My hourly rate for editing is $55/hour with a minimum charge of one hour.
Sound like a lot? See the boxes below for a breakdown by word count and service provided.
The Developmental Evaluation includes my assessment of the following:
- Plot (the hook, central conflict, climax & conclusion)
- Grammar & Punctuation
- If the book is part of a series*, any concerns related to the series’ story arc
Developmental Editing provides comprehensive coaching and individualized guidance to improve your storytelling. Because the process is largely creative and can involve significant amounts of revision, including re-writing, rearranging, and reimagining of scenes, few in-line edits are made. Instead, comments bubbles and highlighting may be used to facilitate easier communication between author and editor.
My fee for this service is: $0.05/word
A line edit is a sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph revision of your writing. Using the track changes features of Microsoft Word, I will make in-line edits to improve word choice, sentence flow, paragraph structure, voice, and readability. The time period needed to complete a line edit varies depending on the length and condition of the manuscript, but generally does not exceed three weeks on my end.
My fee for this service is: $0.075/word
Using the track changes feature of Microsoft Word, your manuscript will be copy edited in-line to ensure proper grammar, punctuation, and style. Extraneous words and redundancies will also be addressed to help reduce word count for larger manuscripts.
My fee for this service is: $0.03/word
If you would like feedback on your completed or partially completed manuscript without committing to an edit, I will be happy to provide one for a flat fee.
A Basic Manuscript Evaluation includes my assessment of:
- Overall readability
- Overall cleanliness (grammar, punctuation, style)
- Any plot holes or story killers
- Recommended next steps
This option is good for first drafts or new writers who prefer hiring a private editor over working with a critique group. My fee for this service is $250 for manuscripts up to 85K-words.
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