Editorial Services

*SPECIAL* When you finished your nanowrimo draft...

NaNoWriMo Editorial Letter

For December only, send me your 50,000 word NaNoWriMo manuscript. I'll provide an editorial letter at a special rate, understanding that it's a first draft, focusing on what has potential and what doesn't, and where you might go from this starting place. 
Rate: $0.005/word

When You Have a Few Questions...

Video Chat or Phone Consultation

If you have questions—about how to find an agent or what happens next, about whether to self-publish, about how to break into the industry, or something else entirely—schedule a consultation via online video chat or phone. HYPHEN is here to demystify publishing. 
Rate: $25/half hour

When You're Just Getting Started...

Idea Evaluation

If you have a few ideas and are trying to decide which to pursue, HYPHEN will provide a 1-2 page critique of the marketability of your concepts—up to five ideas, each with a 1-2 page description.
Rate: $35

Outline Evaluation

Once you've settled on a concept and have an outline of your work (up to 10 pages), send it to HYPHEN for evaluation. We'll provide a 1-2 page critique, uncovering potential plot holes and areas to address before you start drafting.
Rate: $35

When Your Writing Needs a Little Work...

Editorial Letter

HYPHEN will read your manuscript and provide a detailed analysis (over 5 pages) of the strengths and areas for improvement, addressing both big-picture and micro concerns, including issues such as plot holes, character arcs, voice, setting, and more. After you've received the critique, we will schedule a one-hour video chat or call to review the notes and answer your questions.
Rate: $0.007/word

Editorial Letter + Manuscript Comments

This service includes the editorial letter as described above, as well as comments on the manuscript itself, illustrating the exact places in the manuscript where you're doing well or need to improve. This also includes a one-hour video chat or call following the written critique.
Rate: $0.009/word

Full Edit: Editorial Letter + Manuscript Comments + Line Edit

First, HYPHEN will provide the editorial letter and manuscript comments as outlined above. After you have incorporated these suggestions, HYPHEN will dive into the manuscript again and perform a complete line edit, addressing issues such as flow, word choice, repetitions, sentence structure, and more. This service includes two one-hour video chats or calls, one following receipt of the editorial letter and comments and one after you've received line edits.
Rate: $0.015/word

*These services apply to both fiction and nonfiction, full manuscripts and proposals.
*Please note that these rates are an estimate. I will review a sample of your work and then give you a firm quote.

When You're Ready to submit or publish...

Query or Synopsis Critique

HYPHEN will fully edit your query or synopsis, providing a 2-3 paragraph critique along with on-the-page comments and line edits. This service includes a second pass.
Rate: $45
> Query + Synopsis Package: $85

Submission Package Critique

This service consists of a full edit of your query, synopsis, and first 10 pages. It includes a 2-3 page critique, as well as on-the-page comments and line edits. This service includes a second pass.
Rate: $110

Twitter Pitch Critique

In preparation for various pitch contests, HYPHEN will critique up to 5 Twitter pitches. This service includes a second pass.
Rate: $35

Promotional Copy Critique

For self-publishing writers, HYPHEN will fully edit the promotional sales copy—the book description for retailers' sites—providing a 2-3 paragraph critique along with on-the-page comments and line edits. This service includes a second pass.
Rate: $45

 

From the first word to the final punctuation,
hyphen helps polish your prose.