Nonprofit Editing

Why Nonprofits Need Editing

Your mission drives you. Let us help communicate it to the world.

We offer specialized editing services for nonprofits and museums, philanthropies, and small organizations. Our clients typically need editing for their marketing content and press releases, blog posts and website content, exhibition catalogues and didactics, museum guides, and social media. These projects tend to have multiple parts (e.g., essays written by different authors) and longer timelines.

Flatpage provides high-quality editing with a fast turnaround and unlimited availability!

Our editors have specialized training and years of experience as manuscript editors. Many of our editors have also worked in nonprofits, museums, and businesses.

Manuscript Editing Services

Line / Stylistic Editing

Line editing is used to address the style of your writing so that it has maximal impact. Our line editors are experts at the craft of writing and have published widely themselves. We can help you maintain a consistent tone, improve word choice, identify text to be cut/pruned or expanded upon, and write clear sentences in native English.


Copyediting involves a rinse of your manuscript, with attention to grammar, punctuation, and mechanics (i.e., conforming it to house style or manual like the Chicago Manual of Style). Whether you’re an ESL writer or just need your manuscript formatted, this service will ensure that you deliver a clean document to your respective publisher or editor.


Proofreading is the final stage in the publication process and is reserved for minor typos and consistency between manuscript sections on page proofs. By the time you are ready for a proofread, your manuscript should have already gone through a content (developmental) edit and a copyedit. This service will ensure that your manuscript is publication-ready.


Note that the rates for line editing do not include front/back matter or citations/bibliographies. Minimum purchase $100. Per-word rates begin at 3,001 words with a minimum budget of $200.

Service Details

Line Edit
Improve word choice and syntax of sentences; address overall flow of writing; ensure consistent voice and tone
$0.06/word (up to 50k words); $0.05/word (50k words and up)

Short-Form Line Editing (Purchase Online)
For short documents under 3,000 words (e.g., blog posts, short essays, proposals, cover letters)

Minimum purchase $100. Per-word rates begin at 3,001 words with a minimum budget of $200.

Service Details

Light Copyedit
Correct grammar and punctuation, apply style guide to text and citations

Medium Copyedit
Correct grammar and punctuation; improve word choice or voice; apply style guide to text and correct citations

Heavy Copyedit
Correct language, grammar, and punctuation; reformat text; apply style guide to text; overhaul citations

Short-Form Copyediting (Purchase Online)
For short documents under 3,000 words (e.g., cover letters, proposals, statements)

Minimum project budget $200.

Service Details

Basic Proofread
$0.03 per word

Apply style to foot/endnotes and/or bibliography (CMoS, APA, MLA, others)
$1.50/citation (not per note)

Convert biblio <-> notes
$2.50/note citation

One of the last stages in publishing academic and nonfiction books, but also the stage requiring special expertise. Priced per indexable page (PDF page proofs only; count includes body text/foot- or endnotes/illustrations/appendices but does not include front/back matter/bibliography)

Manuscript Formatting
Correcting layout issues, including front matter, pagination, figures and tables, headings, and page margins according to a style guide (e.g., CMoS, APA, or university guidelines)

$0.90 per word

Our writers will work with you to produce the content you need: website copy, marketing copy, blog posts, social media content, and more. This service includes a call with our writer to discuss your needs, after which the writer will produce a draft based on your specs. Ghostwriting services include one round of revisions to the draft based on your comments.

Service Details

We are also happy to discuss customized packages, for example a round of line editing plus a round of copyediting on the same text(s). Proofreading is charged separately.

Additional Services


Work with an expert writer to craft content

Short-Form Writing

For social media, blogs, and other short writing

Our Clients

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