NOTE: Until 2017, I am closed for line editing except for the first five pages, query letters, and synopses (see below). If you need editing services, consider my 2017 revision workshop, which will lead you through a revision of your manuscript or script and is less expensive than hiring a freelance editor. If you’d like a keen editorial eye before 2017, see my associates at MS Editors.
Substantive Edits are available for your entire manuscript, but I recommend them for the beginning of your novel, your query letter, and your synopsis.
Voice Enhancers+Query Critique
- First-Five: Beginning 5 pages, up to 1,500 words—$65
First-Ten: Beginning 10 pages, up to 2,750 words—$95 First-10K: Beginning 10,000 words—$280
For Voice Enhancers, paste your query into the body of an email with the subject line “Voice Enhancer” to querylara [at] gmail [.] com. I will email you instructions for attaching manuscript pages.
- Query letter edit, $35 (includes 3 passes)
- Synopsis critique, $35 (includes 3 passes)
- Query + synopsis critique, $60 (includes 3 passes each)
For Submission Primers, paste your query or synopsis into the body of an email with the subject line “$35 edit” to querylara [at] gmail [.] com
Substantive Edit What it is: Sentence-by-sentence coaching to improve the mechanics, style, and form of your writing (also known as a line edit) What you get: A personal coach to answer your questions about writing and editing Your digital manuscript emailed back to you, formatted in standard industry format Objective changes made for you using the Track Changes feature Explanations for recurring objective changes Subjective or stylistic errors marked and explained Suggestions for improving style while retaining your unique voice A bulleted list of common errors, mistakes, and room for improvement Does not include: Typing services or transfer of a hard copy or audio file to digital media (Document must be received as .doc, .docx, .pages, .rtf, or Google Drive file) Research or fact-checking Ghostwriting Advice on other writing projects When to get it: Whenever you want to improve your writing at the sentence level AND/OR after your complete manuscript has been critiqued How much might it cost? On average, $25 per thousand words* (round up to the nearest 1,000)—click here to get started *If you’ve already traditionally published one or more novels, a substantive edit from me would likely cost significantly less.