I sometimes forget that I am constantly picking up new readers who may not know the details about my editing services. So here it is, in a proverbial nutshell:
REGULAR 30-PAGE CRITIQUE:
This is my normal offering. For $95 (payable in 2 installments), I will critique the first 30 pages of your completed manuscript, offering a detailed line edit and an editorial letter. Turnaround is 1 to 2 months, depending on the queue and my writing workload.
I offer these when I have time. For $260 (payable in 2 installments), I will critique the first 75 pages of your completed manuscript, offering a detailed line edit and an editorial letter. The Premiere Critique has a GUARANTEED 1-week turnaround.
FIRST 3 PAGES:
Occasionally, I will announce that I'm accepting submissions for 3-page critiques for $18. This is a good way to see if your opening pages are working.
ALL THAT to say: I am currently available to accept ONE Premiere Critique. This will be the last Premiere Critique I will offer until July (because June is vacation month). If you are interested, please email me at authoress.edits(at)gmail.com. As always, this is first come, first served.
SOME EXTRA LITTLE NOTES:
- Please don't hire me in lieu of finding a good critique partner. Swapping your work with colleagues should always come before hiring someone.
- Please don't hire me to critique your first draft. Not ever. I've editing some work in the past that I'm convinced were first drafts, and trust me--it's exhausting to edit. Nobody should ever (ever) pay for a professional edit of a first draft. Save the hiring for when you've got a clean manuscript that needs an outsider's eye on the bigger picture. Then you will truly benefit!
Questions? Email me, or ask below.