Fiction Services

Fiction Services

Evaluating a Manuscript: You finished your rough draft and need someone to look it over. You want to know what they love and what confused them. You need a beta-reader who has your back and will tell you when you can get your story back with notes. See what evaluating a manuscript entails here.
Interested in manuscript evaluation? Email me now!

$20-30/hr. (or approx. $0.02/word, based on 5 ms pg/hr.)

 

Developmental Editing: You went through the rough draft and fixed all the glaring errors but now you’re a little stuck about where the story is heading and need someone to assist you. Or perhaps you haven’t written a draft at all but you have a concept or an outline but want someone to pore over all the stuff you’ve committed to writing and help you get it into draft form. See what developmental editing entails here.
Interested in developmental editing? Email me now!

$25-35/hr. (or approx. $0.04 – 0.06/word, based on 2.5 ms pg/hr.)

 

Substantive Editing: You’ve gone through the rough draft (or subsequent drafts) and you need someone to read through it for clarity with an eye for adding to, subtracting from, or rearranging the story. See what substantive editing entails here.
Interested in substantive editing? Email me now!

$20-40/hr. (or approx. $0.03-0.06/word, based on 2.5 ms pg/hr.)

 

Copyediting You’re done. You’ve labored over drafts. Your friends have labored over drafts. Your editor has labored over drafts. Now you need someone to look at the story with fresh eyes to check all the fun grammatical details. See what copyediting entails here.
Interested in copyediting? Email me now!

Light – Medium = $20-30/hr. (approx. $0.01 – 0.02/word, based on 7 ms pg./hr.)

Heavy = $30-40 / hr. (approx. $0.03 – 0.04/word, based on 4 ms pg)

Fiction Services, the gory details


Evaluating a Manuscript

  • Reading and reviewing an unpublished story and preparing a written report about the work that addresses the author’s (or client’s) concerns like flow of the story, characters, and dialogue.
  • Compiling suggestions of places that publish similar stories or agents seeking similar materials
  • Best for rough drafts

Interested in manuscript evaluation? Email me now!

$20-30/hr. (or approx. $0.02/word, based on 5 ms pg/hr.)

Developmental Editing

  • Working with a client and/or an author of a story to develop a manuscript from a concept, outline, and/or draft
  • Making suggestions about content, organization, and presentation, based on the analysis of competing works, comments or expert reviews, the client’s market analysis, and other appropriate references
  • Best for first or second drafts

Interested in developmental editing? Email me now!

$25-35/hr., (or approx. $0.04 – 0.06/word, based on 2.5 ms pg/hr.)

Substantive Editing

  • Identifying and solving problems of overall clarity on continuity
  • Reorganizing paragraphs, sections, or chapters to improve its presentation
  • Consulting with others about issues of concern
  • Incorporating responses to queries and suggestions and creating a new draft of the document
  • Best for first or second drafts

Interested in substantive editing? Email me now!
$20-40/hr. (or approx. $0.03-0.06/word, based on 2.5 ms pg/hr.)

Copyediting

  • Correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage while preserving the meaning and voice of the original work
  • Checking for or imposing a consistent style and format
  • Best for your final draft

Interested in copyediting? Email me now!

Light – Medium = 0-10 errors/ms pg. on average, $20-30/hr. (approx. $0.01 – 0.02/word, based on 7 ms pg./hr.)

Heavy = 11+ errors /ms pg. on average, $30-40 / hr. (approx. $0.03 – 0.04/word, based on 4 ms pg)

Testimonials

“I’m so glad that I had Jacqui do the first round of edits for a workbook of mine that I was about to self-publish on Amazon. She was able to clean up all the grammar and formatting issues while leaving my voice in tact. She also turned it around right quick and was a pure pleasure to work with. Highly recommend her for all your editing needs!”

Michelle Ward, The When I Grow Up Coach, An Effective Escape

“Jacqui really helped me to see what was important in the introduction of my characters to the reader. She showed me how to eliminate “fluff” and get to what was really important. I also learned about formatting mistakes I was making since I had learned proper typing rules which do not apply when you’re putting together a book. This will make it easier for an editor to focus on other items to make the novel the best product it can be. Thank you so much, Jacqui!”

Amber Rhinesmith, writer, No Fury Like