Whether you have a full manuscript or a partial, a novel or a work of nonfiction, I charge by the word for line editing and a flat rate for a manuscript evaluation.

Clients and companies seeking my freelance editing services for specific projects: please ask me about hourly rates.

Manuscript Evaluation

Most Popular!

A general manuscript evaluation is available, which consists of a full and thorough read of your manuscript, including specific feedback in writing about the writing, story, characters, market appeal (if applicable), and overall ideas for improvement. The evaluation is given in the form of a feedback letter, as well as specific page notes within the manuscript using Word’s Tracked Changes. I can also offer suggestions on how to proceed with your manuscript, answer questions, give advice about finding an agent that would be a good match for you and your project, and explain the publication process. Anything you want to know, just ask! This is not as detailed as a full content/heavy edit. A sample evaluation is available upon request.

Manuscript EvaluationBest Value

$ 2800

Fiction or Nonfiction ManuscriptUp to 110,000 words

Basic Editorial Services

Content/Heavy Editing

A heavy edit involves editing for broader story elements like organization, plot, character development, and structure. How substantial the edit will be depends on the condition of the writing itself. A good editor will improve the overall manuscript, eliminating any issues that would lead an agent to say, “Well, I liked the writing, but the characters weren’t appealing,” or “I loved the plot, but the pacing was way too slow.” Get these problems solved right off the bat!

Content/Line Editing

$ .06

Per Word

Query Letter & Synopsis

Query Letter Review/Edit

A solid query letter is essential to get an agent’s attention. I know what works, what doesn’t, and how to get your query noticed.

Synopsis Review/Edit

Most agents require a one- or two-page synopsis. This is a bare bones summary of the scenes in the book. The query sells the book, the synopsis describes it.

Query Letter

$ 250

Per LetterReview & Edit

Synopsis

$ 300

Per SynopsisReview & Edit

Query + SynopsisBest Value

$ 500

Per SetReview & Edit

Next Steps…

Deposit

A 50% deposit is required to schedule my services. I send invoices for the remaining amounts. We can discuss what a comfortable payment plan is for you.

Contract

We will discuss the requirements of the project, the cost, the time frame, and will sign a standard editorial contract. No changes to price or negotiated terms will be made without contacting you first.