HAVE YOU won NaNoWriMo? Got yourself a complete novel that you want to try to take places but aren’t sure where to start with editing it? Written 50k words but haven’t finished and having trouble deciding how to proceed?
YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT BLOG. (Or stumbled across the right reblog, I guess.) I am an experienced professional editor – I have edited and consulted on several novels that have gone on to be published, the most recent of which was published by Walker in October and has been signed for a sequel. I also have heaps of experience copy-editing and proofreading, and superb English language skills. My primary area of experience is children’s and young adult fiction but I can work on anything!
I am offering three discounted services, for the month of December only, for people with NaNo novels they want looked at.
FULL MANUSCRIPT APPRAISAL
£300 for any manuscript up to 70,000 words long and an additional £5 per 1,000 words thereafter. (Usually £400.)
I will read over your entire manuscript and provide you with a detailed multi-page report, giving honest and constructive advice on things like plot, characterisation, structure, etc. I will never be rude or discouraging in my feedback but I will not be dishonest; I will give constructive criticism and feedback on what works and what doesn’t, and suggestions for changes to make to improve your story.
FIRST CHAPTER APPRAISAL
£50. (Usually £75.)
This can be the most important part of trying to sell a book, both to a publisher and to any prospective readers, and one can tell a lot about a novel from the opening. Given the first chapter, or up to 5,000 words, of your novel, I will give you a detailed report with the same kind of feedback and advice you’d get in a full appraisal.
£250 for any complete manuscript up to 70,000 words long and an additional £5 per 1,000 words thereafter. (Usually £7 per 1,000 words.)
I will fix any punctuation, spelling and grammatical errors, and if necessary make suggestions for improvement of clarity or consistency in terms of word choice and sentence structure. I will provide you with both a final corrected copy of your document and a copy with changes tracked, so that you can see what I have edited and reject any changes you might disagree with.
I will be cutting off this offer at the end of December, so that I can aim to have everything done by the end of January. In the event that I get too many requests (although I don’t anticipate this!) I may cut it off sooner.
ALSO PLEASE NOTE: copy editing at my usual rate (£7 per 1,000 words) is still available for anything other than NaNo novels – articles, papers, essays, dissertations, etc. etc. I am much more reliable than a Word spellcheck!
If you are interested please email me at email@example.com with the kind of service you want as the title of the email. Thank you!