If you're looking for an editor to help you develop your book manuscript (fiction or nonfiction, traditional or self-pub), I may be able to help!
I am open to all categories and genres, though I admittedly won't be much help with any poetry or academic writing. I will let you know beforehand if I have had experience in your chosen genre. I do not offer developmental/content edits for every client because I am not an expert in all content areas and am not pretending to be; if we've worked together in the past and I am confidently familiar with your genre, we can discuss this option. For nonfiction, you must do your own fact checking. I adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition and Merriam-Webster. All clients are required to sign an agreement and pay 40% of the estimated total up front to hold their slots.
Note: Turnaround time is at least one month, depending on the word/page count. Rush rates are available for those that require a quicker turnaround. Please inquire about this to learn more.
As of 1/1/2019: Line editing has been added as an available service and rates for full critiques, copy edits, and proofreading have increased slightly.
applicable to fiction and nonfiction
no edits, but will provide an editorial letter and in-line comments
Full manuscript (more than 100 pages) ($1.30 per page)
First chapter (0.005 per word)
First 50 pages ($50)
First 100 pages ($100)
Picture book authors, please ask me for a quote. Rate is dependent on whether MS is text-only or has sketches/illustrations.
Summary/book blurb support ($25)
will provide notes for revision of back cover copy/online description
will proofread upon completion of client revision, no extra charge
will not create blurb from scratch; client must send a workable draft
Line editing, copy editing, and proofreading are available upon request for previous clients, clients with promotional codes, or giveaway winners. If we got along well with the critique or a past project and you'd like to bring me on for those services, too, line editing is $0.01 per word, copy editing is $0.009 per word, and proofreading is $0.008 per word.
Critique prices based on manuscripts following publishing industry standards: 12-point, Times New Roman font and double-spaced with 1-inch margins.
All communication will take place online. No phone calls, Skype calls, or in-person meetings.
This is very important: I will NOT work with your piece if it is already under contract with a publisher (no matter which publisher). No exceptions. Also, if I work with you on a freelance basis, it is understood that I am doing so as a freelancer and not a representative of my publishing house. Working with you does not mean I will review your manuscript for consideration/publication, acquire your project, or offer you a contract with my house.
How to Book Services:
If you have questions about what any of these services entail or would like a quote, if you don't know what you want/need, or if you'd like to chat about a project, please send me an email at nicolefrailedits [at] gmail [dot] com or fill out the form below. If you are looking for a quote on a service that is not listed, we can discuss it. Please allow me up to forty-eight hours to respond. I will request an overview of the project and will determine if I am the right person to help you.