EARLY STAGE EDITORIAL SERVICES
30-MINUTE PHONE CONSULTATION: $45
Need a brainstorming partner, or someone to answer your questions? Let me help you spitball ideas! Even if you don’t have pages to show me, you can still pick my brain about your story concept, bounce around your thoughts and concerns, and get instant feedback.
If you already have material on paper, I'm happy to review up to 2,500 words before our call so that you can get the most out of your investment.
Please note that written editing of your pages is not included. All feedback is delivered during the call.
Looking for a longer conversation? I also offer an hourlong call option, which includes up to 5,000 words of review, for $90.
Lastly, clients interested in editorial services may request one free 30 minute phone consultation to discuss their project with me. Fill out my contact form if you're interested in learning more.
BETA READ: $25 PER 10,000 WORDS
While there are certainly free beta reading options out there, professional beta reading guarantees you a timely and thorough response when looking to gauge your readers' first reactions to your work. I’ll read your entire manuscript and give you concise, summarized feedback through a one to two page beta read letter consisting of your key strengths and areas for growth. You can also provide a few specific questions you’d like feedback on. The service is appropriate for manuscripts 10,000 words or longer, and it is assessed at a charge of 0.25 cents per word. As an example, I would charge $25 for a 10,000 word manuscript, $100 for a 40,000 word manuscript, or $200 for an 80,000 word manuscript.
EDITORIAL ASSESSMENT: $100 PER 10,000 WORDS
This service offers much of the same advice as a Content Edit, but it omits the line by line notes and edits in the manuscript itself, instead providing an editorial letter with ten plus pages of condensed, broad stroke feedback. I’ll analyze big picture issues, suggest next steps for revision, and, at the author's request, provide a recommendation for further editing with a quote for proposed services. Since this option skips the time intensive process of editing your manuscript page by page, you benefit from my macro-level feedback on your entire story while investing significantly less funds than a Content Edit would require.
This service is ideal for:
writers who want a more affordable option for receiving feedback on the strength of their manuscript, both at the story and language level
writers who are confident in their novels, and have maybe even submitted them already, but who suspect that a novel-wide issue such as plot, characterization, or writing quality is hindering their progress
writers in the early stages of their manuscript, seeking to glean strengths and liabilities at the beginning of their writing process instead of further down the road
writers who are ready to polish their manuscripts, but who remain unsure what level of editing would most benefit their work
The service is appropriate for manuscripts 10,000 words or longer, and it is assessed at a charge of 1 cent per word. As an example, I would charge $100 for a 10,000 word manuscript, $400 for a 40,000 word manuscript, or $800 for an 80,000 word manuscript.
Thinking about proceeding with a Content, Line, or Substantive Edit after an Editorial Assessment? I'll deduct half the price of your Assessment (0.5 cents per word) from your editing quote.
"Nicole exceeded my expectations as a beta reader. She is intelligent, knows the publishing/literature industry well, and is very quick with getting her projects done without sacrificing the quality of her work. I would highly recommend her for your future project, and I hope to work with her again!"
INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH ME?
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