Editorial Services for Commercial Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult Fiction
The Final Read-Through is my lightest option for writers who are about to self-publish and would like a fresh eye to look at their manuscript to highlight those last little inconsistencies, inaccuracies, and typos in the story. I will approach the book like your reader would; if there's something nagging at me--like a continuity error or a weird turn of phrase, for example--it'll very likely nag at your reader, too.
The Final Read-Through comes with in-document comments and mark-ups but does not include an editorial letter or substantial line edits. It's meant to be the final polish before self-publication--not an in-depth Developmental or Line Edit. This is the perfect option for those who have already completed a thorough round of editing and proofreading, and would like to ensure there's nothing left that will pull their reader out of the story.
Up to 50,000 words: $250
50,001-65,000 words: $300
65,001-80,000 words: $350
80,001-100,000 words: $400
100,001-125,000 words: $450
125,001 words and up: $500
I generally try to avoid rushing through a manuscript unless absolutely necessary as I like to make sure I can give a manuscript the time and attention it deserves. That's why I usually ask for 4 weeks for a full edit. A faster turnaround is possible but not guaranteed. However, if necessary, I do offer an "express service". Since such a short turnaround has an enormous impact on my entire schedule, this needs to be discussed in advance and is subject to a surcharge. (Guaranteed 3-week turnaround = +15%; guaranteed 2-week turnaround = +25%; guaranteed 1-week turnaround = +35%)