A freelance book editor since 2000, Catherine Rankovic established BookEval.com, LLC, as a full-time professional editing, writing and consulting service in 2010 and has since edited 35 hard-copy books and numerous ebooks  plus individual stories, articles, and poems. She is known for her communication with her authors, accuracy, fact-checking, and "teaching"-style approach.


Catherine's fee for all editing and writing services is .25 per word of the original manuscript. Rush or expedited work is $100/hour. This is in the mid-range of the fee schedule printed in the Writer's Market annual. Payment may be made

  • instantly and securely through PayPal, which also accepts credit cards OR
  • by checks made out to "BookEval.com, LLC," which must clear before work will start or continue
You will receive an electronic timesheet of the work done on your manuscript, and time spent on emails, calls, and meetings. A  formal invoice will be sent on request or at year's end.

If you are in business as a writer or publisher, BookEval's services are tax-deductible.

Catherine will treat you as a professional writer, focusing on your work and what you have asked for. Her honest feedback anticipates what publishers and agents may tell you.

Ghostwriting is done for the normal hourly fee.

Same-Day Service and Website Evaluation have their own prices. Private workshops are also available; please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your needs.

"Ballpark" estimates

  • The time required for editing can be estimated only after the editor sees a sample chapter.
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