Iridescence Editorial Services:
My developmental editing services are priced on a sliding scale.
I will always discuss reduced rates for other writers. I know how hard it can be to scrape cash together.
Email me here Please include Genre, Age range of title, a blurb (think back cover copy) and time period interested in booking. Please try to book at least two months in advance if you can.
I do NOT charge a reading fee.
All prices are in US dollars and must be paid in advance. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Please Note: All prices unless otherwise indicated are for a single pass through your manuscript.
$2500.00 per full-length user’s manual, technical manual, guidebook etc up to 500 pages, longer works are acceptable but we’ll have to base the cost on the length. I’ve worked for Fortune 500 companies (Text book publishing and then Mapping Software) where I’ve worked on these types of projects before. I have a minor in English Lit/Creative writing and I’m willing to work with any subject matter except math above trigonometry.
Fiction Age Category I work with: Adult. I’ll consider extremely dark YA on a case by case basis. I will work with charming middle grade and picture books as well.
Genres I work with:
Romance (Historical, Futuristic, Select Contemporary (case by case).
Fantasy (Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Magical Realism, High Fantasy)
Science Fiction (hard or soft, but I’m a scientist by training so work well with hard)
I am absolutely NOT a good fit for Inspirational/Christian centered concepts.
Query Critique and Query Edit
5$ for a Critique (no recommended changes, just whether I’d ask for the book or not.) 10$ for an Edit (I’ll go through it with a fine toothed comb and suggest changes.)
I do this as a living, and will critique your query based on several factors. Structure of the query, copy editing, developmental edit and if I as an aquisitions editor would want to read more of the book, which is the point of the query. To get an agent/editor interested in reading your book.
10$ for 1-2 pages, 20$ for 3-5.
I will critique your synopsis based on several factors. Structure, copy editing, developmental edit and if I would want to buy the book which is the point of the synopsis. To tell an agent what happens in your book so they can get an idea of marketability.
Twitter Pitch Critique:
Up to 12 twitter pitch critiques.
Contest Bundle Critique:
Critique of your Blurb, first page, query letter and pitch.
First and Last Chapter Critique:
Your first chapter hooks your reader and makes them want to continue reading your book. The last clinches the story and makes the reader happy they read the book. In the case of series books it makes them want to read the next one.
First 50 Pages/First three Chapter Critique:
This is the most common partial request you’ll get from an agent. I will developmentally edit your first three chapters up to 55 pages.
1$ per 150 words
100$ per 1700 words
700$ for up to 150k words
1200$/300k words (can be combined over more than one manuscript) or prearranged barter.
HAGGLE WITH ME. If my prices don’t meet your budget, tell me what your budget is and I’ll see if I can do it for that. I will work on a payment plan if needed. This is my living, yes, but I do need to make a living at it, so that means I need work.
This is in-depth editing that covers everything from character arc, plot arc, pacing, and pointing out weak sentences and suggestions for rewrites. If I see plot holes, I’ll point them out, if I see issues with detail, I’ll not only point it out, but if I know how to fix it, I’ll tell you that.
Average turn around time on this service is 6 week to 3 months, so budget time accordingly.
Line edit/Copy Editing:
700$/300k words or prearranged barter.
I am not a dedicated copy editor, this means I have not memorized the Chicago manual of style and may miss things. I am, however, an experienced writer and editor, so will likely catch a lot.
175$ for up to 50K words
350$ for up to 100k words
700$ for up to 200k words.
I’m autistic, and one of the ways that expresses in my brain is an inability to ignore mistakes in text. So my proof reading skills are EXCELLENT.
Diversity and Authenticity editing (formerly known as sensitivity reading):
$250/manuscript up to 150k words or prearranged barter. I’ve done these for as low as 80$ but this is a very fraught experience for me, so really prefer to have the full fee.
This service is available in any of the following areas or a combination of them all.
Polyamorous lifestyle and relationships
Asperger’s/autism (I’m autistic and so is my partner)
Parenting autistic kids (Both of ours are.)
Chronic illness/pain (I have several chronic pain or illness conditions. Fibromyalgia, traumatic injury, EDS, POTS, MCAS)
Childhood abuse survivor
Ex-pat living (US citizen living abroad)
Working in a laboratory
Forensic scene call-outs
Surviving rape or sexual assault
Being raised very poor
Narcotics addicted parents
Loss of family due to being queer
Parenting autistic kids.
60$/Manuscript up to 500 pages. (or prearranged barter).
This is a basic level read, is the story cohesive, and enjoyable. Low-level line edits and diversity coaching (meaning I’ll let you know if I catch anything, but won’t be looking for it.)
Edit as you go:
Developmental editing service for your WIP. It’s where you can send me a chapter or three at a time for response. Monthly and yearly rates available. Please submit query below.
I am a published author, a professional editor (it’s my day job) and a diversity and authenticity editor.
I have a Master’s in Education (major World History) and a B.A. in Biophysical anthropology and Forensics chemistry with minors in English Literature and Creative Writing.
I’m good at this stuff. My skills are excellent with the following;
Sex scenes that sizzle
Accurate BDSM writing
Pointing out where you can ground your scenes/make things realistic
My critique partners have told me my suggestions are gold.