I'm happy to provide a free sample edit of your first pages to ensure we're a good fit. Please contact me for more information.
$0.011 per word I'll read your partial or full manuscript and provide a written report containing big picture feedback on your novel. The report will include an evaluation of the major elements of your novel, including overall plot as well as how major/minor events intersect and serve the larger story, worldbuilding, character development, character relationships, thematic elements, conceptual elements (such as supernatural/sci-fi concepts), voice and pacing/overall narrative arc. I'll outline what's not working and explain why, suggesting ways to improve in each area and sections to cut/expand.
$0.028 per word My line edit will focus on the strength of your language in telling your story. I will make changes to word choice/language/structure to improve clarity, coherence, and voice, even where no errors exist. Additionally, using the comments feature in Word, I will point out areas that are unclear, ambiguous, repetitive, contradictory, or require more explanation and explain why.
$0.018 per word I will comb the manuscript for errors in grammar/spelling/usage/internal inconsistencies in spelling/language. The copyedit will correct true errors only, and does not include changes to storytelling. Please read my FAQ for more information on the difference between a copyedit and line edit.
$3 per 1,000 words A less comprehensive overview than a developmental edit, this will be a letter of no more than 4 pages assessing the strengths and weaknesses regarding the major elements (including plot, characters, worldbuilding) and potential paths to take to resolve them.
$36/hour I will work closely with you to tell the story you want to tell. I can work from your outline and/or conversations about your ideas, or enhance your existing manuscript with additional scenes. From the outline stage, we'll communicate about the important elements you want incorporated, the message you want to share with readers, and the tone you want your book to carry.
Query Letter Critique
$90 I'll review your query letter and provide feedback on structure, brief synopsis, voice, comp titles, and overall pitch.
Query Letter and Sample Pages Critique
$180 I'll review your query letter and provide feedback on structure, brief synopsis, voice, comp titles, and overall pitch. Additionally, I'll provide big picture feedback on your first 10 sample pages, which will include a critique of the opening exposition, characterization, plot, and dialogue.