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GHOSTWRITING

Non-fiction/fiction—The price for each project is determined by its complexity and length. In general terms, we would agree a price in advance which would roughly equate to $100/hour, for time spent on all writing, research and client communication.

Shorter pieces—Similarly, the price is dependent on complexity, length, and research required, with pricing between $100-130/hour. This includes projects such as letters, articles, blog posts, and corporate communication.

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DEVELOPMENT AND LINE EDITING

In general terms, a developmental edit of a 100,000 word manuscript—which would include in-manuscript comments, a detailed advisory letter and a 30-minute 1:1 feedback call with me—would cost around $1,000. Line-editing, which requires more detailed work on the text, would cost between $1,200 to $1,600. Shorter/longer manuscripts would cost a percentage of that cost based on the word count.

First-10-Taster: In order for me to judge the level of edits needed for your manuscript, and for you to decide whether we would be a good fit before you commit, I would be happy to do an initial 10-page developmental or line-edit editorial taster report for you for $100. If you then sign up for the full edit, that cost will count towards the overall fee.

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COACHING AND MENTORING

If you are interested in coaching sessions with me, I will suggest that we get together on the phone or a video-call for an initial hour’s introduction chat for a flat fee of $130. While there is no obligation for you to continue after that, if you do sign up to work with me, my rate with you thereafter will be $100 per hourly session. Together, we will develop a Coaching Plan, tailored specifically for you and your writing project which will include a schedule for our meetings (say, weekly or bi-weekly, depending on your needs), goal-setting, craft lessons, “homework” tasks and editorial feedback.  If you pay for eight sessions in advance, I will give you a free ninth session.

Mentoring sessions will also include goal-setting and homework but will be less focused on a specific project and more on your development and career as a writer. I will read whatever pages you send me so we can discuss them, but it will be general forward-thinking feedback, not editorial-level notes. My hourly charges are the same as for coaching—$130 for our first introductory chat, $100 per hourly session after that—but our sessions are likely to be spread out over a longer period of time (say, monthly/bi-monthly).  If you pay for eight sessions in advance, I will give you a free ninth session.

How often we get together is up to you, but from experience, planning a schedule of meetings in advance keeps you (and me) accountable for turning up, and for doing the work we agree to do between sessions. I would be flexible about adjusting any meetings times set in advance which then become difficult, within reason, of course. 

Payment

For new clients, part or full payment will be expected before I begin editing. Any balance payment will be paid before delivery of the editorial package. For existed clients, with no outstanding payments due, we will agree a schedule of payments. Payment can be made through PayPal, Venmo, Zelle or another method by agreement.