes (but is not limited to) correcting:


  • spelling

  • grammar

  • punctuation

  • hyphens (mainly with compound adjectives, such as error-free manuscript versus error free manuscript)

  • spacing and font issues

  • dashes

  • word usage (its for it's, their for there or they are, your for you're, affect for effect)


Breakout Editing recommends Express Turnaround for clients striving to maintain quality on strict deadlines and for blog writers wanting to boost readability of their posts. Questions? Just ask!


For Express turnaround projects, Dori asks the payment be made in full at the start of the edit.


Payment: Dori accepts Zelle, PayPal, checks, or money orders. Author is responsible for fees. All funds must be in US dollars. Once payment has been confirmed, editing will begin on the agreed-upon start date.


Billing: A PDF or email invoice will be emailed to the client at the start of the editing.

Breakout practices consistent, clear communication with its clients and informs them when editing begins and when it's near completion.


Style Manuals

For book-length fiction and most nonfiction, as well as essays and short stories, Dori recommends the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and the Merriam-Webster dictionary. These style guides are industry standards and Dori is well-versed in both. She's the type who instantly recognizes the difference between an en dash and an em dash and between past tense and past perfect tense.


For blogs, websites, pamphlets, brochures, etc., Dori recommends the Associated Press Stylebook and the Webster's New World dictionary. Shorter works typically need a more abbreviated style. As a former full-time journalist, Dori is acutely aware of AP style. But she still prefers to italicize book titles.


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