Overview of Editing and Critiquing for Individuals
So, you have written a book and you’re looking for an editor. Or perhaps you want to know if your book is good, or learn how to improve your writing skills. Here is some basic information on editing and critiquing services I offer to individuals. Let’s start with some prices, and then we’ll have a list of frequently asked questions.
Critiques (double-spaced pages, one-inch margins and 12-point type):
$135 30 pages, nonfiction
$180 50 pages, nonfiction
$2.60 per page fiction (minimum $100)
$160 proposal (up to 40 pages of material, including sample chapters; $2.50 per additional page)
Children’s fiction OK, no picture books or poetry
Editing and Writing:
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for prices. I will give you a free, no obligation price quote (not just an estimate) along with a summary of the process and what I can do for you in editing. I will also answer any questions you have about the process.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Note: Some links aren't working well. Here is the complete list of questions.
What is the most important thing you can do for me, if I ask you to critique or edit my book?
I can see things that you can’t see because you’re too close to the material. I can see where you have forgotten to mention important information, have assumed the reader knows material he may not know, or have expressed something unclearly. I can see where you’ve repeated yourself, and can correct errors of grammar and look for factual errors. I cannot guarantee publication, and cannot guarantee that I’ll catch every error in your manuscript. But I can improve your manuscript and I can work with you to improve your writing. Contact me if this sounds good.
Please e-mail me at My.Editor@juno.com if links don't work for you, or see link above, right under "Frequently Asked Questions."