Editorial Services

Novel writing is a specialised skill which requires specialised editing, and the book you've poured your heart and soul into deserves an editor who will do your story justice.

 

I have a passion for storytelling, and understand the unique requirements of genre fiction. I offer developmental and copy editing services, and a manuscript appraisal service - check out the options below for the service that best matches your needs.

My speciality is genre fiction. I do not 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 who is a better match for your work.

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Appraisal

Manuscript Appraisal

A comprehensive written report covering aspects such as character development, pacing, plotting, conflicts and writing style. The appraisal also includes a half hour feedback session either via phone call or Zoom. 

As a rough estimate, work on approximately 10-12c per word in South African currency

(approx. $0.01).

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Support

Query Assistance

Assistance with writing and polishing of your query cover letter, critiquing and polishing your synopsis, and advice on  submitting to agents and publishers.

The cost is R750 / $75 per book.

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Edits

Manuscript Editing

Developmental editing, line editing, or a combination of the two.

Prices vary depending on individual needs, word count and genre, but as a rough guideline work on 20-25c per word in South African currency (approx. $0.02) for a single pass of the manuscript. Multiple rounds of edits may attract a higher rate.

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

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Support

eBook Formatting

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

Prices vary depending on word count.

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Edits

Copy Editing

Once your manuscript has received a developmental or content edit, you're ready for line-by-line  edits and an eye for detail.

Prices vary depending on word count, genre and individual requirements, but a rough guideline is 18-20c per word in South African currency (approx. $0.015).

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