Editing

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1st Time Client Pricing Schedule

 

 

FLASH FICTION

SHORT STORIES

ONE ACT PLAYS

NOVELS

Structural/Content Editing

$30 up to 5000 words

$60 up to 10,000 words

$50-$60

20 min.- 60 min. plays

Query for rates specific to your needs.

 

Stylistic/Line Editing

$30 up to 5000 words

$60 up to 10,000 words

$50-$60

20 min.- 60 min. plays

Query for rates specific to your needs.

 

Copy Editing

 

$20 up to 5000 words

$40 up to 10,000 words

$40-$50

20 min.- 60

min. plays

Query for rates specific to your needs.

 

Proofreading

 

$20 up to 5000 words

$40 up to 10,000 words

$40-$50

20 min.- 60

min. plays

Query for rates specific to your needs.

 

Creative Content Critique

$5

$20

$30

$50 novella

$75 novel

Combo: Structural & Stylistic Editing

$25/page

$50 up to 5000 words

$100 up to 10,000 words

$80-$100

20 min.- 60 min. plays

Query for rates specific to your needs.

 

Combo: Stylistic & Copy Editing

$15/page

$30 up to 5000 words

$70 up to 10,000 words

$60-$80

20 min.- 60 min. plays

Query for rates specific to your needs.

 

Combo: Structural, Stylistic, Copy Edit/Proofreading

$30/page

$75 up to 5000 words

$150 up to

10,000 words

$130-$170

20 min.- 60 min. plays

Query for rates specific to your needs.

 

Send a query via the Contact page for more information.

Note: One standard page of prose is set on an 8 ½ x 11 inch page with 1 inch margins, 12 point standard font (e.g. Times New Roman, Ariel or Calibri), and is double spaced.

 Creative Content Critiques as an add-on for contests are $5

Guarantee: Infinite Pathways will provide a free assessment of any one page of poetry or flash fiction, one act of a play, or the first 10 pages of your story (short, novella, or novel) to allow you to evaluate my work and our ability to communicate prior to purchasing services.  Any story material submitted for this offer must be accompanied by a 1-2 page synopsis.  Depending on the editor’s current work load, free assessments could take as long as 30 days to be reviewed.  Standard response time tends to be 1-2 weeks.

Professional Rates & Pricing: Clients who continue to work with Infinite Pathways on consecutive projects will be subject to a graduated or sliding rate scale.  What this means is that as you build your repertoire, make a name for yourself, and consider yourself among the professionals of your creative niche, all prices will raise incrementally by $0.50 (up to 3 increases from the 1st Time Client Pricing Schedule above).  The idea is that you get a break in pricing as you are ‘breaking into’ the market; as your professionalism grows so does your editing budget.  It our goal to help new and emerging writers be competitive in their respective markets right from the start and close the gap in quality between a self-published author and an Indie Author.  At the same time, our editor is also a professional and needs to make a living so she is unable to offer the introductory rates as standard long-term fees. 

Structural/Content Editing: Assessing and shaping a manuscript or short story to improve its organization and content.  Infinite Pathways will look at whether or not your writing meets your ideal target market, make suggestions regarding plot pacing, scene and character development in conjunction with your overall story arc and flow.  The editor will also comment on repetitive or excessive description and the overall balance of dialogue, exposition, summary, and description used throughout the piece.  Our goal is to work with your vision to help you make it as engaging as possible.

Stylistic/Line Editing: Clarify meaning, improve flow via sentence structure, and refine language choices.  Infinite Pathways will look at how you construct a paragraph and phrase your sentences making suggestions toward active, clear, and tight writing in narrative prose.  The editor will consider your use of dialogue and aid with natural flow and speaking patterns to give your characters a realistic and authentic feel.  She will also consider the length of your paragraphs and sentences to make sure your work doesn’t drag or race ahead unwarranted, and analyse your vocabulary and word choice to make note of any cumbersome imagery, and identify cliché, and colloquialisms used outside of a character construct.

Copy Editing: Ensure correctness, consistency, accuracy, and completeness.  Infinite Pathways will look specifically at your grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word usage to make certain you are saying what you mean to say according to standard English usage.  The editor will examine your work for language consistencies between Canadian and American usage, the use of proper nouns, as well as the maintenance of hyphenated or compound words throughout (e.g. AM vs. am vs. A.M. vs. a.m. in reference to the morning hours).

Proofreading: Examine final printed manuscript in order to correct errors in textual and visual elements.  Using an editorial style sheet (the consistent markings used to denote where a capital letter is needed or where there is a tense shift in your writing, etc.)  The editor will look at the overall manuscript detail like header, title, chapter sequencing, line breaks, pagination, and margins to eliminate mistakes and errors in formatting.  She will consider your design specifications regarding font, sizing, paragraph alignment and other irregularities in the layout.

Creative Content Critique: A general assessment of the creative piece. Infinite Pathways’ editor will supply you with a summary of her impression looking at both its merits and discrepancies. Depending on the length of your creative work (short poem, short story, novel, etc.) you will receive feedback anywhere from a ½ a page to 5 pages approximately. This will allow you to consider the effectiveness of major elements and conduct re-writes as necessary.

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