James D. McCallister

author of the Edgewater County series

Editorial Rate Card

Need editorial support for your literary projects? This award-winning Southern writer of novels, stories, creative nonfiction and screenplays is here to help you polish your work.

MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION I

  • 10 pages + 1-2 page synopsis or outline
  • Includes general evaluation and recommendations regarding formatting, overall literary style and storyline
  • $25.00 flat rate

MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION II

  • 20-50 pages + 1-2 page synopsis or outline
  • Includes recommendations regarding storyline, voice, style and other narrative elements like dialogue, transitions, etc
  • $50.00 flat rate

LINE EDIT PACKAGE

One edit of manuscript + review.

  • Background formatting of document
  • Line Edit (Copyediting)
  • Sales copy/Cover blurb/Plot summary
  • Manuscript Review
  • Rate: $.015/word 

DEVELOPMENTAL PACKAGE

Two edits of manuscript + proofread.

  • Background formatting of document
  • Line Edit (Copyediting)
  • Conceptual Edit (structure, pacing, dialogue, character)
  • Sales copy/Cover blurb/Plot summary
  • Manuscript Review
  • Proofread
  • Rate: $.0375/word 

PUBLICATION PACKAGE

All editing + publication-ready interior, ebook, and cover files 

  • Background formatting of document
  • Line Edit (Copyediting)
  • Conceptual Edit (structure, pacing, dialogue, character)
  • Sales copy/Cover blurb/Plot summary
  • Manuscript Review
  • Pre-publication Proofread
  • File formatting (print interior design and ebook files)
  • Print and Ebook Cover design
  • Upload of files to distributor of client’s choice
  • Rate: $.06/word

E-BOOK FILE FORMATTING

  • $150.00 flat rate

INTERIOR PRINT FILE FORMATTING

  • $250.00 flat rate

For additional details about any of these services, please contact me at

[email protected]

before submitting work. Put ‘MS Editing’ as the subject line of your email. Payment accepted via Paypal, check, or money order.

Disclaimer: Mind Harvest Press reserves the right to reject unremarked any particular request for manuscript evaluations or editorial work, and offers no guarantees of future publication.