Services

I offer a number of different editing packages to cater for projects at all stages of development. Prices start from $200 — please contact me for tailored package pricing.

Beautiful Beginnings

General early stage/partial manuscript assessment

You supply:

– A one-page synopsis of your entire story (even if you haven’t written it yet!)

– The first 1-3 chapters (no more than 10,000 words)

Manuscript Makeover provides:

– A one-page report on the strengths and weaknesses of your story so far, as well as general feedback/advice on story and character development

 

The Full Monty

General full manuscript assessment

You supply:

– Your finished manuscript of up to 90,000 words (please contact me for longer manuscripts)

Manuscript Makeover provides:

– A 3-5 page report on your book’s strengths and weaknesses, plus general guidance on areas for improvement.

*** Discounts available for clients seeking a Full Monty assessment of a completed manuscript that has previously had a Beautiful Beginnings early stage/partial manuscript assessment***

 

Proof it to me

Full manuscript copy edit

You supply:

– Your finished manuscript of up to 90,000 words (please contact me for longer manuscripts)

Manuscript Makeover provides:

A technical assessment that focuses on and corrects your completed manuscript’s spelling, grammar, punctuation and syntax; checks facts and/or flags incorrect or doubtful statements; and provides consistency in spelling (eg US vs Australian), numerals, capitalisation and italics.

(Please note: A copy edit does not address creative elements of your work, such as structure or character development. For this, please see our ‘Lay it on the Line’ package.)

 

Lay it on the Line

Full manuscript line edit

You supply:

– Your finished manuscript of up to 90,000 words (please contact me for longer manuscripts)

Manuscript Makeover provides:

A line edit – sometimes also called a structural edit – gives a practical, specific and highly-detailed assessment of your completed manuscript’s creative structure, style, character development, language use and tone.

(Please note: A line edit does not correct spelling errors, grammar, syntax or other technical elements. For this, please see our ‘Proof it to Me’ package.)

 

Lay it on the Line + Proof it to Me 

Full manuscript line edit + copy edit

A thorough line/structural edit and copy edit for completed manuscripts of up to 90,000 words (if you have a longer manuscript, please contact me.)

 

Second Glance 

Second or subsequent draft assessment

– Second/subsequent assessments/edits for clients whose manuscript has previously had a Full Monty assessment or Lay it on the Line edit.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

  • Please allow 2-4 weeks for manuscript assessments
  • Please allow 4-6 weeks for line and copy edits
  • Payment of a 50% non-refundable deposit is required before work will commence
  • Full payment is due within 30 days of receipt of final assessment report

 

 

 

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