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Editorial Services

WritersServices Pricing

Most prices are based on the length of your manuscript (check how to obtain or estimate a word count).

Except

  • Copy editing is based on the word count and the state of your manuscript.
  • Contract vetting and the Submission Critique Service have a standard or agreed fee.
  • Most fees are payable in advance.
  • Some fees are reduced if you have used a previous service
  • More pricing information is available on the individual service page
  • Our exchange calculator provides approximate figures in dollars and euros
  • We will have to quote on Editing, Manuscript Polishing and Rewriting, but charge for assessment.
  • Self-publishing also requires a quote when we know what you want

Reader’s Report A first report on your work

Fiction

Up to 100,000 words

Roughly 250 paperback pages

£100

100,000 to 150,000 words

About 375 pages

£120

150,000 to 200,000 words

A massive 500 pages!

£145

Non-fiction

Up to 100,000 words

Roughly 250 paperback pages

£110

100,000 to 150,000 words

About 375 pages

£130

150,000 to 200,000 words

A massive 500 pages!

£145

We will have to quote individually on longer manuscripts.

The fee is payable in advance.


Editor’s Report A fuller report on how to improve your work

Words

Fee on Fiction

Fee on Non-fiction

Up to 100,000 words

£150

£170

100,000 to 150,000 words

£180

£200

150,000 to 200,000 words

£210

£230

We reserve the right to quote a higher fee if the job is particularly complex. We will also quote for longer manuscripts. The fee is payable in advance.


Submission Critique Service A unique service for those who want help with their submission

The fee for the Submission Critique Service is £90. This includes the synopsis or outline itself, sample chapters, your submission letter, if you wish, and any other material you may want to include up to a maximum of 10,000 words. In the case of this particular service the expertise required is greater than the reading time, which is why the fee is relatively high. This fee is payable in advance.


Children's Editorial Services

Service

Fee

 

Reader's Report

£80

Up to 50,000 words

Editor's Report

£110

Up to 50,000 words

Children's Copy editing

Children's

£.008 per word

Minimum of £120 for up to 15,000 words


Blurb-writing  A new service which provides the back cover or flap copy for your book

Words

Fee on Fiction

Fee on Non-fiction

Up to 100,000 words

£170

£170

100,000 to 150,000 words

£190

£190

150,000 to 200,000 words

£210

£210

The fee is payable in advance.


Poetry critique

The Poetry Critique Service will look at up to 150 lines of your poetry and provide a line-by-line critique.

£100 for up to 150 lines of poetry.
The fee is payable in advance.


Scriptwriting Assessment  Another new service dealing with scripts, screenplays and plays

Service

Fee

 

Reader's Report

£140

Up to 50,000 words

Editor's Report

£250

Up to 50,000 words

We will quote individually for longer pieces of work


Editing The full professional editing service

Requires an initial assessment to enable the editor to prepare a quote, which is payable in advance.

Words

Fee

Up to 100,000

£50

100,000 to 150,000

£60

150,000 to 200,000

£70

The charge depends on the complexity of the job but non-fiction will cost more. The fee is payable in advance, once the quote has been accepted.  Here are some estimates.

Manuscript type

Fiction

Non-fiction

Straightforward, under 100,000 words

£170

£210

Straightforward, under 150,000 words

£210

£250

Straightforward, under 200,000 words

£250

£290


Manuscript Polishing For non-English speakers

This service requires an initial assessment to allow the editor to look at the manuscript and prepare a quote, which will depend on how much work is required.  The assessment fee is payable in advance.

Words

Assessment Fee

Up to 100,000

£50

100,000 to 150,000

£60

150,000 to 200,000

£70

The starting point for a Manuscript Polishing job on a manuscript of up to 100,000 words is likely to be in the region of £300, but it may well cost more if the work requires close attention.


Copy editing   Prepares your work for publication

Fiction

£.00535 per word

Minimum of £267.50

£.00535 x 80,000 =£428

Non-fiction

£.006 per word

Minimum of £300

£.00575 x 80,000 =£480

We might have to quote a special fee if a manuscript needs a heavy copy-edit, but we need to see your manuscript to confirm the fee.

The fee for copy editing is payable in advance.


Proof-reading   Checks your work before publication

Fiction £.00335 per word no minimum £.00335 x 80,000 =£280
Non-fiction £.00385 per word no minimum £.00385 x 80,000 =£308

We might have to quote a special fee if your book needs heavy correction or uses technical language.

The fee for proof-reading is payable in advance.

Our copy editing service offers the unique advantage of sending two versions of your manuscript back to you, one showing track changes so you can see what the editor has done and one with the changes accepted.


Rewriting A complete reworking If you don't have the time or possess the necessary skill

This service also requires an initial assessment to allow the expert to inspect the manuscript and prepare a quote, even if we have seen your work before.  The assessment fee is payable in advance.

Words

Assessment Fee

Up to 100,000

£50

100,000 to 150,000

£60

150,000 to 200,000

£70

The starting point for a Rewriting job on a manuscript of up to 100,000 words is likely to be in the region of £1500.


Synopsis-writing

The fee for writing a synopsis of a fiction manuscript depends on the length.

Words

 Fee

Up to 100,000

£170

100,000 to 150,000

£190

150,000 to 200,000

£210

We will have to look at a non-fiction ms in order to provide a quote for this service.

The fee for synopsis-writing is payable in advance.


Contract Vetting  Checking out your contract

The fee for the service is £110, payable in advance. If your contract is particularly complex, we may need to quote a higher fee.

Check the small print for contract vetting


Self-Publishing A Print on Demand design, production and distribution service

This enables you to Self-publish or to decide on Private Publishing if you wish. See our WritersServices Self-publishing

Our exchange calculator will help you work out what this means in dollars, euros or any other currency.



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