Most prices are based on the length of your manuscript (check how to obtain or estimate a word count).
Readerís Report A first report on your work
We will have to quote individually on longer manuscripts.
The fee is payable in advance.
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 Copy editing
Scriptwriting Assessment Another new service dealing with scripts, screenplays and plays
We will quote individually for longer pieces of work
The full professional editing service
Requires an initial assessment to enable the editor to prepare a quote, which is payable in advance.
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 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.
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
We might have to quote a special fee if a manuscript needs a heavy copy-edit.
The fee for copy editing is payable 50% in advance and 50% when the work is complete, but before it is returned to you.
Proof-reading Checks your work before publication
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.
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.
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.
Check the small print as this is a very specialised service
The fee for writing a synopsis of a fiction manuscript depends on the length.
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
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