Manuscript Critique: .008¢ per word ($800 for 100,000 words)

If you belong to a writing group, chances are your critique partners will provide you with confirmation that your story is on track, as well as constructive criticism about where it is not working. If no one other than friends and family have read your book, I suggest a manuscript critique. With a critique, I will read through your completed story and provide you with a report on the following:

Areas of strength

Areas needing more development (characters, plot, etc.) and some possible ideas/suggestions

Examination of goal, motive, and conflict

Notes on theme, structure, pacing, and writing craft

Line editing or copy editing are NOT included

Line editing: .008¢ per word ($800 for 100,000 words)

This is a line-by-line edit of your work to address the story on a sentence level. This is very helpful for highlighting inconsistencies that may bump the reader out of the book. This pass includes a copy edit. This is perfect for the first-time author who has had critique partners provide input. The following items are included: 

Issues such as discrepancies in the timeline, character descriptions, and plot holes are pointed out
Verification & revision of factual inconsistencies or suspected errors
Revision of awkward, wordy passages
Major structural issues are NOT included

Copy editing: .006¢ per word ($600 for 100,000 words)

If your work has been critiqued and line edited, this pass addresses the following: 

Correct errors in capitalization, hyphenation, spelling, grammar, and punctuation on a sentence-by-sentence level 

Query to clarify word choice or terms that may be unfamiliar to readers
Query factual inconsistencies or suspected errors
Story issues and structural problems are NOT included

Manuscript critique and line editing may be combined for .015¢ per word.

I will complete an additional read-through free of charge after the author has had a chance to accept or reject suggested changes. This prevents errors being introduced during the editing process.

Payment information

After we have discussed your project, I will give you an estimate for the time required and cost of services. I require 50% at the start of a project and the balance to be paid once work is completed. 

Fees for projects other than books are determined on an individual basis.