For all of your editing needs…

My background in editing comes from a wide variety of places. I have my B.A. in Creative Writing and Literature at Southern New Hampshire Universty and pursuing my MA in English and Creative Writing. On top of formal education, I’ve had hands-on experience through internships at a literary agency, REUTS Publication, and Entangled Publications as well as multiple years of freelance work.

So what can I bring to you that other editors can’t? I’m also an author. I know how much criticism stings and how it’s hard to see the good of your manuscript through red lines, big change suggests, and the doubt that follows. I care about each book I work on as much as I care about my own.

If you’d like to work with me, check out my menu below. When you’re ready, send an e-mail to nicoletoneedits@gmail.com. I’m happy to provide testimonials, sample edits, and answer any questions you might have.

I’m currently open to all categories and genres except for erotica.

See my FAQ page for more information.

Menu:

Twitter Pitch Brainstorm/Edit – $5 per pitch
We work together to create the pitches that will catch agent and editor attention during one of the many Twitter pitch events.

Logline Pitch Brainstorm/Edit – $10 per pitch
Similar to the Twitter Pitch option, but this is specifically for the long pitches needed during events like PitchMatch and Pitch Madness.

Logline Pitch Brainstorm/Edit + First 250 Words – $15
Similar to the query edit process, but the focus of this is specifically for long pitches and the first 250 words of your manuscript needed for events like Pitch Match and Pitch Madness. Includes up to three passes.

Query Edit – $25
A three-pass process where we work on making sure your query is specific, has stakes, and is set up to be personalized for the agents or editors that you’re looking to query.

Synopsis Edit – $25
A three-pass process where we work on making sure your synopsis is simple, coherent, and clearly demonstrates your manuscript’s main plot.

50p Edit – $75
A short version of the premium developmental edit. Includes an editorial letter with an overview of the big picture issues (character development, plot, voice) as well as in-line comments that point out specific areas that need developing.

Pitch Event Packages

Twitter Pitch + Query Edit – $30
A three-pass edit on your query, including help with personalization on your queries to agents or editors who request materials from pitch events. This also includes brainstorming twitter pitches (140 characters) — up to as many as are allowed per event.

Twitter Pitch + Query Edit + Synopsis Edit – $40
A three-pass edit on both your query and your synopsis. The query edit would include help with personalization to agents or editors who request materials from pitch events. This also includes brainstorming twitter pitches (140 characters) — up to as many as are allowed per event.

Twitter Pitch + Query Edit + First Chapter Edit – $50
A three-pass edit on your query and first chapter. The query edit would include help with personalization to agents or editors who request materials from pitch events. This also includes brainstorming twitter pitches (140 characters) — up to as many as are allowed per event.

Submission Packages

Query Edit + First Chapter Edit – $45
A three-pass edit on your query and first chapter. This will include copy and line editing of your query and first chapter, as well as thoughts and suggestion on how better to grab an agent or editor’s attention.

Full Manuscript Services:

Reader’s Report – $185
A one-page report on what is working in the manuscript, what isn’t, and an assessment of whether or not the manuscript is query or publication-ready.

Developmental Edit – $.005 per word
A full read of your manuscript that results in an in-depth editorial letter that includes an analysis of the plot, character development, whether or not the beginning and end are engaging, among other topics. 

Line Level Critique – $.006 per word
A critique of your full manuscript but in the manuscript pages themselves. This includes suggestions on how to better develop your scenes, on how to tighten sentences, and emotional reactions. This is not a line edit.

Premium Developmental Edit – $.008 per word
Includes an editorial letter with an overview of the big picture issues (character development, plot, voice) as well as in-line comments that point out specific areas that need developing.

Line Edit – $.009 per word
Complete line-by-line edit of your manuscript. This includes reading for and making suggestions for changes to paragraph structure, sentence flow, to strengthen voice and style. This service also includes copy editing–reading for grammar, punctuation, and making sure the manuscript adheres to the Chicago Manual of Style. 

Proofreading – $1.00 a page

Second-Pass Read – $150
An add-on for those who get full manuscript edits or the reader’s report. I will read through your edited manuscript and evaluate whether or not the changes you made solved the problems mentioned in the initial editorial review.