Cuskaden Editorial and Publishing Services
Basic Edit - 1 cent per word
This package is a full round of content/developmental edits, which includes comments and corrections in the manuscript in Track Changes. In this round, I will concentrate on plot, character, pacing, timeline, etc. I will not comment on and correct typos, but I will make comments in an editorial letter for grammatical issues repeated throughout the manuscript.
Better Edit - 1.5 cents per word
This package is two rounds of edits with comments and corrections in the manuscript in Track Changes. The first round of edits will concentrate on plot, character, pacing, timeline, etc. The second round of edits will concentrate on addressing the changes made to the manuscript after the first round of edits, as well as identify grammar and punctuation issues and correct them in Track Changes.
Best Edit - 2 cents per word
This package is all the edits outlined in the Better Edit package, and I will also read the manuscript one final time to proofread and make sure all changes on the author's end have been completed without inserting errors.
Line Edits - .006 per word
I will perform one round of line edits on the manuscript. I will not comment on or address any issues with plot, characterization, pacing, etc. I will point out obvious inconsistencies and plot holes, though.
Cover Copy - $25
I will complete two rounds of revisions on cover copy. A first draft of the cover copy is required, as well as a synopsis of the manuscript.
Query Letters - $25
I will complete two rounds of revisions on query letter. A first draft of the query letter is required, as well as a synopsis of the manuscript.
Pitch Assistance - $30
Pitches are one of the most difficult tasks in the industry. Not only do you have to sit in the hot seat across from someone you may never have met before, but you have to "sell" your baby to them. Give too much information, and you've lost an agent or editor. Give too little, and they don't know enough to want to see the manuscript. You have a limited amount of time, and it's important to make the most of it. As an editor, I've sat through more pitch sessions than I could begin to enumerate. I know what works, and I know what doesn't. While I can't guarantee that an agent will request your manuscript, what I can do is help you present your work in the best way possible. I will assist with honing your pitch before a conference. Skype practice sessions are available as well. Please contact me for details and to discuss pricing based on your specific needs.
Payment can be made via Square or PayPal. For projects requiring only one round of edits, half of the total cost must be paid up front, and the other half must be paid upon delivery of the edited manuscript. For projects requiring more than one round of edits, half of the total cost must be paid upon delivery of the first round of edits, and the other half must be paid upon delivery of the fully edited manuscript.