Editing ServicesFull manuscript editing: spelling, punctuation, structure of sentences, adjective and verb agreement, correct tense and word usage, order of words within the sentence, etc. Consistency of action, believability of characters and factual errors.
Every writer will be at a different stage in the development of his writing skills. A debut novelist working on his first manuscript, for example, may require a far greater degree of assistance than do those more experienced in the craft. After reading the first few chapters of a writer’s manuscript, I will be better able to establish the kind of assistance required, and quote a price accordingly.
PRICING AND TERMS OF SERVICE (indicative only):
Flat rates: Novel length manuscripts (Includes blurbs
for back cover or book description online)US $450 for manuscripts up to 50,000 words.
US $550 for manuscripts up to 70,000 words
US $650 for manuscripts up to 100,000 words.
US $800 for manuscripts over 100,000 words.
(Includes blurbs for back cover or book description
online)Terms: $50 up front then 50% of balance after first revision. Balance paid on completion.
A 10% discount is offered to clients using UK spelling.
$100 up to 5,000 words
$200 from 5,001 to 10,000
$300 from 10,001 to 20,000
$400 from 20,000 to novel length
Depending on the subject matter, these will be quoted on an individual basis. In general, prices will be approximately 50% above those
for fiction of a comparable length.