Manuscript Services

We offer a full range of manuscript services, including, but not limited to:


line-by-line copyediting



book interior design

cover design


eBook creation and design


author website design

critiques of essays, 

critiques of long fiction or non-fiction

Our fees are low because our mission is to support writers and artists worldwide in an affordable but professional manner. For most of our services, we charge a per-page rate. For our research services and critiques we charge an affordable per-hour rate. For illustration, cover design, and author website design and hosting we offer a flat fee.

Industry standard for a manuscript page is a firm 250 words. To determine your exact page count, divide your word count by 250.

Turnaround time on all of our services, except indexing, is one to two weeks, however we also offer rush jobs were the turnaround time is less than five business days. There is an extra charge of $100 for this service.

Indexing is a specialized professional skill which we also provide. The per page rate for this service is below but the turnaround time varies depending on the genre, length, and scope. We only accept completed and formatted galleys or proofed manuscripts for indexing. Indexing is the final stage of the non-fiction publishing process before printing.

The following rates apply to electronic submissions, in Microsoft Word and PDF format, and hard copy manuscripts. We do not accept any documents in the following formats: .wps, Pages, or image files.

NOTE: The following rates are quoted for authors who self-publish or are contracted with a publisher other than PearTree Press.

Manuscript Preparation Rates, Per-Page Rates


$1.50per page

  • Quick Turnaround
  • Free Online Support
  • Corrected Copy


$3.00per page

  • Line-by-line proofreading
  • Free Online Support
  • Includes review for clarity


$10.00per page

  • Aggressive rewrite
  • Free Online Support
  • Incl. Copyediting and Proofreading


$4.00per page

  • Subject or Author index
  • Free Online Support
  • Print-ready index


Manuscript Preparation Rates, Specialized Services

Book Design

$450.00per manuscript

  • inDesign and/or PDF 
  • Free Online Support
  • Includes author consultation

Cover Design

$250.00per manuscript

  • Front and back cover
  • Free Online Support
  • Includes author consultation


$75.00per illustration

  • Royalty-free usage
  • Free Online Support
  • Includes author consultation

eBook Creation

$200.00per manuscript

  • ePub formatting
  • Free Online Support
  • For placement with Kindle/ iBook


Manuscript Preparation Rates, Professional Services


$Variesper manuscript

  • Non-fiction book: $1,000
  • Non-fiction essay: $300
  • Free Online Support

Author Website Design

$300per site

  • WordPress Design
  • Free Online Support
  • Your content added

Essay Critique

$75.00per essay

  • Thorough written critique
  • Free Online Support
  • Quick turnaround

Long-Form Critiques

$200per manuscript

  • Thorough written critique
  • Free Online Support
  • Two-week turnaround

All rates are quoted in US Dollars. There is no minimum charge per job.

For all other services, or to request a consultation for further information, please use the contact form below.

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