The LetterWorks

Letter Perfect Edits
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What we do

Word Services
  • Copy Editing ♦ Content Editing
  • Transcription ♦ ESL Correction

Our editors not only make corrections, but provide insightful feedback to facilitate a learning experience. At The LetterWorks, we understand that sharing your writing is a personal process, so we specialize in expert but gentle advice, and encourage a dialogue about your work to both clarify your intent, and lessen the sting that sometimes comes with revisions. We're here to help with your writing goals on projects of any size!

See how gentle and effective we can be... contact us via email or with our convenient web form!

Our Rates

As authors ourselves, we understand the importance of properly edited submissions for publication. If you can be flexible on your deadline, we will be very creative on our pricing and guarantee that you will have your completed edit within two weeks. We offer discounts and deals all of the time - check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

The LetterWorks gives awesome edits at a reasonable prices. We offer two billing methods:

Per Word (Up to 2,500 words)
2 Week Guarantee 24 Hour Guarantee
First Review Subsequent Reviews First Review Subsequent Reviews
Copy Editing info $0.015/word $0.01/word $0.053/word $0.04/word
Transcription info $0.005/word Not Applicable $0.01/word Not Applicable
ESL Editing info $0.02/word $0.015/word $0.06/word $0.045/word
Hourly Rates (Over 2,500 words)
First Review Subsequent Reviews
Developmental Editing info $45/hour $35/hour
Line Editing/Copy Editing info $45/hour $35/hour
Proofreading info $35/hour Not Applicable
Transcription info $30/hour Not Applicable
ESL Editing info $50/hour $35/hour
In addition to the above, we offer standard manuscript formatting for a flat rate of $20, and for an extra $10 we will create your submission cover letter.

Our Guarantee

Our goal is for you will be 100% satisfied. If you have any problem, we will ask you why you were unhappy so that we can improve for next time.

  • Confidentiality: We guarantee confidentiality and non-ownership for all paying customers. Please see our Privacy Policy for more details.
  • Gentleness: We pledge to offer a complete and thorough edit without harsh criticisms. Our edits will be judgment and condescension free.
  • Accuracy: We guarantee to be the most accurate editing service on the Internet. You will have full confidence that your work meets top literary standards.
  • Timing: Once we quote you the time to complete the editing, we will finish it on or before the time quoted.

In all cases, we want you to be satisfied. If you are not happy with your editing but the problem falls outside of the above categories, please contact us and we will make it right!

Our results

A very large percentage of projects edited by The LetterWorks have been published! Let us help you too!

We're proud of our clients' achievements, and we'd love to show off your successes here, too! We guarantee satisfaction with our editing process, and we offer your money back if you are not happy with our services.

Our Blog

Visit our Blog to find interesting and informative articles on writing, editing and publishing! Here are a few of our latest articles:

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About Us


With a combined twenty years in the industry, our senior editors Josh and Catherine hail from California and Michigan, respectively. Josh is the editor-in-chief at Bedlam Publishing, and Catherine is a professional author with over to seventy publications spanning her career. Their shared love of writing and editing helped launch The Letter Works, where they can assist their clients directly with the skills of their collective field experience.

Our newest editor, Melissa joins us with nearly ten years experience and fits right in as an author/editor. Her international experience and education make her an excellent choice to proof your prose.

How you can contact us

We love old fashioned correspondence! You can always mail to our address at

P.O. Box 75
Pleasant Lake, MI 49272

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Please contact us for rates; while we have a set rate scale, each project is unique and our team prefers to assess your needs and communicate with your directly concerning the level of editing required. Payment can be made with the following methods:

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    37261 CR 669
    Decatur, MI 49045
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We love it when our customers provide feedback on our efforts. Here is a sampling of the comments we received on from our clients:

  • From —S. Mason

    I've had the privilege of knowing Catherine Foster as far back as 2010, when the now defunct website Perfect Imagination offered contact to beta readers. My previous editor, a personal friend of mine, had to retire due to time constraints so I was new to requesting help from an outside source. I was nervous about trusting my writing to someone I'd never conversed with before, but I took a chance after narrowing Catherine down as the most eligible candidate from the selection of proofreaders.

    Years later and I can't fathom working without her. Catherine's input over the course of my career has become invaluable to the improvement of my writing. The deliberation she's taken to explain her alterations to me are clear and concise. Turnaround on revisions is very reasonable, not to mention Catherine updates me on her progress during every step. Her grasp of word choice, punctuation, and grammar has kept my writing legible without sacrificing my individual style.

    Whether a writer is creating for work or pleasure, Catherine can be counted on to accommodate everyone. If you or someone you know requires a skilled, dedicated editor they can rely on her consideration and professionalism. Catherine's level of proficiency at editing makes her an excellent choice.

Privacy Policy

Your work is very personal and you deserve it to be protected. We will never collect your data, even anonymously, without your complete, opt-in consent. We follow these principles to protect your privacy:

  • We will never rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties.
  • We will never share your contact information with another user or party without your consent (except with law enforcement, but only when required by law).
  • We will protect our data (and yours) with the most up to date methods available, and follow all industry standard protocols and technology.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us, and we will work hard to earn and keep your trust. We will adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:

  • We will never rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties.
  • We will never share your contact information with another user or party without your consent (except with law enforcement, or where required by law).
  • We will protect our data (and yours) with the most up to date methods available, and follow all industry standard protocols and technology.

We may collect your personal information in the following ways:


The purpose of The LetterWorks is to provide editing services. Because of this, it is necessary for us to collect your content for editing/processing. We will handle it with the utmost care, and endeavor to keep it confidential. We will never publish your content without your expressed written permission. At your request, we will destroy any and all work (both physical and electronic) you have provided to us in a reasonable time period.


If you register for our blog, we will acquire your email address. We will never sell or rent your email address, and utilize it only for the purpose you provided it. You may request to unsubscribe at any time and we will remove your address from our database.

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It is possible that we may need to disclose any stored personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

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We may also disclose your personal information to another third party as part of a reorganization or a sale of the assets of a We will proceed to release this information only after taking steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected. Any third party to which we transfer or sell's assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.

Changes to this Privacy Policy may update this privacy policy. In the event there are significant changes in the way we treat your personally identifiable information, we will display a prominent notice on our web site. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you. If you continue to use the service after notice of changes have been published on our site, you hereby provide your consent to the updated policy.

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