Editorial Services

If you need help on a manuscript in development, or for shorter pieces; if you are bogged down and don't have the time or expertise to write or edit a particular project; or have any other editorial needs that require a personal, creative, careful approach, perhaps we can work together.

I am an experienced, thoughtful editor, and I work with writers of fiction or nonfiction.

My rates are reasonable and I have many satisfied clients. I'm flexible, reliable, and professional. As a working writer myself, I hate to see other writers waste time or money, so if I'm not a good match I'll say so, and if possible, refer you on to someone else.

To find out if I'm a good match for your needs, we first talk. There's never a fee for an initial phone consultation.  

2017 Fees

Book-length manuscripts

Full Editorial Package – up to 280* pages - $890
 - includes complete reading; on-text notes and editing suggestions/feedback on *big picture* issues; structure and organizational recommendations; craft and story analysis and suggestions; an comprehensive editorial summary report (about 5-8 single-spaced pages); three telephone calls (one before, one during, one after); unlimited emails for a few weeks after return of material.
-    Additional pages $2.50/ each
    Line and copy edits (punctuation, usage, grammar, spelling, etc.), additional $1.25/page
    Additional fees apply if manuscript requires major re-organization, cutting many thousands of words, or other significant issues.

The Read and Report Only package – up to 280* pages - $250
- Includes close reading of full manuscript; summary report (approx 2-3 pages); two phone calls (before & after), limited emails.
Additional pages $1.75/ each

(*300 words = one page)

Combination Read/Report, then Full Editorial Packages: Many clients opt to first utilize the Read and Report Only package, then to complete revisions, and then undertake the Full Editorial Package. Discounted rate available when reserving both in advance.

Individual pieces of (short) writing
$ 6.50 per original page
$ 3.50 per revised page (second / subsequent versions)

Telephone/Skype: $80/ hr
In-person:  $ 95 / hr

Coaching:  $325 / month (any consecutive 4-week period)
- Customized for each client.
-  May include any/all: telephone calls; strategic goal setting; productivity/accountability check-ins; detailed editorial feedback for up to 12,000 words (approx 42 pages); unlimited email exchanges; two in-person meetings (if client is local or visiting area); specific craft advice, lessons, resources; writing exercises/prompts; submissions consultation.
- Appropriate for writers working on: essays, short stories, blog posts/blog development, short memoir pieces, poems, full novel or memoir manuscripts, chapbook organization/submission, anthology development/editing, book ideas in development, MFA research/applications/portfolios, columns, freelance strategies/querying/ submissions, book marketing/publicity, etc.

You can reserve coaching directly at my Coaching Page.

Other Services – custom priced, after email and/or phone discussion:
-   - Ghostwriting (blog posts, as-told-to, essays, chapters, books, social media posts)
-    - Editing (anthology pieces or full manuscripts, website copy, articles, dissertations, etc.)
-     - Editing and/or feedback, consultation for: MFA portfolios; query letters; synopses; book proposals; marketing materials.
-     - Writing (features; interviews; criticism; web copy; corporate/marketing/business materials; press releases; testimonials; newsletters)
-    - Anything else you can think of—if it involves words.    

       To get started, drop me an email.

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