EDITING

Manuscript Critique

You'll receive a separate document of comprehensive feedback about your manuscript, including notes on strengths and opportunities for improvement in terms of readability, clarity, and consistency. The notes will address big story-telling elements like plot, structure, pacing, scene structure, character development, point-of-view and voice, balance of show and tell, worldbuilding, and more. Also includes suggestions for your next steps, a tailored list of recommended resources, and a one-hour coaching call after you receive your notes.

Flat rate $12 per 1,000 words ($0.012 per word)

Please note: you will not receive an annotated copy of your manuscript.

For more scene-level guidance in addition to big-picture feedback, a developmental edit is two separate passes on your manuscript. The first pass is a Manuscript Critique, so you'll receive a separate document of notes on the storytelling elements as outlined above.

 

After you revise, you'll receive a second pass with scene-by-scene notes in the margins of the manuscript noting specific actions to be taken like adding reaction, cutting sections, clarifying character actions or motivations, enhancing the voice, and more.

 

Starts at $20 per 1,000 words ($0.02 per word)
Includes both passes, scheduled separately. Standard billing includes three payments instead of two. Ask for details. Margin notes only can be added at a reduced rate for manuscripts that have already had a critique by Jeni. Each pass includes a one-hour coaching call (so two calls total).

Developmental Edit

Query Package Critique

Includes feedback on your query letter (two passes), synopsis (two passes if needed), and first 50 pages (12,500 words)

Flat rate $220

 

Or create your own package

Two-pass query letter critique $35

Synopsis critique $35

First 10 pages (2500 words) critique $35

First 50 pages (12,500 words) $150

Query letter and synopsis may be annotated (as needed), but the 50-page manuscript will not. A coaching call is not included, but a 30-minute call can be added for $30. 

Re-read Report

For authors who have already had a critique or developmental edit with Jeni. This report includes feedback on revisions made after the previous edit, as well as suggestions for next steps.

Flat rate $7 per 1,000 words

Please note: you will not receive an annotated copy of your manuscript. A coaching call is not included, but a 30-minute call can be added for $30. 

Copy Editing

You will receive an annotated copy of your manuscript with minor corrections like spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar – as well as notes and suggestions on repetition, unclear wording, and awkward sentences. 

Starts at $12 per 1,000 words

Please note: your copy edited manuscript will still need a proofread. I do not offer proofreading services at this time, but I am happy to connect you with a qualified proofreader. 

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Copy Editing Plus

You will receive an annotated copy of your manuscript with corrections (as outlined under Copy Editing). In addition, you will receive margin notes on your manuscript about minor content issues like adding reactions, inconsistencies, clarification, etc. This is not a substitute for content revisions and is intended only for manuscripts that have been through multiple rounds of content revisions based on beta reader and/or critique partner feedback and/or a Developmental Edit or Manuscript Critique by Jeni. 

Starts at $15 per 1,000 words

Please note: your copy edited manuscript will still need a proofread. I do not offer proofreading services at this time, but I am happy to connect you with a qualified proofreader. 

Email me your questions and concerns. Together, we’ll figure out the best place to get started and come up with a plan that works for you.

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