I offer three levels of manuscript editing:
Complete Read and Editorial Letter: Just like it says, this is a complete read of the manuscript and a detailed letter discussing any issues I found regarding plot, characters, setting, pacing, etc. You will also receive an electronic copy of the manuscript with the embedded comments/notes I use to compose the letter for your review. This level starts at a fee of $1000.00 for a novel of up to 100,000 words, with an additional $100.00 fee per 10,000-word increment above that. Depending on the manuscript length, I typically have the manuscript read and letter finished approximately 4-6 weeks after the contract is signed and I receive the electronic version of the manuscript.
Complete Read and Line-edit of Manuscript: Using Track Changes in Microsoft Word, I review through the manuscript in detail, inserting comments and line-edits throughout. This level starts at $1,500.00 for a novel of up to 100,000 words, with an additional $250.00 fee per each 10,000-word increment above that. Depending on the length of the manuscript, I typically have the read and edit finished approximately 6-8 weeks after the contract is signed and I receive the electronic version of the manuscript.
Manuscript Line-Edit: If a client wishes to have their manuscript line-edited only (no editorial comments), that service is $0.01/word.
Note: If an author chooses the Read and Editorial Letter option, then afterward decides to return for the Read and Line-Edit after their revision, they are not charged the full fee for the line-edit, but a pro-rata fee that takes into account the previously paid amount for the read and editorial letter package. The additional length rate still applies to the Line-Edit, however.
Payment: Payment is divided into two parts: the first half of the complete amount is due on signature of the contract. The second half is due upon delivery of the agreed-upon edit materials to the client.