Professional Editing/Query Critique Services
The following fees for services are on average. Some submissions will need less work, others a bit more. Fees are rendered by the hour, but will not exceed more than $10 over estimate.
Query (Fiction or Nonfiction): $65. Includes suggestion on agents or publishers for your particular book.
* Requirement: Use the standard business letter format. Queries are almost always one page. However, for a nonfiction book that includes a lot of research and sources, it may exceed that by half a page.
Novel Synopsis: $140. Three to five double-space pages, approximately 1, 250 words. This is not always the standard (always check the publisher's guidelines, as they vary) but double space allows me room to make comments.
* Requirement: Use Times New Roman/12-point Font.
Book Proposal: $140. This includes critiques on your Cover Letter (1 Page), Overview (up to 3 pages, double-spaced), Marketing Info (up to 3 pages), Competitive Analysis (up to 3 pages), and Chapter Outline (up to 2 pages).
First Page Critique: $45.
Press Releases: One single-spaced page. $65.
*NOTE: My schedule is such that I cannot commit to editing complete book proposals or manuscripts. However, I highly recommend the following professional editors:
Claudia Taller is the corporate columnist for Paralegal Today, a regular contributor to Cool Cleveland, and has written for Northern Ohio Live, West Shore Live Well, Muse, Long Weekends, Yahoo!, and The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine. Her book Ohio’s Lake Erie Winerieswas released in June 2011.
Judy Allen enjoys helping writers achieve greater critical, commercial, and artistic appeal. She has edited manuscripts for suspense, coming-of-age, short stories, contemporary Christian, children’s, romance, sports, self-help and social commentary titles. Judy is a marketing consultant, and adjunct professor at Lakeland and Tri-C colleges. She is a book reviewer for the Plain Dealer, and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. See her work at www.excellencezone.com.
T.L. Champion, Professional Writing Coach and Content Strategist