Alongside trade publishing, Fifty Days Press offers stand-alone professional publishing and editorial services to support self-publishing and corporate/business projects.

These services include:

Manuscript Assessment

A professional, objective assessment – including comprehensive comments and suggestions – of your fiction or non-fiction manuscript.

The assessment considers structure, pacing, plot or theme development, characterisation, chapter elements and tone or voice – all in the context of market competition and expectations.

Pricing (ex GST)
Manuscripts up to 50,000 words – $490
Manuscripts 50,000 to 80,000 – $550
Manuscripts 80,000 to 110,000 – $650
Manuscripts 110,000 to 140,000 – $750
Manuscripts 140,000 to 190,000 – $850
Manuscripts 190,000 to 240,000 – $950
Manuscripts 240,000 to 300,000 – $1050
Manuscripts 300,000 to 350,000 – $1150
Above 350,000 words – by negotiation


Hire an editor by-the-hour, per word or project to provide structural, copy or content editing and proofreading to release the full potential of your document or book.

A structural edit considers the overall structure and approach of the manuscript including style consistency, use of text elements, ordering of content.

A copy edit works line by line to correct spelling and grammar but also to optimise sentence and paragraph structure, check facts and sources and confirm style consistency.

Proofreading is a final check of all spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting to ensure a manuscript is print ready.

Pricing (ex GST)
Editing per hour rate – $70.00
Editing cents per word – by negotiation
Editing per book or larger project – by negotiation

Managing Editor

A managing editor coordinates all publishing elements including cover design, typesetting, front matter, indexing and more.

Take the guess work out of your self-publishing or corporate project by hiring a managing editor who will make trade quality recommendations for your approval and liaise with designers, printers, distributors and more.

Pricing (ex GST)
Managing editor for initial stages per hour rate – $95.00
Managing editor manuscript to market – $90.00 (minimum 10 hours)

Freelance or Ghost Writer

Writing of all styles for projects of all sizes, by the hour or by negotiation (for book-sized projects).

Pricing (ex GST)
Freelancing writing per hour rate – $70
Ghost writing (less than 30,000 words) per hour – $85
Ghost writing (more than 30,000 words) – by negotiation

Ask also about our professional book publicity plans including media collatoral, media liaison, launch events, social media.

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