Melvese & Myhia

Editing & Publishing Service

We are in the process of establishing a publishing company that will allow us to publish our novels and provide services for other authors at reasonable prices. Most publishing companies charge a large lump sum fee before the work is started. We currently edit documents at an hourly rate. Service is provided on a first come, first served basis. We edit all types including books, letters, speeches, school papers, etc. We also type and edit handwritten and voice recorded documents.

Our service allows the author to pay in increments of ten hours or more in the following “Pay As You Go” manner:

  • Author will notify us via e-mail when they are ready to start and specify the maximum amount they wish to pay at that time. (Example: $130 maximum = ten hours)
  • Editor will work on the document without exceeding the specified maximum.
  • An invoice including a time sheet detailing the dates and hours spent editing the document will be sent to the author.
  • Author will pay the total amount due within ten days of receiving the invoice. Payments can be made via money order, PayPal or Venmo.
  • A copy of work done to date may be provided upon payment, if requested.
  • If payment is not made by the due date, the document will be dropped to the end of the first come, first served list.

All editing will first be done via handwritten notes marked on a printed copy of the document, and then those revisions will be made using Microsoft Word. The editor agrees to do the following:

  • Correct spelling, grammatical errors and punctuation 
  • Provide clarity and consistency 
  • Proof direct quote(s) if/when the author provides the editor with the resource of the quote(s) including Bible scriptures
  • Make suggestions to the author related to the quality of the document
  • Communicate with the author regarding the document's content
  • Research, confirm and/or check facts, if requested
  • eBook formatting, if requested
  • Type handwritten or voice recorded text, if requested
  • Convert to PDF format, if requested 

The author will be required to sign an Editing Agreement before work begins. If you have any questions or would like to hire us, please send an e-mail to, submit a message via the contact page or leave a voicemail at 720-390-5179. Melvese will get back to you within 48 hours.