What You Can Expect From An Editorial Consultation
We understand what you want to accomplish with your writing, and we’re here to help you. An editorial consultation gives you the chance to discuss anything with an editor specializing in your genre.
Here are a few examples of things that can be discussed in a consultation:
Some of us write in chunks that are pieced together later. Some of us start at the end and work backwards. And others have a solid idea, but don’t know where to start. We all work in different ways using different methods. An editorial consultation gives you complete flexibility and slots in with your style of working.
No problem. The consultation is charged in 15-minute increments which will be tracked by your editor at the time. This flexible approach means you can manage your budget carefully.
The initial charge is $100 and if you use less or more than that then you'll either receive a refund or you can pay the difference.
Yes. If your editor needs to read your work as part of the consultation process, a separate reading fee is charged at $0.003 per word.
NB: The time taken to read your manuscript is not charged as part of the regular consultation fee.
For your feedback to be useful you need to understand what it means and why it was given; that’s only possible if you have the right editor.
When initially ordering your editorial consultation, you’ll be asked for some basic information about your story (genre, a brief overview if you can, etc.). This information will be used to assign you an editor with experience and interest specific to your unique needs.
If there’s a particular editor you’d like to work with – someone you’ve worked with before or have seen on our blog – then we’ll do our best to make that happen.
Consultations usually take place over the phone, but they can be done via email or Skype if you would prefer.