WHAT ARE OUR RATES?
This varies from project to project and is determined by multiple factors. Our prices depend on the length of the manuscript, types of edits, how many editing types are needed, how many rounds the work needs, genre, and necessary team size. Fantasy fiction manuscripts, for instance, are typically longer and may include unfamiliar language that the editor will need to take into account as they edit, making the process longer and the team slightly larger. That's a really great and beautiful thing, but it will cost more than a realistic fiction piece with half the word count.
HOW DOES HIRING A TEAM AFFECT PRICING?
It's true; our prices will be slightly higher than the average freelancing editor. Since we work in teams, each editor on that team will want (and need) to be paid from our rates. What you're getting for that price, though, is multiple rounds of edits inherently done in a one-round turn-around time. Plus, each editor is highly skilled and trained in both writing and editing, so you have a team of experts on your side. If you can't do that right now, try asking the editor you contact about payment plans! We try our best to be reasonable.
HOW CAN I BE PART OF THE PROCESS?
Once your team gets a cursory round table, they will ask if you wish to be included in the second round. You can choose whether or not to be included in that meeting, but it doesn't change the pricing.
CAN I CHOOSE MY TEAM?
Once you choose which lead editor you want to head your project, they will assemble of team of editors based on your needs and concerns. If you have any doubts about the team they've assembled, bring it up! They're here for your needs and won't be offended if your needs include being specific.
HOW IS A TEAM ASSEMBLED?
Your lead editor chooses their teammates based on your specifications. They know who would work best for copy edits and who would work best for developmental edits. If you only need one type of edit, your team might be as small as two or three people specialized in your genre and preferred editing type.