Fast Turnaround Manuscript Critique or Developmental Edit Available

Howdy folks. Due to a client rescheduling an edit, I have an open spot in the beginning of July for a manuscript critique or developmental edit (possibly two spots, depending on length, because the delayed edit is what they call an “absolute unit” of a book).

Let me tell you a little bit about my services.

How much does it cost?

Since it’s such short notice, I’m offering 10% off a critique or 25% off a developmental edit. The manuscript critique rate will be $4.50 per 1,000 words, and the developmental edit rate will be $9 per 1,000 words.

What’s the difference between a manuscript critique and a developmental edit?

My manuscript critiques come in the form of an editorial letter discussing big picture issues such as character development, plot, pacing, structure, voice, genre appropriateness, subtext, etc. I’ll also talk about what I think is working and will offer clear, actionable feedback that you can consider when going on to revise your manuscript. The critique is usually 1-2 pages of feedback per 10,000 words, though it varies from book to book.

The developmental edit is the more in depth version. It includes in-document edit suggestions and feedback inserted as comments using track changes, along with a 1-5 page editorial letter. With this option, you’ll receive feedback on a page-by-page (and sometimes line-by-line) basis rather than by chapter. I also provide complementary typo-catching and some line editing, particularly when I want to show examples of how you might refine your narrative flow and voice.

What’s the payment schedule?

For both services, I charge half up front with the rest due upon delivery of the critique or edit.

How do I book a spot?

Use the form below. I’m happy to answer any additional questions you might have, and if you’re interested I’d love to hear about your book!


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