STORY SERVICES FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE/ASSESSMENT

Provides an overview of your Work In Progress, considering big-picture issues such as story, plot, structure, pacing, theme(s) or Big Idea/Big Question, character development, voice, consistency, clarity, format, reading level and any other strengths or weaknesses specific to the work. The assessment is done in the form of an Editorial Memo and will help you decide what is needed next with regard to a project—another authorial revision, a developmental edit, copyediting, etc.

Rates:

  • Picture Book $175

  • Early Reader $200

  • Chapter Book varies by word count

  • Middle Grade varies by word count

  • YA varies by word count

DEVELOPMENTAL/COMPREHENSIVE EDIT

The most in-depth edit available consisting of two parts: an editorial critique/ assessment, as described above, followed by a line-by-line edit to ensure a book is clear, readable and enjoyable, and its premise, ideas, and intentions are successfully conveyed, ensuring what is in the writer’s head, heart, and imagination gets onto the page and translates to the reader at the appropriate reading level. Developmental editing is the first step to achieving a revised, polished and publishable manuscript.

Rates:

  • Picture Book $200-300 depending on word count

  • Early Reader $300-400 depending on word count

  • Chapter Book varies by word count

  • Middle Grade $.06/word

  • YA $.06/word

COPYEDITING

Focuses on mechanical and grammatical issues only; for manuscripts with no further developmental or structural revisions needs.

Rate; $0.25-$0.45 per word depending on the level of editing (light/medium/heavy)

GHOSTWRITING/GHOST REWRITING — $125/hour

PHONE CONSULTATION

I will review up to 4,000 words of material, which we will discuss in depth, including such issues as premise, execution, next best steps, publishing options, etc.

Rates: Up to 2000 words reviewed, 30-minute conversation - $85

Up to 4000 words reviewed, 60-minute conversation - $150

$200 MINIMUM FOR ANY MANUSCRIPT SERVICES