EDITING and MENTORING
Below you will see the set fees for our appraisal services, all other services are ‘price on application’ as the fees vary according to the needs of each individual manuscript and client.
- Structural and copy editing
- Proof reading
- Publishing Proposal edit (helping you to craft your publishing cover letter, synopsis and the first three chapters of your manuscript, if required)
- Appraisal of partially completed manuscript
- Author website editing/writing
The MAA charges a one-off fee per manuscript which is due before the commencement of the appraisal process. This fee covers the cost of the appraisal (provided in the form of a written electronic report).
Please note: books in a series are considered individual submissions (ie you have three books in your series, this will be three separate submissions) – however if you contact me prior to submitting a series I will happily apply a discount for submitting all at once.
A book of short stories is price on application.
Appraisal Pricing Structure
Please note: All fees are inclusive of GST and are in Australian dollars. Prices are categorised by word count.
|Children’s Picture Book texts||$ 495|
|For all manuscripts up to 50,000||$ 638|
|For all manuscripts 50,000 to 80,000||$ 737|
|For all manuscripts 80,000 to 120,000||$ 819.50|
|For all manuscripts 120,000 to 170,000||$ 902|
|For all manuscripts 170,000 to 220,000||$ 984.50|
|For all manuscripts 220,000 to 270,000||$ 1039.50|
|For all manuscripts 270,000 to 320,000||$ Price on application|
|For all manuscripts 320,000 to 370,000||$ Price on application|
|For all manuscripts 370,000 to 420,000||$ Price on application|
|For all manuscripts 420,000 to 470,000||$ Price on application|
|For all manuscripts 470,000 to 520,000||$ Price on application|
|Mentorship and editorial services||$ Price on application|
If you resubmit the same manuscript for a follow-up appraisal within 6 months we will happily apply a 10% discount to your second appraisal – please remind us of this when you resubmit!
Payment can be made via personal or bank cheque, or money order (made out to The Manuscript Agency), or via direct debit. (Please contact The MAA via our Contact Form for bank details.)
Once payment is received, you will be issued with a receipt.
*Printing charges will apply to electronic submissions: AUD$0.20/page of printing + $10.00 admin fee.
**Please note that we no longer return manuscripts in the mail as a standard service. Instead, you will receive an electronic copy of your appraisal report via email. If you require your manuscript to be returned to you then a postage fee will be included on the invoice – please notify us if you require this service.