Lynn Curtis

Literary Consultant & Editor

For a reader’s report of approximately 2,000 words assessing your book’s chances of publication my charges are:

  • up to 70,000 words £300
  • 70–90,000 words £400
  • 90–110,000 words £500
  • If your book is longer I will quote you a price on request.

For a structural edit of your book, using track changes directly onto your Word Document, plus a summary of my findings, I charge £40 per hour. Email me first to tell me a bit about yourself and give a brief description of your work plus a word total. I often ask for a sample from the text at this point. I will then give you an estimate in hours of how long it will take me to complete the edit and tell you when you can expect to receive it.

Abridging texts is charged at £40 per hour. An estimate in hours will be given.

Help with writing a synopsis and submission documents is charged at £35 per hour.

Copy-editing jobs are priced individually after I have seen a text sample.

I’m sorry, but I do not edit poetry, plays or science fiction. If you have written a book for children or Young Adults, I recommend that you send it to a specialist in this field such as Louise Jordan at Writers’ Advice Centre.

Please Note

For a reader’s report I ask for payment in advance by BACS when you submit your book. For structural edits, I ask for 50% of the estimated fee to be paid in advance and the balance on completion. All material to be emailed in Word Document form only, double-spaced, 12-pt typeface.

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