Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

An editorial letter provides notes on the main points of the story, including character development, world building, and plot, all synthesized into one separate document. This is a broad look at your book, addressing overarching problems.

  • For manuscripts up to 30,000 words: $150
  • For manuscripts up to 60,000 words: $300
  • For manuscripts 60,000-80,000 words: $375
  • For manuscripts 80,000-100,000 words: $450
  • For manuscripts above 100,000 words: Please get in touch for a quote.

Keep in mind:
No in-line comments will be included with the editorial letter.
This is a special package for authors who are ready to query agents or publishers. This package will look at your query, synopsis, and opening pages, helping you snag that agent or publisher offer.

  • Query and synopsis only: $50
  • Query, synopsis, & 10 manuscript pages (~2,500 words): $100
  • Query, synopsis, & 30 manuscript pages (~7,500 words): $175

Keep in mind:
The submission materials prices include a synopsis of up to 5 pages.

The following services are charged at an hourly rate, because we feel that is most fair to our clients. We will provide an estimate for your project based on our hourly rate, the length of your project, and the sample pages. Your final invoice will reflect the actual time spent, counted by the quarter-hour.

For a look at standard industry rates, please click here.

Interested in a per-word rate? Read this post first.

This is the most intense form of editing, which considers the story as a whole to ensure a seamless, engrossing plot told with realistic yet captivating characters. This stage will most drastically reshape your story, suggesting reorganization and the removal/addition of sections, or entire scenes, and offering specific recommendations to improve the overall depth and quality of your plot, world building, and characters.

Keep in mind:
Developmental editing includes both concrete, in-line suggestions and a detailed editorial letter.
COPY EDITING: $55/hour
This round of editing meticulously goes through your text, polishing word choice and style, correcting any problems with grammar or syntax, and catching any inconsistencies remaining from the revision process.

Keep in mind:
Copy editing assumes that problems of plot, world building, or characterization have been handled in previous rounds of editing.
This is the final polish done to catch typos, lingering grammatical mistakes, and basic formatting issues, performed once the content itself does not need any correction. To ensure fresh eyes for your project’s proofreading, if one of our editors performed your developmental or copy edit, the other would perform your proofread.

Keep in mind:
If any of your content will change, hold off on having your text proofread, as it will need to be proofread again once those changes are incorporated.
Poetry, Nonfiction, and Academic Writing

We provide meticulous proofreading for everything from blog posts and journal articles to textbooks and poetry at our standard proofreading rate of $35/hour.

If you are interested in more detailed editing for your poetry or academic writing, specifically on the subjects of literature, English, or creative writing and related fields, please contact us for a quote.