Book Advising, Coaching, or Brainstorming Meeting
Service: A one hour call (voice or video, your choice) for brainstorming, advice, or problem-solving for your project or manuscript.
Scheduling & Timeline: We’ll find a mutually agreeable time within 2 weeks of booking and upon availability.
Payment: $125. Due 24 hours before the scheduled meeting.
Simple Read & Editorial Letter
Service: After reading your full or partial manuscript, the overview letter will review the strengths of the manuscript and provide specific, actionable suggestions for future drafting, with a focus on plot, pacing, and characters. Please note, this option does not include any in-line manuscript suggestions or edits.
Schedule & Timeline: Scheduled in advance based on my availability. Letters will be returned 7-10 days after receipt of manuscript.
Payment: $500 for manuscripts up to 80K words, $750 for manuscripts between 80-120K words. $100 non-refundable deposit upon scheduling, remainder due when you send your manuscript.
Manuscript Assessment & Editorial Letter
Service: You’ll receive in line notes and an editorial letter analyzing the manuscript, including an overview of its strengths as well as suggestions for future drafting, with a focus on characters, plot, and pacing. Editorial letters will be organized into subsections and will contain specific, clearly organized, and actionable feedback. Think of this as a “single pass” developmental edit.
Schedule & Timeline: Scheduled in advance based on availability. Edits & Letters Editorial will be within 3 weeks of receipt of manuscript.
Payment: .015 cents per word, $100 non-refundable deposit upon scheduling, remainder due when you send your manuscript.
Full Developmental Edit
Service: Includes 2 rounds of critique on your full manuscript. The first will focus on content and story, including notes in the manuscript that evaluate character, plot, and pacing. I’ll identify continuity errors and plot holes and offer possible suggestions and fixes. Second pass will focus on polishing story, craft, and voice and will include sentence-level recommendations. Editorial letters will give my assessment and overview of the current state of each draft of the manuscript and suggestions for revision. Letters will be organized into subsections and will contain specific, clearly organized, and actionable feedback.
Scheduling & Timeline: Scheduling will be based on my availability. Manuscript with notes and editorial letters will be returned within 3 weeks of receipt of manuscript.
Payment: 0.025 cents per word. $200 non-refundable deposit upon scheduling. Remainder of fee: Half due when you send the manuscript for the first pass, other half due before work begins on the second pass. (If the word count increases, I’ll adjust the final price accordingly.)
Choose Your Own Editing Services
I am flexible. Please contact me if your editorial needs require some combination of services above -- you only have a partial manuscript, or only want in-line manuscript notes, etc.
Please note, I do not provide the following services: copy editing, proofreading, sensitivity reads, or query critiques. All in-line manuscript notes are from my perspective as a developmental editor.
Jen gave us notes on adventure romance that's out this spring and her feedback was invaluable. SHE IS AMAZING. -Christina Lauren
Jen gave me a very comprehensive, direct, and thoughtful product. -Erin from The Heaving Bosoms Podcast
Jen gave me notes and blew my fucking mind. Can’t possibly recommend her highly enough! -Jenny Nordbak
If your manuscript is written in third person present, I am not the right editor for you.
All services are scheduled in advance and subject to availability.
Expedited Deadlines or Rush Projects: You can always inquire about gaps in my schedule or request accelerated timelines for previously scheduled services. Additional fees would apply.
Payments: All payments will be rounded to the nearest dollar. Preferred payment: Zelle.
Cancellation: Deposits are non-refundable.
1st rescheduling: $50 additional fee
2nd rescheduling: Half the fee in advance as a non-refundable deposit.