Services and Pricing

It's your story, your message, your voice.

I help you shape it, buff it, and polish it, so you can publish your novel with confidence. 

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Developmental Edit

Structural problems dragging down your novel? Want a deep-dive analysis of plot, scenes, characters, themes, and more?

 

Developmental edits focus on the big-picture elements of your novel, including overall structure, relatability and palpability of characters and arcs, creative delivery of your intended message, believability of the fictional world you've created, and more.

 

I'll provide you with an editorial letter about what works well and what needs improvement to tighten and clarify your story and message, as well as a style sheet for consistency. Using page-by-page in-document comments, I'll guide you through revisions while explaining your options and how each decision may affect your readers' experiences. And I offer a post-edit phone call so that you may ask clarifying questions as you prepare for revisions.

Developmental Edit
$2,500 for 50,000 words
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Line Edit

Concerned about the flow of your novel or the effectiveness of language used?

 

Line edits dig into a novel to assess pace and flow, enhance sentence variation and structure, and improve language for clarity. Line edits look for idioms, cliches, and overused words to create an easy-to-read novel. Depending on your unique voice and style, line edits may also focus on the use of passive voice, nonparallel sentence construction, and occurrences of false simultaneity.

 

I'll examine each line in your novel and provide you with a Tracked Changes copy of your manuscript to show suggested changes, as well as a style sheet for consistency. I offer a post-edit phone call so that you may ask clarifying questions as you prepare to work through the suggestions. You decide how many suggestions to accept.

Line Edit
$3,000 for 50,000 words
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Copy Edit

Worried grammatical errors have buried your message? Want help with word choice?

 

Copy edits skim the surface of a novel and involve limited changes. Less intense than line edits, copy edits look for genuine errors rather than stylistic choices and may include the restructuring of some sentences for variation and clarity and suggestions for stronger verb use and word choice, as well as general grammar, word use, mechanics, and syntax. Copy edits ensure an accessible manuscript ready for proofreading.

 

I'll examine each line in your novel and provide you with a Tracked Changes copy of your manuscript and a style sheet for consistency. And I offer a post-edit phone call so that you may ask clarifying questions as you prepare for proofreading and publication.

Copy edit
$1,500 for 50,000 words
Manuscript Evaluation

Worried your novel isn't ready to publish because something feels off? Need peace of mind?

 

Even if you've already worked with beta readers, you may benefit from professional expertise from someone who works with readers and publishers and knows what to expect. Manuscript critique provides a high-level overview of your complete novel, providing you with valuable editorial feedback before you publish. Depending on your novel's needs, the critique may include feedback related to point of view, tone, world building, characters and arcs, plot and sub-plots, themes, and more.

 

I'll read your novel cover to cover, determine what's working and what could use improvement, and provide you with a detailed assessment letter that covers is all. Have specific questions about your novel? Send them to me! I'll address them during the critique. And I offer a post-critique phone call so that you may ask clarifying questions as you prepare for revision or publication.

 

Manuscript Critique: $800 for up to 50,000 words

Package Deals

Worried your novel needs a few services? Not sure where to start?

 

Package deals save you money through multiple-service discounts and save you time looking for editing professionals. Pricing is for one round of each specified service for a novel of up to 50,000 words.

1

The Line Package

$4000

Save $500 when you combine line and copy edits.

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The Development Package $5000

Save $500 when you combine developmental and line edits.

3

The Everything Package $6000

Best Value

Save $1,000 when you combine developmental, line, and copy edits.