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Smaller word counts can be negotiated
Novellette/Long Essay (9500-17,500) £300.00
Novella/Essays (18,001-40,000) £450.00
Novel/Nonfiction (40,001-80,000) £600.00
Long Novel (80,001 - 120,000) £750.00
Writing Mentorship* £1,500-£2,000
Indexing† – £3.00 per indexable page.
E.g., a 250-page book = £750.
Larger word counts can be negotiated
* One year intensive mentorship on a manuscript, with 3-5 edits and email support. Message me for a quote.
Commissioning work with us is easy. Simply contact us for a free quote, including the word count. We will promptly send you a confirmation of your request.
For novels and longer works, we encourage writers to schedule a time to speak with the editor, especially if you have special instructions to communicate. This should be done before editing commences.
Payment options include direct bank transfers and Paypal, to be paid prior to work commencing.
† An index is not only an invaluable guide to reading, and an excellent way to give your book enduring value as a reference, but also lends it a unique stamp of professionalism. Microsoft Word only.
Rowan Fortune holds a PhD in English and Creative Writing. They have over a decade of experience in small publishing (Cinnamon Press), teaching (Bangor University), freelance writing (The Tablet, Envoi), and mentorship. They have edited and written a long list of manuscripts that successfully went on to secure publishing contracts.
In addition to creative editing, they ensure your document is grammatically correct, free of typos, properly punctuated, fluid, consistent, clearly formatted and readable. Your text will be tracked changed, with extensive comments to guide you in your future writing. And you will be supported throughout this process, with a thorough follow up.
“Working with Rowan as my editor has made my work clearer, stronger and sharper. After tidying up the format into a professional standard, they identified and helped remove several writing tics that I was completely unaware of. Rowan's edits are always backed up with a clear explanation or an example of how to raise the quality of the text.”
~ Terry Melia
“Rowan adapted their approach to mentoring as I drafted and redrafted my manuscript. They regularly read my work in progress for clarity and grammatical accuracy and gave advice on its structure and flow. Rowan’s feedback was always constructive and insightful and this in turn gave me the confidence to discuss all aspects of the book with them and to ultimately finish it. I am now working on my second novel and I have asked Rowan to mentor me again.”
~ Clare Hepworth-Wain
“If you’re in need of an editor for your novel, Rowan can help you improve the story and/or clean up every last detail. If you’re looking for someone who can understand your vision and help you realize it, I cannot recommend this service highly enough!”
~ Jeanette Horn
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