$5.50 per page. (Contact Me to arrange this service as I must evaluate a sample of your manuscript before accepting the job.)
The Book Doctor Is In!
If you have pounded out your tome on your own, but you know that your writing skills are not up to snuff, you may consider hiring a professional to do a full rewrite of your book. Much like ghost writing, full rewrites of complete manuscripts are very costly, due to the length of time and amount of work required to do a full rewrite. Acceptance of a full rewrite request is on a case-by-case basis. A full book doctoring rewrite can average between $6,000 to $8,000 per 200 pages, depending on the level of doctoring required.
If you think you may want a full rewrite, please contact me and explain in detail about your novel and yourself. But do bear in mind that full rewrites are very costly. After evaluating a portion of your manuscript, I will send you the price per page. (Again, this does not include copy-editing. For that, you will have to hire a grammar king/queen.)
What is the difference between a complete manuscript rewrite and a complete manuscript critique?
- A complete manuscript rewrite means that I am taking your existing work and rewriting it to strengthen your weak areas.
- A complete manuscript critique means that I am highlighting your weak areas and making suggestions for change. You do the rewrite.
Includes two follow-up emails (from you). Use them wisely, take your time in penning your questions to me, and remember that you have a seven day window to ask questions. That means seven days from the time I zip the critique off to you. When you get my report, take a look at the critique and begin assessing it to determine if you need a bit of clarity on a few points. These listed prices do not include a critique on your rewrite, so do not rewrite your submission and send it to me for another assessment. That is not what I mean by two follow-up emails. If you want another critique on what you have done, you will have to purchase a whole separate service again, as I will be spending the same amount of time, if not more time, evaluating the manuscript again. Your two follow-up emails are to provide clarity only regarding what I have written in the report I submit to you, and they are not to be used to garner a new critique of anything you rewrite.
Check List For Submission
- Pen a cover letter and tell me a little about yourself. What is your age? What is your favorite genre to read? What is your favorite genre to write in? How many books have you written? This cover letter will be included into a single document with your submission, and all should be double-spaced. This applies to the chapter-by-chapter outline, as well.
- Use Times New Roman 12-point font.
- Margins should be one inch all around.
- Use the Header feature to put your last name and book title in the upper left corner of every page. Insert page numbers in the upper right corner.
- Files must be in Word (.doc or .docx) format only.
- Make sure to send a title page (title and author name) along with the manuscript. Do NOT include acknowledgments, copyright page, dedication page, note from author, bibliography, or any other additional pages of material. However, you may like to have your Foreword, Introduction, or Afterword critiqued. If so, please include them.
- Put your cover letter, manuscript, and chapter-by-chapter outline (when applicable) all in one double-spaced document.
- But wait! Before you press that Send button, have you done your absolute best at providing the last-best-effort copy of your submission? If the answer is yes, send away, and welcome to a whole new level of writing.