Basic Package

  • Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and syntax.
  • Correct errors in sentence structure and language usage.
  • Notate recommended changes in wording or phrasing to improve readability of the manuscript.
  • Notate where reference citations or permission uses are necessary.
  • Correct errors in common knowledge.

The Basic package delivers an edited manuscript back to the Author in Microsoft Word format prepared for the next step of crafting into a book ready product for publication on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.  

Basic does not include:

  • Rewriting or reconstructing sentences.
  • Altering word choice.
  • Book Ready product for publication on the Amazon or Barnes and Noble platform
  • Front and Back Cover design (Separate package available)


(Using Microsoft Word’s word count)

Book Ready

Our editor will do everything listed under Basic plus this:

  • Review and ensure the manuscript is well organized.
  • Recommend organizational changes.
  • Notate areas where text veers off course.
  • Provide minor research to ensure accuracy of specific terms.
  • Provide an overall textual analysis.

The Book Ready package delivers an edited manuscript in Microsoft Word format that is a Book Ready product with Gutters, edges, top, and bottom formatted interior for the author's desired size of book within the constraints of the Amazon or Barnes and Noble publishing platforms. 

Book Ready does not include:

  • Reconstructing chapters and paragraphs to help the organizational structure.
  • Rewriting the text.
  • Front and Back cover design (Separate Package Available)


(Using Microsoft Word’s word count)

Publication Package

Our editor will do everything listed under Book Ready plus this:

  • Conduct a phone consultation at the start and upon completion of editing.
  • Reorganize paragraphs and chapters to improve overall textual organization.
  • Front and Back cover design.
  • Review the final interior after the manuscript has been formatted/typeset, just before publishing the book.

The Comprehensive package delivers a Book Proof from the Amazon or Barnes and Noble publication platforms. This includes Front and Back cover design and integration with the Amazon publishing system... Literally one click from publication.

Comprehensive does not include:

  • Continued editing beyond the first draft and final interior edit.
  • More than two phone consultations.


(Using Microsoft Word’s word count)

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Front and Back Cover Design

One of the most important components of a book sale in a store or on Amazon or Barnes and Noble is front and back cover content. AreULost has a superb Graphics design artist with design packages ranging from $500 to $1,000.

Book Review Service

AreULost can move your book Into Kirkus Reviews for one of the publishing Industry's top level assessments. This package includes  posting in Kirkus online magazine and links to the review on the Kirkus website. Cost is $500.


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