Fees & Terms

FEES

You’ll receive my best-guess estimate of the likely total charges after I see at least a representative portion of your manuscript and we have a chance to talk about your aims for it.  To give you a very rough idea of what the damage might be, the range for each of my “service levels” for an 80,000-word novel would be about as follows:

1. HIGH LEVEL ASSESSMENT AND REVISION NOTES

Reality Check and Next Steps
$750 – $1000

2. DEVELOPMENTAL EDIT

Partial Line Edit + Marginal Notes + Editorial Letter
$1700 – $2100

3. FULL SUBSTANTIVE EDIT

Full Line Edit + Marginal Notes + Editorial Letter
$2400 – $2900

TERMS

I’ll ask for payment of 1/3 of my best-guess estimate up front. When we finish, you’ll receive an invoice for the outstanding balance, payable by check or PayPal within 15 days.