A NOTE ON FEES
You and Dorothy will work together to determine the service(s) you are seeking that will fit within your budget. If they include editing and/or proofreading, you will send a sample of your unabridged manuscript. Dorothy will submit a proposal that includes the services she recommends and the itemized fees she will charge. When you are satisfied with the proposal, you will receive a contract. Half of the fee is due at the beginning and the other half when the project has been completed. For longer projects, you may elect to be billed monthly.
Total fees vary between projects, depending upon the amount of work that needs to be done. For example, the fee for light copyediting of an 80,000 word, 320 page manuscript would be about $1,280; about $2,560 for heavy copyediting. Proofreading of a fairly clean (free of error) 320 page manuscript would cost about $800; about $1,250 for an error-laden manuscript.
Self-publishing services are negotiated directly with the graphics team.