Editorial Services

Are you ready to submit your manuscript but need a pair of experienced and objective eyes to make sure it's in great shape? Or, perhaps you've decided to publish independently and need someone with industry experience to provide an edit and guidance?

For several years, I have worked in the publishing industry not only as a professional writer, but as a freelance editor, a senior editor for an e-book publisher, and as an editor and marketing consultant for two smaller traditional publishing houses.  Many of those I've edited have gone on to garner great reviews in publications such as Booklist, ForeWord Magazine, and MidWest Book Reviews and sold to both small and large publishers.

If you'd like to engage my freelance services for your manuscript, query, or synopsis, here are my options:

Get my personal critique of your query letter (up to 2 pages):  $15.00 (USD)

Get my personal critique of your synopsis (up to 10 double-spaced pages):  $20.00 (USD)

Get my personal critique of your 1st chapter (up to 20 double-spaced pages):  $30.00 (USD)

Get all of the above:  $50.00 (USD)

Want a full critiqued? As pricing for a full manuscript varies widely depending on the needs of the writer and the shape of the manuscript, I think it best to price those individually.  I offer a free 3-page critique to help determine what is needed, the pricing, and if my editorial style works for you.

In general, a structural (no line edits) read of a well-written 75,000-word manuscript would start at $275, whereas an intensive (structural + line edit) read of the same length manuscript that needs more assistance would start at $425.

If interested, contact me at SPSipal AT gmail DOT com.

Editorial Services

For all of the editorial options above, I'll give you my feedback through either e-mail or chat.  If you wish to discuss a more in-depth or longer option, just e-mail me at SPSipal AT gmail DOT com.

That's also the e-mail address you'll need to use to send me your document to critique.  I'll respond to your e-mail within 24 hours to schedule the time of your critique, unless updated here that I'm temporarily away.

Be sure to check out my Bio page and Publications, so you'll know the experience I bring to the job.  Also, for fantasy & paranormal writers, you might be interested in knowing that I have a strong educational background in Religious Studies and mythology!

References available upon request.


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