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2018 Rates

Hope it’s been a good year for you. A productive year. A busy, productive year!

First of all, thanks for working with me. In this constantly shifting business of indie publishing, it’s always a challenge to make sure you keep up with the changes and make sure your books are produced in a timely fashion.

In order to do so, effective January 1, 2018, I have to revise my rates (sorry!). These reflect the broad spectrum of manuscript lengths. The breakdown is more equitable, allowing those with shorter manuscripts to pay proportionally less.

The rate structure for 2018 will include rush fees (starting with $100 above basic fee) as determined by me (usual turnaround is about two to three weeks). If you want it faster, I need to rearrange other projects already in the pipeline, so keep that in mind:

# Words in manuscript, rounded to the closest thousand, for line and copy editing, up to:

  • 20,000 words – $300
  • 40,000 words – $400
  • 50,000 words – $500
  • 60-80,000 words – $600
  • 100-120,000 words – $700
  • 140-190,000 words – $800
  • For manuscripts of more than 190K, drop me a line and we’ll talk.

Proposal and synopsis: $200 (3 chapters and synopsis; this rate would be adjusted down to $150 if I edit the entire manuscript)

Developmental editing: Up to three months, $800 (and if I end up doing both dev and line/copy edits, $1,000) (again, drop me a line and we’ll talk)

Again, thanks for your business. Looking forward to working with you in the coming year!

Elizabeth MS Flynn