services/rates

I may not be able to guarantee you rep BUT I can guarantee you will put your best book forward!

With 13 years of publishing experience, I am now offering my editorial services to all female authors! My specialty has always been reality-based, girl-centric YA–I believe in truthful storytelling, even if/when hard to tell/read. But I also enjoy awkward, goofy, light-hearted romances (including chick lit or beach reads) and fun-filled adventures as well as bone-chilling, spooky stories and quirky paranormal or fantastical tales.

SERVICES/RATES:

  • Query Letter

Query letters are a different animal than the actual book. They can be hard to write. Let me help you polish yours! (Trust me, I’ve read plenty–I know what works/what doesn’t!) For $175 flat, I’ll help you suss out the vital info.

  • Developmental Read (Partials and Fulls)

This is my favorite kind of edit–looking at character, dialogue, plot, and pacing. A good developmental read might cut/rearrange/entirely reshape the manuscript; it can be hard for authors to accept this criticism but it will make a stronger book. (However, if your manuscript is already great, this read confirms it–not much work will need to be done/suggested.) A developmental read is pretty much the last read you need before a copy edit/proofread. All of this is done via Track Changes within the manuscript.

(Partial reads are at least 50 pages for $.020/per word and fulls are $800 flat. On average, fulls give you more value for your money…)

  • Developmental Read (Ideas Week Discount)

If you choose an idea from my ‘ideas week’ on Tumblr, I give a 50% discount! (So the total is split in half. Only $400 for a full!)

  • Developmental Read (Short Stories, Essays, and Articles)

I will help you edit your shorter fiction or shorter nf for .020/per word.

  • Light Proofreading

I am by no means a ‘proofreader’ from a publishing house so I am offering light proofreading–ensuring there are no spelling or punctuation mistakes–for $30/hour total due upon completion.

  • Consulting

I can be persuaded to help with sub lists–I won’t create one for you but I’ll help narrow down what agencies might be best if you have a list already/have done the homework required. For $45/hour, total due on completion, let my expertise help you query the right people for your book.

  • Brainstorming sessions cost a $20 flat fee.

 

I realize this is an investment and therefore can work with you regarding payment, if need be; however, no matter what price is discussed, flat fees are paid upfront. (Also, if you don’t see a service you need, please email/ask!)

REMEMBER, YOU ARE THE BOSS HERE AND THESE ARE JUST MY SUGGESTIONS–YOU CAN TAKE ‘EM OR LEAVE ‘EM AS YOU SEE FIT.