I offer a free sample edit to new clients who want to “test drive” my services. Send me 4-5 representative pages from your manuscript (1000-1250 words), and I will send back my recommended edits. If you decide we’d make a good team, I can continue with the rest of your manuscript at the rates below.
Fees are calculated on a per-project basis, and they vary depending on the type of editing you hire me to do. (For a description of the different types of editing, please see the Services page.) I will review your document and give you a binding quote before work begins. To give you a general idea of cost, the following are starting per-word fees for the different types of edits. Your actual fee could be higher depending on the condition of your manuscript and the details of the work we agree to.
Developmental Edit: $.025/word
Manuscript Review: $.016/word
Great Start Review: $300 flat fee (up to 12,000 words; above that, add $.023/word)
Line Edit and Mini Line Edit: $.019/word
Copy Edit: $.015/word
Line Edit Plus: $.025/word (save 25% compared to purchasing a line edit and a copy edit separately!)
Payment is accepted by PayPal, check, or credit card (through PayPal - no PayPal account required). For line editing and copy editing, a 25% deposit will be due to schedule your project on my calendar. Another 40% is due after completion of the first pass with the balance due after editing is completed. (The majority of the work in an edit comes in the first pass. That is why I bill for more than half the fee when I am "halfway" through the edit.) For developmental edits, manuscript reviews, and the Great Start Review, 50% is due before work begins with the remainder due at the completion of the edit.