EDITING SERVICES FEES
- Initial consultation is always free.
- Extended consultation: $35/hour
- $50/hour for writing
- $35/hour for interviewing
- Evaluation of your writing style and voice (25-page submission): $75
- More extensive evaluation (25 pages along with an outline of the full content of the manuscript): $125
- Full manuscript evaluation fee is negotiated, based on a $40 hourly rate.
- Developmental: $50/hour
- Substantive: $50/hour
- Copy/line editing: $50/hour
Editing fees vary between projects. Line editing a short manuscript (40,000 words or less) might cost $600 if no developmental editing or rewrites are needed; twice that for an 80,000-word manuscript. Add developmental and/or substantive editing and the cost increases: more needs, more time. We quote a base price calculated according to the type of editing and the time we estimate it will take to complete your project.
But we also quote a maximum fee that is guaranteed, no matter how much unanticipated time is needed to finish the project. No surprises!
EXAMPLES OF MOST RECENT WORK
ON A BUDGET?
Who isn’t? Dorothy Read and her associates want to make this happen for you by providing services that are within your budget. We base our fees on middle-of-the-road industry standards. We do not cut fees, and we do not cut the high standards we set for our work. But there are several ways we work with our clients to keep it affordable.
- We determine, along with you, the editing and/or publishing needs of your manuscript. The proposal is based upon those agreed-upon needs.
- If the proposal is beyond the amount you have budgeted, we let you know what services we can provide within your budgeted amount. Services may be reduced, but never the quality of the services.
- We can arrange for a payment plan that will accommodate your budget.
- We accept credit card payment.
DESIGN SERVICE FEES
COVER/JACKET (COLOR OR B&W)
With art provided $250.00
Without art provided $350.00
Initial consultation (up to 1 hour) Free.
BOOK INTERIOR *
LEVEL 1 - $2.00/per page
- Straight copy
- Conventional front/back matter
- Layout for print or ebook
Additional e-layout $50.00
* Minimum Book Design fee: $200
LEVEL 2 - $3.00/per page
- Straight copy plus graphic elements (photos; figures such as graphs, charts, etc; sidebars, quote boxes, etc.),
- Poetry, Children’s Picture Book
Additional e-layout $75.00.
LEVEL 3 - $4.00/per page
- Academic works (includes annotation, citation, index, graphic elements, etc)
- Specialty books such as cookbooks
Additional e-layout $150.00.
Self-publishing services are negotiated directly with the graphics team.