What we can do for you!

Services Blue Iris provides include:

General critique: $20/hour

Copyedit: $30/hour

Substantive Edit: $40/hour

Proofread: $25/hour

The length of time required for all of the above will depend on the manuscript. On average, a manuscript of 73,000 words will require approximately 18 hours for a substantive edit. The project would generate a ballpark fee of $720.

Editing is done in the cloud via Google Drive, which utilizes a system similar to the Track Changes utility in Microsoft Word. Editing in Microsoft OneDrive is also available.

All services are done on a contractual basis. We trust you, but we want you to know you can trust us as well. We’re rather proud of the fact that our completed print and ebook files have rarely failed to be accepted as presented by either Lightning Source/Ingram or Createspace.


The relationship between Blue Iris and Zumaya Publications allows us to offer a cooperative publishing package for a novella and novel-length fiction.

The publishing packet can include all or some of the following services: a complete edit, followup copyedit, and print book layout and ebook formatting for EPUB and Kindle, all with unique ISBNs.

If the author wishes, Zumaya will provide printing and distribution via Ingram and Createspace for a commission of 10% of net sales. There is no setup fee for this service, but an annual distribution fee of $12 per title will apply.