Editorial Rates and Writing Fees

Full Manuscript Developmental Editing

Developmental editing is a comprehensive process that reviews the major backbone of your manuscript while also looking at the details, then figuring out how it all works together. It is a global approach with local line edits throughout the manuscript that lead to revision and rewriting to create a solid draft. Developmental editing is the first editing step in getting a ready-to-read manuscript.

Rates:

  • Picture Book/Early Reader* (up to 1,500 words) – price varies
  • Early Chapter Book (up to 5,000 words) $550
  • Chapter Book (up to 10,000 words) $750
  • Middle Grade Novel (up to 50,000 words) $1,450
  • Young Adult Novel (up to 80,000 words) $1,950
  • Creative non-fiction, short stories, blog posts, poetry and other compositions – $85/hour
Full Manuscript Editorial Assessment

An Editorial Assessment is a great way to get an overview of your WIP. The assessment comes in the form of a separate document with extensive notes on the manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses, and how to improve.There are few, if any, notes within the manuscript. This global critique will take into account the format, age of the readership, market standards, the craft and literary art of the manuscript.

Rates:

  • Picture Book/Early Reader* (up to 1,500 words) – $175
  • Early Chapter Book (up to 5,000 words) $250
  • Chapter Book (up to 10,000 words) $375
  • Middle Grade Novel (up to 50,000 words) $950
  • Creative non-fiction, short stories, blog posts, poetry and other compositions – $85/hour
Work-for-Hire Writing and Editing

Web content, Blogs, SEO articles, Creative fiction or non-fiction for online, professional, or personal use

  • Editing Rates – $85/hour
  • Writing Rates – $125/hour

Email me for a per word-count quote.

Phone Consultation

Consultation for up to one hour to chat about your manuscript, synopsis, query. We can bounce around ideas, or talk about publishing options and the market. I will review up to 2000 or 4000 words respectively

  • 30-minute phone consultation – $85 with up to 2000 words of review material
  • 1-hour phone consultation – $150 with up to 4000 words of review material