Pricing

Round Library

So what does it take to get your writing on that bookshelf?

I’m going to be straightforward with you. I always like to see prices up-front, give them that squinted stare for a bit before taking my pick.

Now, I don’t do dollar/hour pricing, folks. This is to benefit you. You’re going to know the price at the beginning, specially tailored to your project. (For publishers, click here.)

Please note that the prices listed are ESTIMATES. They will vary depending on project, length, and time.

But let’s put things into perspective. The following numbers are not numbers.
 
Here’s what they are:
 

Ideas

Your content will spark creativity in your readers, encouraging them to ask Mary Oliver’s beautiful question: “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Laughter

Your story can entertain, amuse, and create positivity in your reader, extending to all those with whom your reader interacts.

Knowledge

You’ll share knowledge that they haven’t considered before, allowing them to expand interests and make positive changes in their lives.

catharsis

You are allowing your readers to validate themselves through your words, to connect with your message in a profound way.

Let’s make your readers feel something.

Developmental

edit

-Complete substantive edit focusing on strengths and suggested improvements for story and structure

 

-Up to 2 rounds

-In-document comments and suggestions

-Full editorial letter, outlining steps and detailing practical advice

-2 one-on-one consultations to discuss goals, feedback, and questions

Based on a manuscript of 50k words:

$2,800

line edit/
Copyedit

-Thorough edit focusing on each line and paragraph, addressing grammar, style, punctuation, flow, clarity, word choice, and more

-Up to 2 rounds

-Full editorial letter, outlining strengths and suggested improvements regarding structure and story, if needed

-Style Sheet covering names, places, words, etc. to aid consistency

-2 one-on-one consultations to discuss goals, feedback, and questions

Based on a manuscript of 50k words:

$3,250

Proofread

-Careful proofread to examine each of your words to ensure proper spelling and grammar

-Cross-checking Table of Contents against the book, as well as page numbers and headers

-Checking line breaks and scanning for orphans/widows for the typesetter

-In-document suggestions on clarity or structure, if needed

-Once typesetter has made changes, an optional second round to ensure changes were put in place properly

Based on a manuscript of 50k words:

$900

Brainstorm
Session

30-minute virtual call for writers who want help:

-brainstorming ideas

-forming an outline

-starting their story

-figuring out their plot

-fixing a plot hole


We discuss your ideas, what you’re stuck on, and next steps!















$60

 

For the Publishers: Rate/Word

Developmental Edit

-Complete substantive edit addressing content, story, flow, structure, etc. to ensure a unique and engaging book.

-Editorial letter, if required, outlining steps and plan for action

-Approx. 2 weeks

$.04/word

Copyedit/
Line edit

-Thorough edit focusing on each line and paragraph, addressing grammar, style, punctuation, flow, clarity, word choice, and more

-Adherence to Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition

-Approx. 3 weeks

$.05/word

Proofread

-Examining each word to ensure proper spelling and grammar

-Cross-checking Table of Contents against the book, as well as page numbers, headers, widows and orphans, and word breaks.

-Approx. 2 weeks

$.03/word

Let’s Talk!

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