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Welcome to the Carcharodon Books, an economical and independent editing and reviewing service from Sydney, Australia. Utilising a blend of professional education and autodidactic dedication, this proud husband and wife team aims to provide an intimate and unique service, which we guarantee will satisfy the needs of writers from all walks of life. Although we initially established Carcharodon Books as a resource for independent authors, we have quickly evolved into a professional business model. We offer several discount editing services and always charge well below industry standards.

We have not forgotten the original purpose of Carcharodon Books, however, and still offer a wide range of complimentary content. In addition to our blog, where we highlight fantastic independent literature that you must read, make sure to also check out Word Rules, a series of educational videos intended to help writers sharpen their tools and maybe even find a few new ones.

Our low prices are intended to cater toward independent authors—like you! We believe in the value of unsolicited writers, and we’re here to support you in any way that we can. Even if you don’t need our services, feel free to contact us about reviewing your independent book. We love to hear from new authors all of the time!

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$5 per thousand words (USD)

The most basic form of editing, a Proofread will see us correcting commonplace errors in your manuscript, in regards to grammatical mistakes and punctuational mishaps. This basic edit will use the human eye to ensure your manuscript has a little bit more bloom by erasing many of those errors that make readers scoff.

Proofreading includes the following:

  • Editing for punctuation & grammar


$8 per thousand words (USD)

If you want a little bit more than a basic Proofread, but you don’t want a substantive review of your entire manuscript, then a Copyedit might be just what you need. In addition to correcting grammatical and punctuational errors, a Copyedit will review your manuscript for continuity errors and will ensure consistency of formatting throughout. Awkward sentences will be brought to your attention, and we will provide suggestions to rewrite any weak, confusing or convoluted segments in your manuscript. In addition, we will also prepare suitable front and back matter if applicable, at no extra charge.

Copyediting includes the following:

  • Editing for punctuation & grammar
  • Editing for continuity & consistency
  • Editing for complicated syntax & style
  • Front Matter (Title, Copyright, Dedication, Contents, etc)
  • Back Matter (Author’s Note, References, etc)

Manuscript Evaluation

$10 per thousand words (USD)

If you’re looking for an edit in the form of structural suggestions or guidelines, then a Manuscript Evaluation (also known as a substantive edit) is the right option for you. We will thoroughly and objectively inspect your manuscript for quality in the realms of character believability, your ability to build a convincing world, narrative resonance, your personal writing style, and how effectively you execute everything you offer your reader. We will liaise with you significantly before proceeding with a Manuscript Evaluation.

Manuscript Evaluation includes the following:

  • Editing for structure
  • Editing for internal coherence

Manuscript Formatting

$50 flat rate (USD)

One of the biggest sins many independent publications commit is poor manuscript formatting. Unfortunately, it’s very easy to pinpoint many independent publications because of their amateur layout, and this is a major deterrent to many potential readers. Our Manuscript Formatting service formats your manuscript to professional standards.

Manuscript Formatting includes the following:

  • Front Matter (Title, Copyright, Dedication, Contents, etc)
  • Back Matter (Author’s Note, References, etc)
  • Industry Standard Formatting
  • Print Ready PDF
  • Ebook Ready EPUB & MOBI
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Submission Rules

  1. We accept all manuscripts for proofreading, copyediting, manuscript evaluations or manuscript formatting.
  2. All prices are calculated prior to commencing any service. You will be informed of the final price before committing to any service
  3. Prior to commencing any service, a deposit of 20% must be submitted to us via PayPal. This is not applicable to manuscript formatting. If you wish to pay by any other means, please let us know.
  4. We offer versatile payment plans if needed.
  5. We accept all genres!
  6. Please contact us with a query letter (via email) before sending your whole book.
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Don’t hesitate! If you’re an author and you’re nearing the end of your book, send us an email today! An editor is a writer’s most important friend, and trust us, we’re very friendly!

If you’re an independent author, we also want to hear from you even if you don’t need our services! We at Carcharodon Books are huge advocates of the independent industry, and we would love to build a network with you.

Also, please don’t be intimidated by our service plans. We want to help you meet your potential and we’re very accommodating to those from all financial backgrounds. Be honest with us and we will help you in any way we can. What are friends for?