Have no fear of the pink!
(Get it? Because…I edit in pink…and it’s…ink…)
My editing rates are highly competitive and flexible. I base each fee on the needs of the author, so the longer an individual works with me, the better their rate gets–through writing coaching and editorial progression.
Ideally, my rates end up around $0.008 per word. This price includes two rounds of simultaneous copy- and content-edits, as well as an in-depth writing analysis.
However, I’m pretty flexible. If the author has a very rough draft that will require developmental edits, we might bump it up to $0.012. On the other hand, for a cleaner author who only needs the standard edit, $0.008 works just fine.
My default style guide is Chicago Manual of Style, but I am also familiar with the Associated Press Stylebook. My default dictionary is actually Onelook.com I like to go with a general consensus, when possible.
In addition, I write stellar copy in the form of blurbs and taglines for books. Blurb creation/editing is done at a flat rate of $25 for back cover and website content. Query review is also on the table for the same price.
Hate creating synopses? Well, now you don’t have to! I will create a 4 page synopsis (approximately 1,000 words) for your manuscript for $50. That price drops down to $25, if I am also doing the edits for the work.
Already have a synopsis? I’ll give it a thorough impact review and edit for $25.
Rate Break Down:
$0.012 per word: For one (1) very thorough round of content/copy edits and (2) follow-up editorial rounds for a rough edit. This includes developmental edits, which are typically more in-depth than your standard edits. If your book is expected to need considerably longer than the “standard,” this will be your fee.
$0.008 per word: For one (1) very thorough round of content/copy edits and (2) follow-up editorial rounds for a standard. Please note, if significant changes/adaptions are found to be necessary during the first round of edits at this rate, the per word fee may be adjusted closer toward that of a rough edit.
$0.006 per word: For one (1) single round of content/copy edits. If your book is already edited for content or you are a particularly clean author, this may be your best bet. I will make minor revisions (searching for typos, clarifying sentences) and leave extensive notes on the overall content of the work.
Blurbs and taglines (both, for one low price): Flat rate of $25 for back cover and web content.
Synopsis Creation: Hate creating synopses? 4 page (~1,000) word for your manuscript is $50 if I am not editing it. $25, if I am!
Query Review: Flat rate of $25 for impact review and edit of an existing query letter.
Synopsis Review: Flat rate of $25 for impact review and edit of an editing synopsis.
An initial payment of 50% is due on each edit before editing will begin. Final payment will be made before final draft is released. Authors are responsible for any fees (such as PayPal fees) incurred during the payment process.