To determine pricing, I ask you to send a 15 page sample of the manuscript for assessment. We will then set up a phone call to discuss what sort of timeline you are looking at to have the edits returned by. If we feel that we’d be a good match, I initiate a contract and request 1/2 the payment upfront. Additional services requested after edits have been returned are available.
All materials should be standard 1 inch margins, 12pt Times New Roman font, double spaced.
|Content Critiques||These include a detailed editorial letter for authors who want insight/feedback on their manuscript—perhaps you’re preparing to go on submission, have had issues finding tangible reasons for why a book is not selling, or are just looking for feedback from an editor with valuable insight and experience in the publishing industry. Authors can elect to have a second read after revisions and/or a follow up phone call for an additional fee.||Pricing begins at $.01 per word|
|Phone or Skype Consultation||This includes follow up phone calls to discuss revisions, brainstorming, questions regarding the publishing industry, and advise on how to take the next steps in reaching your goal.||Pricing is set at $100 per hour|
|Developmental edits||These consist of an extensive edits focusing on the work as a whole. I’ll discuss characterization, theme, pacing, setting, and tone and give suggestions on how to address these issues both in the editorial letter, both through a detailed editorial letter and comments within the manuscript. Authors can elect to have a second read after revisions and/or a follow up phone call for an additional fee.||Pricing begins at $.013 per word|
*Line edits are only available after I’ve done some degree of content critiques or developmental edits on the story.*
Line edits take a deeper look at the prose/dialogue of the manuscript. I look at each sentence isolated and as a part of the paragraph, the scene, the book as a whole. I look for inconsistencies, ambiguous phrasing, repetition, areas where the narration or dialogue could be brought deeper or clarified, etc. Depending on what the author wants, we can look at ways to strengthen/develop the craft of the prose. For example, pointing out filter phrasing, garbage words, etc… Authors can elect to set up a follow up phone call for an additional fee.These do not include copy edits. I will note grammatical issues as I see them, but I am not a copy editor.
|Pricing begins at $.016 per word|
|Combination Edits||*These are provided on a case-by-case basis. Mostly reserved for anthology and short stories* I will do two rounds of edits. The first includes the Developmental/Content edits described above. The second includes Line Edits, plus follow up notes on the revisions you have made based off the first round of edits. Authors can elect to have a second read after revisions and/or a follow up phone call for an additional fee.||Pricing begins at $.03 per word|