Okay, you’ve got your manuscript just right. You had your critique group look it over, you revised it numerous times, you proofed and edited it…it’s finally ready to go!
But, wait a minute. Did you remember to have it edited?
NO? Uh,oh. That’s a huge, gigantic, enormous mistake.
There are thousands of writers vying for that accepted pile on an editor’s desk. Publishers don’t have the finances or man-power to bother reading anything less than a polished submission. So, if you have structural problems, grammatical or punctuation errors, you can be assured your manuscript won’t even get read.
As good as your critique group and your self-editing is, it’s wise to have an editor look it over. A trained eye catches problems in a manuscript that the author and critique group will not.
Don’t take chances with your treasure – let us make sure your story has every advantage possible of getting published.
Some problem areas you need to look out for:
Are you using the ‘find word’ function in your word processor to see if you’re over using a particular word or phrase?
Are your quotation marks in the correct place?
Are you showing rather than telling?
Is your writing filled with run-on sentences?
Are your punctuation marks correct?
Should you be using a comma or semi-colon?
Is your structure sound?
Are you overusing adjectives and adverbs?
Is your story lacking clarity in certain parts?
These are just a few questions you should be asking yourself.
My editing service covers picture books through middle grade.
Let me take a look at your work and help you get over the hurdles.
I cover substantive, line, and copy editing. To help you decide which editing form your manuscript will need, visit:
Contact me today with your query or to request a quote: kcioffiventrice *at* gmail -dot- com
PRICING PER WORD:
All quotes exclude fact and citation checking. The manuscript should be 12 PT font and double spaced.
Copy Editing begins at $0.03 per word with a minimum of $55 for up to 1000 words.
Line Editing begins at $0.08 per word. If the manuscript is in very poor shape, the fee will be higher.
Substantive Editing is based on the project. It will depend on the shape of the manuscript and the amount of work involved. Please see the Rewriting page for this type of edit.
GENERAL PRICING PER PROJECT (for line editing):
Picture books start at a flat fee of $100.00 for up to 1000 words. Over that, it’s usually $.10 per word up to 3000 words.
Chapter Books / Early Readers start at $240 (3000 to 6500 words)
Simple Middle Grade starts at $520 (6500 to 18,000 words)
Middle Grade starts at $1200 (18,000 to 35,000 words)
Fees vary for editing of query letters, submission letters, and back cover copy.
If you’ve been thinking about getting your children’s manuscript in ‘publishing shape,’ now’s the time to do it. Take advantage of these prices TODAY!
Please note: I’ll do my best to accommodate all queries, but at times, due to time constraints or work load, I may have to decline your query. If this happens, I’ll do my best to refer you to another reputable editor.
PLEASE NOTE2: All fees do not include any payment fees incurred as with PayPal or any other payment processing service that charges a fee.
Shoot me an email at: kcioffiventrice – at — gmail (.com)
Or, give me a call: 347 –834 –6700
(Want to discuss other payment options and pricing? Give me a call or send me an email. Please put “Children’s Editing” in the Subject line if emailing.)
I look forward to discussing your project with you.