(Besides novels, this package can also be used for memoirs/short story collections and even self-help books!) Are you lost on how to turn your draft into a published book? Are you too close to it? Do you need someone to read the whole manuscript and provide some suggestions–what is working and what is not? Editor-911 (Margo L. Dill) will:
Cost: Up to 55,000 words: $275.00 (Value $430+)
Between 55,001 and 75,000 words: $325.00
Between 75,001 and 100,000 words: $375.00
Over 100,000 words—please email margolynndill@gmail (dot) com.
Do you have a picture book you need help with? For $55 (1000 words* or less), you will receive:
Cost: Up to 1000 words: $55.00
Between 1001-2000* words: $80.00
Over 2000 words, please email me!
*Most publishers and literary agents are looking for picture books that are UNDER 1000 words, and typically even less than that. A picture book should have a “perfect marriage” between the text and the illustrations to tell the complete story. If you have over 1000 words, I am happy to work with you to get your word count down and discuss which parts of the story could easily be told with illustrations only. Or maybe you are writing an early chapter book instead...
Writing coach sessions can be used to discuss writing career goals, hold yourself to a specific deadline, figure out where (and how) to submit your work, talk about your brand and marketing platform, create a marketing plan, or brainstorm plot ideas. For example, writers have used writing coach sessions to discuss a novel and stay on track with word count, to figure out how to market a book and follow through on these ideas, to discuss where to go next in a writing career, and more. These sessions currently cost $30 for a 30-min phone or Skype conversation and $50 for 60 minutes. If you purchase a writing-coach package, you receive a discount on the regular rate, and you can use the sessions at any time, where Margo’s schedule and yours coordinate. Margo will meet people in person if you live within 25-miles of her and are purchasing at least an hour at a time, and you would prefer in-person sessions. (She lives in St. Louis, MO). Packages do not expire.
Cost: Package 1: Three 30-minute (90-min total) sessions for $80 (Value $90.00)
Package 2: Three 60-minute (180-min total) sessions for $130 (Value $150.00)
Package 3: Five 60-minute (300-min total) sessions for $215 (Value $250)
If you need help setting up or maintaining a website, Margo can help with this! She uses GoDaddy for this site and margoldill.com and has extensive experience with Wordpress. She also uses Blogger to blog for WOW! Women On Writing. She is the former MO-SCBWI webmaster. Websites are a necessity for today’s business–whatever it is.
She can also help you come up with content for your blog/website and write it.
She is NOT a website designer, so these would be websites/blogs using the tools provided by WordPress, Blogger, Squarespace, Weebly, GoDaddy, or a similar program .
Website Help: Regular cost for help setting up and maintaining a website is $50 an hour. Buy a package of 5 hours for $200.00 and save $50.00.
Blog posts: Regular cost for a blog post can range from $30 and up, depending on the topic/business, the length of the post, and the amount of research that needs to be done. If you buy a package of 3 posts, you save 25% off the quoted price for one post. If you buy 6 posts, you save 35% off the quoted price for one post.
Do you need help with a query letter or submission to an agent or editor? In this package, Margo will
Cost: $75.00 (savings of $25.00)
If you need more help with submitting than is listed above or advice on who to submit to, etc, it's better to buy a coaching package (see above) and then add on a query letter edit (which would be discounted to $40--instead of $60--with the purchase of the coaching package).
Are you planning to self-publish your work? If so, this package includes:
Cost: $75.00 (savings of $25.00)
Following is a list of most of Editor 911's current services. If you have a need and you don’t see it here, please email Margo at margolynndill (at) gmail.com, and we can discuss it. Just a reminder, all former clients and my former WOW! students receive a 10% discount on any services, unless you have a coupon for a bigger discount, or you are purchasing a package! Since packages are already discounted, there's not an additional discount.
You can always email me any questions to discuss your needs at margolynndill (at) gmail.com.
Examples of average pricing:
(Most projects will be discussed on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Margo for current rates. Discounts are applied for former clients and large projects, such as novels or school visit presentations.)
$6.00 a page for a full edit (250-275 words on an average page)
$5.00 a page for content editing
$5.00 a page for extensive line edits (more than proofreading, but not quite content editing)
$4.00 a page for proofreading
$30 for 30 minutes of writer coaching
$50 for 60 minutes of writer coaching
$60/hour for editing, copy writing, and graphic design work (This is an average–rates will be determined on a case-by-case basis.)
30% rush-fee–Rush is when a project needs to be done faster than is average to receive it back. This would be discussed before charging the fee.
$100/hour for speaking and conference workshops (This is an average–rates will be determined on a case-by-case basis.)
$200-$600 for school visits in-person, depending on the needs of the school; $100-$150 for Skype (Some school visits are given away each year for a reduced fee. Please contact Margo for more information.)
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