Writing can be an intensely personal experience and an important part of people’s lives. I offer an editing service if you need somebody to look over your manuscript and give you a thorough edit or some advice without trying to make you write like somebody else. I admire all styles of writing and different ‘voices’ but I also love to encourage writers to make their manuscript the best it can be. I offer the following services:
– Structural editing
– Manuscript reports
– Reading and appraisals
– One-on-one meeting to advise on pitching your manuscript to publishers
– Advice on workflow within a publishing house and stages of editing
$400 – 2000-word manuscript appraisal
$475 – 2000-word manuscript appraisal (2-week turnaround)
$175 – 60 – 90 minute publishing meeting which includes pre-reading (advice about how to get published; if you are likely to get published; your options or anything else you wish to discuss. This is a general publishing meeting, not necessarily about the details of the manuscript. I do read the manuscript before the meeting, however, with a view to looking at its potential).
$60 per hour – Copyedit. I usually negotiate this price with longer manuscripts so you are not paying a fortune. You are looking at around $2000 for an 80,000 word manuscript. The copyedit is very comprehensive with line-by-line corrections, annotations, and with succinct structural notes (about 2 pages).
$50 per hour – Proofread.
$70 per hour – Copywriting (print and online including blog and digital media content).
Please email me for further details on rates if you would like to send something to me. I look forward to hearing from you.