Horrorsmith Editing Service Packages

I am not a proponent of the term pricing. It implies a simple commodity providing neither value nor longevity, whereas an investment suggests both. Investing in an editor is a partnership. If you invest in my services, I will invest my time and efforts to polish, refine, and maintain your authorial voice. 

Here are descriptions of the services offered by Horrorsmith Editing. You can find all available editing packages and rates further down. Multiple payment arrangements are available and will be detailed in your proposal. 

Developmental Editing

A developmental edit focuses on the story as a whole from a birds-eye view, taking in how the beginning, middle, and end intertwine to form a cohesive narrative arc. Sub plots are examined for proper development, spacing, and conclusion. Point of view is nailed down and made consistent, while characters are fleshed out and brought to life.

Line/Copy Editing

Line and copy editing are two different tiers of editing, and most editors quote rates for them accordingly. However, my own personal preference as an editor is to combine the two into one thorough editing package. These tiers focus on the reader's experience, making sure sentences flow with reduced redundancy and repetition and that the author "shows" vs. "tells". Syntax and word choice are examined and adjusted accordingly. The editor corrects any instances of head hopping, tense changes, and excessive passive voice. Misspellings, punctuation, and grammar concerns will also be addressed. 

Manuscript Evaluation

A manuscript evaluation will catch issues with dialogue, flat description, stylistic issues, plot consistency, thematic concerns, and overall character development.. I will review your manuscript and supply you with an extensive evaluation detailing your manuscript's strengths and struggles. I will also provide you with a detailed editing plan that I feel will be most successful for the development of your novel. 

 

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Comprehensive Editing Package

  • Initial concept and outlining assistance

  • Detailed developmental guidance

  • Final manuscript evaluation

  • One round line/copy editing

  • Thorough line/copy edits via Tracked Changes

  • Manuscript style sheet

  • Book Map via Excel

  • A final read-through after all suggested edits have been made

  • Formatting for eBook, Kindle, paperback, and hardcover

  • Blurb copy

  • Custom cover by Francois Vaillancourt - for horror genre authors

  • Custom keyword/category marketing material

  • Custom marketing package directed by Alyanna Poe

Total package price: $5500

 

Developmental Editing Package

  • Two rounds developmental editing

  • Detailed manuscript evaluation and thorough editing notes via Tracked Changes

  • One round line/copy editing

  • Thorough line/copy edits via Tracked Changes

  • Manuscript style sheet

  • Book Map via Excel

  • A final read-through after all suggested edits have been made

  • Blurb copy

  • Custom keyword/category marketing material

  • Custom cover by Francois Vaillancourt - for horror genre authors

  • Custom marketing package directed by Alyanna Poe

Rate: .065 per word, or $65.00 per 1,000 words

 

Basic Developmental Editing Package

  • One round of developmental editing

  • Manuscript style sheet

  • Manuscript evaluation

  • One round of line/copy editing

  • Thorough line/copy edits via Tracked Changes

  • A final read-through after all suggested edits have been made

Rate: .043 per word, or $43.00 per 1,000 words

Basic Developmental Editing Package

  • One round of developmental editing

  • Manuscript style sheet

  • Manuscript evaluation

Rate: .03 per word, or $30 per 1,000 words

Line and Copy Editing Package

  • One round line/copy editing

  • Thorough line/copy edits via Tracked Changes

  • Manuscript style sheet 

  • A final read-through after all suggested edits have been made

  • Blurb copy

  • Custom cover by Francois Vaillancourt - for horror genre authors

  • Custom keyword/category marketing material

  • Custom marketing package directed by Alyanna Poe

(This package is not available for word counts below 40,000.)

 

Rate: .027 per word, or $27.00 per 1,000 words

 

Basic Line and Copy Editing Package

  • One round line/copy editing

  • Thorough line/copy edits via Tracked Changes

  • Manuscript style sheet

  • A final read-through after all suggested edits have been made

 

Rate: .015 per word, or $15.00 per 1,000 words

 

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Proofreading Package

  • Two rounds of proofreading

Rate: .01 per word, or $10.00 per 1,000 words

Short Story Package

  • Word Count 0-5000 - $50

  • Word Count 5001-10000 - $100

  • Word Count 10001-20000 - per word rate

  • Includes final round of proofreading

For developmental editing on short stories, add an additional $100

Rate: .01 per word, stories over 10,001 words

EBook and Paperback Formatting

  • Vellum - 48-hour turnaround - $100

  • Vellum - 24-hour turnaround - $200

  • Adjustments after 14 days - $20

  • InDesign - 48-hour turnaround - $400

  • InDesign - 24-hour turnaround - $600Aff

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Manuscript Evaluation

  • Read-through of manuscript

  • Detailed editorial letter 

  • Book Map via Excel

(This is considered a light developmental edit.)

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Rate: .02 per word

Ghostwriting

Custom ghostwriting rates are given after consultation only.

Blurb Assistance

Manuscript read and blurb writing - $150

Phone Consultation

Per hour - $40

À La Carte Options

  • Book Tour directed by Alyanna Poe

  • Basic Marketing Plan directed by Alyanna Poe

  • Custom Cover by Francois Vaillancourt

 

(Reach out with inquiries for à la carte options.)

 

Beta Reading

Many authors have a team of beta readers made up of other authors and readers in the genre. But sometimes, you just want to have a knowledgeable professional's expertise as well. This is where I come in!

 

Rate: .50 per page, Times New Roman 12pt

 
 
 

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