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Maverick Literary Editing Rates

The true intent of editing is to make existing copy better. When an author is signed with a large publisher, as many as five or six individuals of varying responsibilities may work on that book. The author is usually aware of the editing that's being done; however, there are instances when the the final product is hardly a representation of the author's original work.

   It is Maverick Literary's policy to include the author in the entire editing process. Our goal is never to lose the author's literary voice because we recognize this is a major investment that you've made, and we want to give you your money's worth.

Prices effective June.14.2013

     Short Stories      
20,000 to 29,999 words $400.000 to $800.00
30,000 to 39,999 words $550.00 to $1,250.00
40,000 to 49,999 words $650.00 to $1,500.00
50,000 to 59,999 words $750.00 to $1,750.00
60,000 to 69,999 words $1,000.00 to $2,250.00
70,000 to 79,999 words $1,250.00 to $2,500.00
80,000 to 99,999 words $1,500.00 to $3,000.00
Over 100,000 words negotiable to negotiable
Editing Rate Explanation

  Heavy: Higher end of quoted rate range. Extensive revisions and rewriting is usually required. Actual facts and other corrections may be required.

  Moderate: Middle of quoted rate range. Work is less extensive than heavy editing, but it is necesary.

  Light: Lowest end of quoted rate range. After initial overview, it is determined less than moderate work will be required.