We will evaluate or edit as
much or as little as you need -- from a one-page synopsis to a full manuscript.
are charged by word count, one cent ($.01) per three (3) words, or $.0030
per word. A 50,000 word manuscript evaluation or copy edit would
total $150.00. For the Total Package, the charge is one cent ($.01) per
three (3) words, or $.0030 per word for Proofreading and Copy Editing, and
thirty percent (30%) of that charge, or $45.00, for Manuscript Evaluation and Critique. Thus, a Total Package for a 50,000 word manuscript would be $195. Additional
charges may apply if the manuscript requires extensive evaluation or editing. There is a minimum charge of $30 for for editing or evaluating manuscripts of 10,000 words or less ($39 for the Total Package).
Allow two weeks for shorter
evaluations, four to six weeks for full manuscripts and copy edits.
This applies to your story.
Submissions are evaluated
according to commonly identified submission guidelines from various publishing
houses. Readability is evaluated according to the guidelines found in How
To Write, Speak and Think More Effectively, by Rudolf Flesch.
Obviously, there is a certain
amount of subjectivity in evaluating a story. This can enhance the objective
standard evaluation, particularly when an evaluator's opinion has been
shaped by writing and editing experience and extensive reading.
|Your submission will be
Overall strengths and weaknesses
Plot, story arc
Goal, motivation, conflict
If you are confident of your
grammar and spelling, but less secure in your storytelling, consider this
PROOFREADING AND COPYEDITING
What you get: A written report
with extensive evaluation of your story in the areas identified above.
This applies to your writing.
Submissions are edited for
spelling and grammar using Garbl's Style Manual, Dictionary.com. and other
online grammar resources.
TOTAL EDIT PACKAGE
Your submission will be checked
for proper capitalization and punctuation. Grammatical errors will be identified
and corrections suggested. Common errors include subject-verb disagreement,
overuse of adjectives and adverbs, dangling participles, and passive voice,
their/there/they're errors, and others. If you're confident of your
storytelling ability, but unsure about grammar and spelling, this package
is for you.
What you get: You will receive
via email attachment a copy of your submission with errors highlighted
and suggested corrections.
Includes both Manuscript
Evauluation and Critique and Proofreading and Copy Editing, as described