NEW!

Quick Critiques 

Lit Chicks is now offering on-the-go editing for writers looking for feedback on their works in progress!

Wondering if the idea in your imagination is translating to the page? Need to know if your approach has what it takes to grab and grip today’s discerning reader? No worries. We got you. For a small fee, we’ll review a manuscript sample (the first 25 pages) and assess it for the following five essential elements:

1) Is there a story line with a central conflict that is strong enough to support a full-length novel? Is it revealed early enough to hook the reader?

2) Is there a well-drawn protagonist the reader can readily recognize? An antagonist?

3) Is there a compelling plot unfolding and escalating from page one?

4) Is the main character(s) complex enough to carry the weight of that plot?

5) Is the story centered on a marketable theme that will resonate with a sizable (or identifiable) audience?

Here’s how it works:

*You send us (up to) the first 25 pages of your manuscript and $50.

*We read and assess your pages according to the guidelines specified above, in five business days or less.

*Your pages are returned to you with specific comments and margin notes, highlighting what’s working and what’s not.

*We’ll answer any questions you may have about our comments and notes, and offer recommendations for other resources to help you resolve any issues we may identify.

Sound good? Okay then. Let’s get started! Email litchickseditorial@gmail.com to book your Quick Critique today.

Developmental Editing

What you can expect:

  • Full read-through and margin notations (up to 400 manuscript pages)
  • 14-day turnaround
  • Email Q&A to address questions and concerns (open ended but not unlimited, 24 hour response time)
  • 3 hours phone/Skype Consultation (times to be mutually agreed upon)
  • Referral Discount for line/copy editing through Lit Chicks Editorial

What it costs:

  • Full Manuscript (400 page maximum*): $2,250
  • Short Form Fiction (up to 50 pages*): $5/page

*Standard Manuscript Formatting, Times New Roman/Courier or similar

Terms:

A 50% advance deposit is required to reserve your reading time. The remaining balance is due upon completion and delivery of your editorial review notes.

Line / Copy Editing

What you can expect:

  • Line by line read-through / markup of your manuscript (up to 400 pages)
  • 7-day turnaround
  • Email Q&A to clarify edits and address questions (open ended but not unlimited)
  • Referral discount for developmental editing services through Lit Chicks Editorial

What it costs:

  • Full manuscript (400 page maximum*): $400
  • Short form fiction (120 page max*): $2/per page

*Standard Manuscript Formatting, Times New Roman/Courier or similar

Terms:

A 50% advance deposit is required to reserve your reading time. The remaining balance is due upon completion and delivery of your editorial review notes.

**  Next available reservation: October 5, 2016  **

Ready to book a read? To submit your reservation request, use the contact form below. Please be sure to indicate your editing needs (developmental editing or copy/line editing).

 

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