Fees

EDITING FEES

for SHORT STORIES and short works

$50 for a story up to 20 manuscript pages, plus $1.00 per page beyond that.

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for NOVELS or FULL LENGTH MANUSCRIPTS

For longer works, my fees currently range from $2.50-$3.00 per manuscript page (not physical pages). A standard manuscript page holds 250 words. I determine the number of chargeable pages in a manuscript by dividing overall word count by 250.

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BETTER BEGINNINGS

This “package” includes the first 12,000 words (about 50 pages) of a manuscript, plus an outline or synopsis, for an an intensive edit/brainstorm. The charge is $125. For a work-in-progress or an early draft, the goal is to insure that the major elements are working and the opening has the necessary hook to draw readers. For a completed draft, this is to polish the pages before submitting to an agent or editor.

Note: If an author comes back to me to edit the rest of the manuscript, I charge a reduced rate to re-read the revised pages.

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Please submit work in standard manuscript format: 12 point font, Times New Roman or Courier, double-spaced, one inch margins all around, left justified, paragraph indent, no space between paragraphs.

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RETREATS and WORKSHOPS

I teach workshops/classes on many aspects of writing, online and in person.I am also happy to lead writers’ retreats.

FEES for workshops, conference appearances and retreats are negotiable. Please contact me at ramonadef@yahoo.com.