Editorial Services

Manuscript Appraisal

Prices vary depending on word count and genre

Romy will provide a comprehensive written report on your manuscript, covering character development, conflict, plotting, pacing and writing style, amongst others. The appraisal also includes a half-hour feedback session via telephone, Skype or in-person in Johannesburg, South Africa.

As a rough guideline, work on approximately 8c - 10c per word in South African currency (approx. $0.006)

Manuscript Editing

Prices vary depending on word count and genre

Either line editing or developmental editing, or a combination of the two. Prices vary dependent on individual requirements. As a rough guideline, work on between 18c and 24c in South African currency (approx. $0.014) for a single pass of the manuscript. Multiple rounds of edits may attract a higher rate.

Note: Final quotes will only be given after submission of sample pages.

Copy Editing

Prices vary depending on word count and genre

Either line editing or developmental editing, or a combination of the two.  Prices vary dependent on individual requirements. As a rough guideline, work on between 15c and 20c per word in South African currency (approx. (approx. $0.012) for a single pass of the manuscript. Multiple rounds of edits may attract a higher rate.

Note: Final quotes will only be given after submission of sample pages.

Proofreading

Prices vary depending on word count and genre

Proofreading of a previously edited manuscript. As a rough guideline, work on between 8c and 12c per word in South African currency (approx. $0.0075) for a single pass of the manuscript.

Note: Final quotes will only be given after submission of sample pages.

Query Assistance

$75 per book | R750 per book

Assistance with writing and polishing the query cover letter, critiquing and polishing of the synopsis, and advice on submissions.

eBook Formatting

Prices vary depending on word count

Interior formatting of eBooks for upload to the various online retailers. Includes copyright pages, front & back matter, and clickable Table of Contents.

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NOTE: Please note that I prefer not to work on memoirs or stories about physical or sexual abuse or addiction. If your story involves these issues as the main plotline, I recommend you find an editor better suited to your needs.

Johannesburg, South Africa

romy.writingcoach@gmail.com

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