Services and Rates
Freelance editing, design, and writing services
Susan Schnelbach and C. Scott Wyatt offer a rare mix of editing and writing services. As freelance editors, our clients range from individuals preparing ebooks to corporations seeking technical documentation.
- “Standard page” refers to 250 words, a metric dating back to typewritten manuscripts.
- Research expenses for writing and creative projects are billed to the client.
- Research time is billed according to our consulting rates, unless otherwise negotiated.
- Promotional materials include the following: press release, an "about the author" cover blurb, and book summary.
- Printing charges apply for additional copies, at $0.10/page.
- Work begins after a contract is entered into and any required deposits are paid.
Because we are full-time writers, we accept few clients at this time, usually by referral. Do not take it personally if you contact us and we must decline a freelance opportunity; we work 50 to 60 hours a week on writing projects.
Originally, we hoped Tameri Publications might publish anthologies. However, we found ourselves providing consulting services to other authors and publishers. Today, our services for select, confidential clients include:
- Writing and Consulting;
- Manuscript Editing; and
- Typing and Document Formatting.
Authors may select from four editing services ranging from light copyediting of a manuscript to editorial revising.
|Basic Copyediting||Basic light editing addresses issues of grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Only major style issues will be corrected.||$125||to 10,000 words|
|Moderate Editing||Moderate editing includes basic grammar, spelling, and punctuation. We also address word use, writing conventions, and tone.||$180||to 10,000 words|
|Editing with Editorial Feedback||Heavy editing includes the services listed above plus revisions related to story structure and genre norms. Microsoft Word's Review tools are used.||$250||to 10,000 words|
|Hourly Editing||We offer fixed hourly rates in rare cases, which are negotiated based on the type of materials to be edited and extent of editing.||$25
Book and eBook Layout and Design
Our Layout and Cover Art services are available a la carte, allowing authors the freedom to create custom publishing solutions.
|Text Only||All-text layout with basic book elements (print or ebook)||$250||to 250 pages|
|Book with Visuals||Mixed text and few graphics layout (stock images, basic informational graphics)||$400||to 250 pages|
|Extra Visuals||Additional charges for custom images, more than 10 informational graphics||$250||per graphic|
|File Conversion||Converting from any layout format to another (additional charge)||$75||per format|
|Basic Cover||Template-based cover, text with limited graphics||
|Custom Cover||Unique cover but limited art / stock images, includes basic back cover||$400|
|Illustrated Cover||Custom illustrated cover with matched back (usually photo-based)||$800|
|Distinct Cover||"Plus" illustrated cover (generally more complex, one-of-a-kind, paintings or sketches)||$1,000|
Complete Design and Layout Packages
|Basic Book||Mixed text and graphic book layout, stock art cover||$800|
|Edited Book||Editing, mixed text and graphic book layout, and stock art cover||$1,800|
|Full Book||Editing, mixed text and graphic book layout, stock art cover, and promotional materials||$2,500|
|Deluxe Package||"Plus" level of editing, mixed text and graphic book layout, stock art cover, and promotional materials||$5,000|
We do not provide writer-to-writer coverage analysis for manuscripts, stage plays, or screenplays. We consult on projects in development on a referral-only basis. Many good “coverage” services exist, at rates we cannot match for the time and effort we invest in our clients. We know our rates for creative analysis are above industry norms. Thankfully, our clients understand what we provide is different.
|Story Analysis and Report||Manuscript analysis and report is a detailed report on the general literary elements of a work, as well as mechanical issues.||$250||to 250 pages|
|Script Analysis||Script analysis of screenplays and stage plays||$400||to 130 pages|
We are available for freelance writing projects and confidential collaboration. Rates are negotiated based on individual projects and reflect industry standards. Please contact us for more information.
Notices and Disclaimers
Services are billed hourly and do not include the costs of any materials, supplies, or equipment rentals. We also charge for long-distance travel and related expenses.