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.
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.
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.
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.