(Please note: rates change every July 1)
As of July 1, 2016
Return clients receive a 10% discount on projects of $75 or more. (Yes, on packages, too!)
Refer me to an author friend and receive an additional 10% discount on your next project if that author schedules a project with me! (Valid for only one project at a time, please. And make sure they tell me who sent them!)
Single services (per project):
(novel length: more than 40K)
Basic evaluation - $230
Content editing - $345
Line editing - $190
Proofreading - $105
(novella length: > 17.5K to 40K)
Basic evaluation - $125
Content editing - $175
Line editing - $95
Proofreading - $50
(novellette/short stories: up to 17.5K)
Basic evaluation - $50
Content editing - $55
Line editing - $45
Proofreading - $35
(blog posts: up to 1,000 words)
Proofreading per post - $15
Monthly rate - $50 (average of 4 blog posts/1 per week)
Additional - $2 for each additional 200 words
Packages (per project; packages include a 15% discount from total):
Novel A: Content and line editing, and proofing - $540
Novel B: Line editing and proofing - $250
Novella A: Content and line editing, and proofing - $285
Novella B: Line editing and proofing - $135
Any of the above (except novellette/short story services) can be paid in installments if worked out before I begin a project. Larger projects require a 20% non-refundable downpayment (i.e. anything listed at $100 or more).
Invoices sent and payments made through Paypal only.
Option 1: 100 – one invoice: client pays in full upfront or at the end. Best for clients either most familiar with GSEP or for smaller projects less than $100.
Option 2: 50/50 – two invoices: client pays half upfront, half at the end. Most convenient, most popular.
Option 3: 55/30/15 – three invoices: clients pays 55% via first invoice upfront for content work, 30% after line editing is complete, 15% after proofreading is complete. Best for those who opt for all three services (content and line editing, plus proofreading).
Option 4: 20/35/30/15 – four invoices: client pays 20% down payment (will be honored as “kill fee”; see below) upfront via first invoice, 30% after content work is complete, 30% after line edits are complete, 15% after proofreading is complete. Best for those who want to spread out their payments.
Kill fee (non-refundable) – 20% of total agreed upon rate if project is/needs to be cancelled by the client.
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