Are your opening pages engaging? Is your query hooking its readers? Are your craft and big picture elements reaching their full potential?
I offer a wide selection of editorial services, helping you navigate whatever questions you may face during your writing and editing process.
Struggling with your story concept and need a brainstorming session? Let me help you spitball ideas! If you already have something on paper, I am happy to review material in preparation for our call.
PERFECTING YOUR PITCH
As a former editorial acquisitions member for publishing houses and literary magazines, I'm very familiar with pitching. I'll share my thoughts on your query, including your attention-grabbing "hook," the concept of your "book," and the presentation of your bio or "cook" so your query can stand out.
Preparing to submit to an agent or publishing house? Then polish your submission package with in-depth query letter feedback, synopsis notes, and content and line editing on your first ten pages of prose. Don't rush into querying before you're ready--make sure your submission is the best it can be!
CONTENT AND LINE EDITING
Also called "substantive editing," this content and line edit service is the most hands-on, time-consuming, transformative option I offer. From the first page of your manuscript to the last, my margin notes and feedback will improve your ability to self-edit and revise, helping you to strengthen your writing for the rest of your writing life.
Want to keep errors from slipping through the cracks? My proofreading service checks your manuscript for lingering errors or typos that may have been missed (or introduced) during the revision and editing process.
Want to make sure your story is on the right track before you begin editing? I'll read your entire manuscript and provide detailed, summarized feedback through an editorial letter of ten plus pages. With a focus on big picture elements like characterization, plot, tension, and writing style, I’ll give you suggestions and advice for any rewrites while illustrating with select examples pulled directly from your text.
Just starting out and looking for first impressions of 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.
BUILD YOUR OWN SERVICE
Not finding the service you're looking for? Let me know, and we can design a custom service together.
"Nicole is knoweldgeable, caring, and truly wants to help. She is a talented lady who will be a treasure to anyone needing her abilities, which are vast."
RATES FOR CONSULTING SERVICES
These rates are flat, not dependent on word count or samples.
30-Minute Phone Consultation: $45
Hourlong Phone Consultation: $90
Query Letter Feedback: $100
Outline Feedback: $120
Query Letter and Synopsis Feedback: $200
Submission Package: $300
These rates are based solely on word count.
Beta Read: $25 per 10,000 words
Editorial Assessment: $100 per 10,000 words
RATES FOR MANUSCRIPT EDITING SERVICES
In addition to dependency on word count, many of these rates vary from project to project based on manuscript needs (as determined by a sample edit). The below estimates show the average quote range for manuscripts, using 10,000 words as a baseline.
Content editing: between $200 and $600 per 10,000 words
Line editing: between $150 to $400 per 10,000 words
Content and line editing: between $250 and $800 per10,000 words
Copyediting: between $100 and $200 per 10,000 words
Proofreading: $100 per 10,000 words (no sample required to determine quote)
Interested in working with me? Just fill out my inquiry form, and you'll hear from me soon.