Editing Services: Spec Fiction

Currently Booking

February- April 2024

  • Free Sample Edit (1000 words)
  • Signed contract with confidentiality clause
  • Zoom Call included
  • Editorial letter included with developmental edits
  • Manuscripts must be 20k words or more

Prices Increase After 4/2024

Developmental Editing:

Developmental editing focuses on big-picture issues such as plot, pacing, character development, world-building, etc.

Up to 40k Words: $300

Up to 80k Words: $500

Up to 120k Words: $700

Line Editing:

Line editing examines word choice and sentence structure to ensure the tone is cohesive and the reading flows smoothly- all while maintaining your unique style. If your style isn’t consistent, I address this, too.

Up to 40k Words: $250

Up to 80k Words: $400

Up to 120k Words: $550

Development & Line Editing

Book both developmental and line edits together for discounted services.

Up to 40k Words: $450

Up to 80k Words: $750

Up to 120k Words: $1000

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The Process

Read How My Process Works

Step 1

Send me an email at hello@vanessamichelperry.com with your name, genre, a short description of your work, word count,which editing services you are seeking, which month you'd like to book, and 1000-word sample (attached as a DOC) from the beginning of your manuscript.

**Developmental Edits should be complete before Line Edits. You do not have to use my services for both, even though there is a package deal; many authors prefer hiring different editors for each type of edits.

Step 2

I will read and decide if I believe we are a good fit. If so, I will edit your sample as if I were starting the whole manuscript.

Step 3

I will send the sample edits back to you within two business days (as well as an estimate based on Price List above) so you can decide if we are a good fit.

Step 4

You email back, within two business days, to let me know if you'd like to proceed. If so, we continue to Step 5.

Step 5

I draw a contract with pricing and payment information, the start and finish date for edits, a confidentiality agreement, and other important information (don’t worry; it’s not complicated). Editing takes 4-6 weeks dependent on various factors. I send you the document to sign.

Step 6

You read the document and email me with any questions or changes you'd like to make. You sign and return.

Step 7

I then sign and you will have your copy. I will begin edits.

Step 8

After edits are complete, I send them to you (with an editorial letter for developmental edits). I will also give you the option to book a 45 min Zoom call for you to ask any questions you may have. After this point, you are ready to make your edits!

Please note, I will be available for any quick questions you have while you make your way through edits. Even though I've completed edits, you will not be alone!

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