Mentoring and Editing Services

As the editor of Havok Magazine, I have plenty of experience in taking a good story and making it great. I will not only catch grammar and spelling mistakes, but I will be able to decipher your intention and help you express your thoughts with clarity and precision.

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Regular Services

Fiction

New Author Mentoring
Mentoring new authors is my passion. I love seeing the potential in a new author and helping them achieve it. Mentoring includes reading and evaluating your manuscript, giving feedback, and answering any questions you may have. It’s a relationship that goes back and forth as I help you learn more about writing craft and what specific strengths and weaknesses are in your own writing. We can work at your pace, doing as much or as little at a time as you want.
Check out this post to see if mentoring is right for you.
$50/hour

Full Manuscript Edit
Starting at $.03 per word, a full manuscript edit involves a detailed edit of grammar, spelling, plot points, and content. This is best for more experienced novelists who have already self-edited and are ready for a more professional edit.
Prices increase based on amount of work needed. Payment plans available.

Full Manuscript Review and Developmental Edit
Starting at $.02 per word, a full manuscript review includes a detailed edit of the first twenty-five pages and an overall content edit of the full manuscript. What’s working, what isn’t, plot holes and character motivations, and your common pitfalls to watch for and improve. Prices increase based on amount of work needed. Payment plans available.*

Fifty-Page Review
Can’t afford a full review? A review of the first fifty pages can tell give you a good idea of what you need to work on and give you tools to self-edit the rest of your manuscript.
Prices start at $250 for 50 pages or approximately 10,000 words.*

Ten-Page Review
Just looking for something to get you started? A ten-page review is ideal for new writers who just need someone to point them in the right direction and show them where to get started with self-editing.
Prices start at $45 for 10 pages or approximately 2000 words.*

Five Page Review
Stuck on a particular scene? Need help getting over a hump? Need a fresh set of eyes to give you some pointers? A five-page review is a cost-effective way to get a professional edit of a short piece.
Prices start at $25 for five pages or approximately 1000 words.*

*The price of any package will be applied to the price of an upgrade on the same manuscript.

Short Story Edit
A full edit of your short story, including content and line editing.
Prices start at $.03 per word.

Non-Fiction

Proofreading
A proofread of a non-fiction manuscript includes basic edits such as grammar and spelling, formatting lists, and suggestions for rewording for the sake of clarity. The assumption is that you have done your research and the content is accurate, and the only thing you need is a once-over to make sure it’s publication-ready.
Prices start at $0.015 (1.5 cents) per word.

Full Edit
A full edit includes all the basics in a proofread, plus fact-checking, checking sources cited, and copyright and fair use laws around cited material.
Prices start at $0.o3 per word but increase depending on the amount of work required.

Email at avily@avilyjerome.com for a sample edit, a recommendation, and a quote.