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Gypsy Queen Press

"Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again." - André Gide

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Developmental Editing and Manuscript Assessments

Specializing in thrillers, paranormal/supernatural fantasy, gothic, horror, and soft sci-fi

You've told a yarn. Sweat, blood, and tears poured into your story. With my experience teaching writing for eight years, I'd be honored to help you polish up your manuscript so it can become the fantastic tale that you know it to be. 

Services

The following rates are for example purposes. Final rates will be determined with an initial evaluation of the manuscript. The final rate varies depending on genre, length, writing quality, deadline, and other factors. Click through the services I offer below for a brief description.

If you would like your personalized quote, contact me below to send me the following:

  • Your manuscript (I will choose a sample of your work to make my initial evaluation, no more than 250 words)

  • A description of what you want out of my services.

 Testimonials

"Reina was very helpful in helping me improve my dialogue and prose! She was able to clearly give examples of where I could make a scene's third-person POV and characterization better. I'm referring back to her advice as I edit over my manuscript

"Helping me improve my dialogue

and prose!"

- Julie Munich

Developmental Editing

 

A developmental edit is a critique of your manuscript as a whole. As the editor, I will be looking at the story side of your manuscript rather than a line edit or copyedit that looks more at the sentence structure and word use. I will provide you feedback on character, setting, plot structure, and themes that run through your manuscript. To sum it up, I will provide the following services with a developmental edit:

  • Examine all elements of the manuscript (plot, setting, character, theme, pacing, etc)

  • Provide in-line comments that reference clear examples of my feedback and real-time reactions to your story

  • An editorial report that summarizes the in-line comments, provides you with feedback and suggestions for revision, and describes what is working in your manuscript and should not be removed. 

  • After feedback is given to client, I will provide additional support to answer questions and clarify given feedback. This support can be provided through email exchanges (up to 5) OR a 30 minutes video or phone chat

Example Rate: $0.02 - 0.032 per word

Contact me for your personalized quote or for further details and questions

Manuscript Assessment

 

For manuscripts that may be a bit messy and not quite ready for a developmental edit, try a manuscript assessment instead!

Editorial Assessment

With an editorial assessment, I, the editor, will read your manuscript and provide you, the author, with an assessment report. This report will include areas where the manuscript could improve in regards to setting, character, pacing, and plot, as well as where the manuscript it working and should not be changed. To summarize, with an editorial assessment, the author will receive:

  • An assessment report that provides feedback and suggestions for revision, and describes what is working in your manuscript and should not be removed. 

  • After feedback is given to client, I will provide additional support to answer questions and clarify given feedback. This support can be provided through email exchanges (up to 5) OR a 30 minutes video or phone chat

Example Rate: $10 - 12 per 1,000 words

Contact me for your personalized quote or for further details and questions

Structural Assessment

Are you concerned with your complex plot? Worried about plot holes, or mistakes with your plot twists and turns? With a structural assessment, I, the editor, will read  your manuscript and provide you, the author, with a structure report. This report will include areas where the manuscript could improve the plot structure, as well as where the manuscript it working and should not be changed. To summarize, with a structural assessment, the author will receive:

  • A structure report that provides feedback and suggestions for revision, and describes what is working in your manuscript and should not be removed. 

  • After feedback is given to client, I will provide additional support to answer questions and clarify given feedback. This support can be provided through email exchanges (up to 5) OR a 30 minutes video or phone chat

 

Example Rate: $8 - 10 per 1,000 words

Contact me for your personalized quote or for further details and questions

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