What Are Comps? Why Do I Need Them?

Comps or comparable titles are needed when querying your manuscript. They provide editors and agents with an audience, genre,  and sales potential. They also become a way for editors and agents to pitch your work to people who may not be as familiar with it as they are - say sales reps, publicity, etc. 

How I Can Help

Based off either your full manuscript - if I'm editing it for you - or your synopsis and first chapter - I will provide a few options of books and/or TV shows that fit your work and how. Ultimately, you will choose what best suits your manuscript, but these suggestions are aimed to improve your pitch.

Pricing

All comp research will go for a flat rate of $20. If you are booking my services for more than comp research, I'm happy to work out a package deal!

Developmental Editing

Full manuscript edits are closed at this time. 

Feedback

For a partial or full manuscript edit, I will send back two documents. The first will be an annotated version of your story with comments I’ve made as I’ve read. These comments can range from world-buildling questions, to plot inconsistencies, to my reactions.

The second document will be an analysis highlighting the good aspects of your manuscript, what needs work, and any major plot holes or issues I found.

Turn Around

2-3 weeks depending on length of manuscript. Less than a week for synopses, blurbs, and chapters.

Pricing

Rates are determined based on the length of the manuscript or set of chapters and the extent of the edit you would like. 

For only proofreading—looking out for grammar, spelling, punctuation etc—I will charge a flat fee of $.005 per word. 

For only developmental editing, I will charge a flat fee of $.009 per word.

Query & Synopsis Critiques

These services are open!

Feedback

I will send back an annotated document highlighting areas for improvement in both a query and synopsis ranging.

Turn Around

1 week

Pricing

Each of these go for a flat rate of $20.

For additional passes, after the first, there will be a $5 charge.

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