I evaluate your proposal (first 50 pages and synopsis), providing feedback on big picture issues. I do not make any notes in the manuscript or synopsis.
Line Edit $.013 per word
I focus on details like sentence structure, word choice/repetition, awkward dialogue, etc.
Sample margin note: "The sentence doesn't flow well. See my suggestion."
*Note: This is not a copy edit.
Developmental/Content Edit $.013 per word
I edit the heart of your manuscript, focusing on plot, pacing, characters, etc. In addition to making smaller notes in the manuscript, I give you a write up that discusses big picture issues, strengths and weaknesses, and suggestions for improvement.
Sample margin note: "This sentence seems out of character for the heroine. See my suggestion."
Sample overall comment: "This plot point happens too far into the manuscript. You've ruined our faith in the hero, and there isn't time to redeem him before the story ends. I suggest..."
Combo Edit $.020 per word
A line and a content edit.
Second Round Edits varies
Another round of edits after you have revised. I can give you a cost estimate after first round edits. (Price is always lower than first round.)
Samples I offer 5 page sample edits, and I can send you several examples of content edit write ups so you get a good idea of the feedback you'll receive.
Policies Notes are made directly in your manuscript file using Tracked Changes.
I ask for half of the fee upfront and half when the project is completed. For services totaling less than $300 or booked less than a month in advance, I require the full fee upfront. I accept Paypal and checks.
When you are booking a project still in the works, I'll use an estimated word count for the deposit. If the project comes in shorter or longer, I will adjust accordingly for the final payment.
While I do not provide copyediting or proofreading services, I will fix any typos or obvious errors I find while editing, because it will drive me crazy if I don't.
Cancellation Policy As long as you cancel before the start date, I will fully refund your deposit. After that, I do not give refunds. I will reschedule at any time without an additional fee.