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1. First-chapter critique & edit: (up to 15 pages): Does your novel get off to a running start, does it compel reading? (like critiques on Flogging the Quill, but much more detailed line editing and deeper critique). Up to 15 pages for $50

2. Read & Critique: a thorough reading of the entire manuscript, annotation on the manuscript (Word and WordPerfect users only), and detailed notes on plot, characterization, and any narrative strengths or issues. $350.

Note: this fee applies to a full story edit if you choose to go that route after the critique.

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3. Full story edit: editing on all aspects of the novel that involves two complete journeys through the manuscript, an exhaustive line edit, coaching and instruction throughout the manuscript, plus a comprehensive critique letter.

Good Writer rate for writing and storytelling that shows strong promise of reaching a publishable level is $15 per 1000 words. Multiply your word count times .015 to compute the fee. The fee for a 90,000-word manuscript would be $1,350.

Coaching rate: For writers who need more intensivecoaching and line editing, my rate is between $20 and $25 per 1000 words, depending on how much work I anticipate from the sample, if I decide to take you on.

Typically, I require 50% before beginning a full manuscript edit, but the remainder is not due until the edit is finished, and I can work with you on a payment plan.