Working with The Manuscript Agency gives you access to a team of over thirty editors. Between us we cover all genres of fiction as well as the different forms of non-fiction – your manuscript will be allocated to the person most experienced with your genre. When working with The MAA you have the added benefit of working with a senior managing editor (Kit Carstairs) as well as getting the expertise of the editor allocated to work with your manuscript. All MAA editors are experienced in the Australian book publishing industry.
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 Editing
- Copy Editing
- Proof Reading
- 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: All fees are inclusive of GST and are in Australian dollars. Prices are categorised by word count.
|Cover letter + Synopsis Edit||$330|
|Children’s Picture Books||$495|
|First three chapters (up to 20,000 words)||$550|
|For all manuscripts up to 20,000||$550|
|For all manuscripts 20,000 to 50,000||$682|
|For all manuscripts 50,000 to 80,000||$781|
|For all manuscripts 80,000 to 120,000||$863.50|
|For all manuscripts 120,000 to 170,000||$946|
|For all manuscripts 170,000 to 220,000||$1028.50|
|For all manuscripts 220,000 to 270,000||$1083.50|
|For all manuscripts 270,000 and over||$Price on application|
|Manuscript series / Multiple MS Submission||$Price on application|
|Mentorship and editorial services||$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 for all appraisals, mentorships and editorial is due before the commencement of the appraisal/mentoring/editorial process, unless otherwise agreed to in writing with Kit Carstairs. The full fee will always be required before delivery of the appraisal/mentoring notes/editorial mark-up.
Payment can be made via cheque or money order (made out to The Manuscript Agency), direct transfer, credit card or BPAY. (Please contact The MAA via our Contact Form or send Kit an email for banking details.)
Once payment is received, you will be issued with a receipt of payment.
*Printing charges will apply to electronic submissions: AUD$0.11/page of printing + $11.00 admin fee ( inc GST).
**Credit card and BPAY payments will incur a transaction fee of 1.8% of the total invoice amount. Please notify us if you would like to pay by credit card and we will add this option to your invoice.
***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.
****Please note that a $30 fee is applied to all international bank transactions.