Prices are subject to change, tax, and are quoted in CAD dollars. Before beginning work, Catherine (and/or her team members offering services below) will finalize cost with you based on an evaluation of your needs, the project needs, and size of the project. Prices open to negotiation.
Most editors charge per word or page, so why flat rates? It’s just easier for you to know exactly what you’re paying, no hidden costs or extra fees. Catherine’s an author too, so she is well aware of the fiscal challenges an author faces. When she was searching for her own editors, it was often difficult to find out exactly how much an edit would cost with other pricing models Catherine specializes in assisting new and self-published authors, and so she keeps her rates within most budgets in that market.
She and her team bill using secured payment methods (PayPal, Square, etransfer) and accept credit cards. Billing is done after the work is completed unless it is over $500 where she bills 50% at the halfway point and the remaining 50% at the end.
All services are customized to meet the needs of the author and the work. All editing services include an editor’s report and up to 1 hour follow up. Not satisfied with the work Catherine or her team has offered? Let us know and we’ll make it right.
Beta Read Only
Reading interests: Non-fiction, psychology, Fiction: dystopian and post dystopian, general fantasy, mystery (not true crime), sci-fi, especially ones with happy endings and animals.
$45 per beta read regardless of size
Promotion: book an alpha/beta read (subject to availability) with Catherine and Nicole for only $88 for books under 90 000 words.
Catherine has extensive experience in editing fiction and non-fiction. While she focuses on fiction manuscripts and developmental editing, she is open to discussing your manuscript and structural/line-by-line, copy editing, fact checking, and other editing needs. Please contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs. She does not read or edit horror or erotica. Catherine loves stories of fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal, romance, magic realism, dystopian, YA, New Adult, mystery and crime. She enjoys unique memoirs, travel books, role-playing games and gaming guides, and books with spiritual and esoteric themes. She has experience with children and MG books, social sciences, science, academic thesis and essays, technical manuals and instruction guides, and business documentation and reports. She has an eclectic interest in books, with a focus on unique character-driven stories.
Promotion: Book Catherine for a combination 3 edits (i.e. developmental edit, line edit, and copy edit) to get your manuscript ready for querying or for beta/proofreaders if self-publishing for manuscripts up to 120,000 words for $2000.
Promotion: Character Inventory
Have your characters ran away into their story and now you’re struggling to keep them all corralled? Are you a discovery writer looking for a reference document for your work? Writing a series and missed supporting characters or key flaws in your own notes? How about having an inventory of your characters done for your book? Whether it’s just a basic name list or includes physical descriptions and major flaws and quirks, I can help put it all in one place to help you along so you can focus on writing instead of wrestling with those characters in your stories.
Add-on to existing reading or editing service for just $75
$100 up to 95000 words
$200 up to 200000 words
Alpha/Beta Read and Manuscript Evaluation/Assessment
Get a read through with comments from an editor that focuses on reader perspective, common writing mistakes, issues with structure or character and more at any stage in the manuscript’s development.
$130 each work for anything 99000 words to 180000 words
$88 each work for anything between 50000-98999 words
$66 each work for anything under 49999 words
Transform your story right from the plot, from a partial or initial draft, or at any stage of your work. Catherine will work to help you get a solid structure, dynamic characters with depth, or find your way out of ‘stuck’. She can assist with plotting, manuscript organization, consistency, reader appeal, missing elements, common writer elements, and more. While she will identify some grammatical and spelling errors, the focus of this type of edit is on structure and story. Timeline for edit is usually 2-8 weeks depending on the manuscript.
$650 each work for anything 99000 words to 150000 words
$450 each work for anything between 50000-98999 words
$250 each work for anything under 49999 words
Coaching or Developmental Consulting
New author not sure what it takes, where to go, or what to do next? Stuck with your manuscript or characters? Worksheets, one-on-one sessions, and writing coaching. Catherine is a writing partner with experience as a writer, editor, and reader behind them. Take a developmental editing read through of your manuscript one step further with regular discussions, customized worksheets for your unique style and work, and building a writing plan to get that manuscript finished.
Purchase or have Catherine build/customize individual no-nonsense worksheets on writing catch phrases and blurbs, character timelines, chapter basics, plotting, sci-fi and fantasy specific worksheets to guide you through your writing process. (No follow up, edits, or discussion included).
Add on an hour of one-on-one discussion about what you’re stuck on or want guidance on.
$750 Package for developmental edit read for 75001 to 180000 words and 4 hours coaching
$450 Package for developmental edit for 49999 to 75000 words and 4 hours coaching
$350 Package for developmental edit of 10000 to 49998 words and 4 hours coaching
$150 Package for developmental edit of 5001 to 9999 words and 2 hours coaching
$60 Package for developmental edit of up to 5000 words and 1 hour coaching
Editing Add-on: Customized Style Guide $75
Want a tool to help improve your writing and add a bit of DIY to your editing process? Catherine will provide a short style guide for you to refer to when doing revisions including formatting, spacing, punctuation and grammar, and a short list of things to watch for and common errors in your own writing. Ideal for series or improving your writing. Catherine will work with you to determine your preferences and offer a customized document you can refer to again and again. If you would like this added to a Beta/Alpha Read, Manuscript Evaluation, or Character Inventory, or done on its own, please contact Catherine directly for pricing.
Catherine also offers: Fact Checking, writing services, workshops, presentations, resumé consulting and coaching, and more. For more information on these, please contact her at email@example.com or here.
Coming Soon – Hayley Dawn, Designer
Hayley will be offering promotional pricing for Catherine Milos clients, and Catherine will return the favour. Stay tuned for more information. Visit Hayley’s site in the meantime http://hayleydawndesigns.com/