Minimum Fee: $100
Rush fee: Depending on need and availability, it may be possible to request an expedited turn around time. Rush fees will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis, but will not be less than $50.
Note: The rates published below are not binding. The following is the guideline I use when drafting a proposal for a project, but every project is unique. Rates and time lines will be adjusted to account for a project’s specific needs.
Full Developmental Edit
Multi-pass reading of the manuscript with in-line notes of reader reaction/perceptions, and an in-depth, detailed edit letter highlighting major manuscript strengths and weaknesses, problem areas, missed opportunities, and suggested solutions (where appropriate). All full developmental edits come with 1 hour of in person or interactive voice (phone, Skype, etc.) consultation. Additionally, up to 10% of the manuscript’s original word count may be resubmitted subsequent to the edit for additional review.
25-50k (2 week turn around): $.045/word
50-80k (1 month turn around): $2,700
80-120k (6 week turn around): $4,000
Every 15K >120 (+2 days turn around): $400
Less in-depth and detailed than the full dev edit, a manuscript review involves a full read of the manuscript with edit letter discussing major manuscript strengths and weaknesses, problem areas, and suggested solutions (where appropriate.) The entire manuscript will be read through once, with some re-reading of sections. Comes with 1 hour of in person or interactive voice (phone, Skype, etc.) consultation.
0-25k (1 week turn around): $.03/word
25-50k (2 week turn around): $.03/word
50-80k (1 month turn around): $1890
80-120k (6 week turn around): $2800
Every 15K >120 (+2 days turn around): $280
Ideal for writers with a body of polished short work. For a teaching review, submit 20-40k of polished text. (Should probably include at least three complete pieces.) Feedback will then come based on the body of work as a whole, noting strengths and weaknesses across pieces, recurring themes or motifs, and observations about authorial style. Will also include suggestions for new challenges, exercises, or themes, and a suggested reading list for further inspiration or insight. Comes with 1 hour of in person or interactive voice (phone, Skype, etc.) consultation. Turn around times 2-3 weeks depending on schedule and total submitted word count.
Just want quick feedback or assistance analyzing or brainstorming a piece? Interested mostly in whether your hook works or your characters are engaging? Book a consultation. Every increment of purchased consultation time gets 15k words and 15 minutes of interactive voice (phone, Skype, etc.) consultation. Only available up to 60k. Turn around times of 2-3 weeks depending on schedule and size of consultation. $150/15k
Need something else?
If you have a specific need that doesn’t seen to fit into one of the offerings on this page, feel free to contact me with a request. Include specific details about what you want (including word counts and time lines!) and your preferred budget. Note: Perusing the EFA’s rates page should help you calibrate your budget.