Susan’s Pricing and Discounts

Editing Rates

Fire Wee What I Charge
  • I use a word count based rate rather than an hourly rate because I think it’s fair and more comfortable to both editor and client to know the money stuff up front.
  • Current services:
    • Content and Polish of final draft: $0.0125 per word
    • Developmental Edit of rough draft: $0.01 per word
    • First Chapters Critique: $0.01 per word ($50 minimum)
    • Outline/Synopsis development: $0.01 per word ($50 minimum)
  • In most cases, an anthology will be considered separate stories and contracted accordingly separately.
  • A $50 deposit is required when the contract is signed to hold your place in the schedule. This is non-refundable, except in a case in which I am forced to terminate the contract before it starts due to some emergency of a personal nature.

Fire Wee Available Discounts

  • For everyone:
    • Book your edit in advance! While I always try to accommodate my authors, knowing what work I have coming in helps me manage my calendar to do my best work. I hope setting dates with me will help you achieve your publishing goals.
      • Book your edit 1 month in advance: take 5% off your total fee
      • Book your edit in advance by 8 weeks or more: take 10% off your total fee
  • For my returning clients:
    • You know the power of word of mouth. There’s nothing like having the kind of fan who will put your books right in their friends’ hands. If you send your buddies my way, make sure they know to drop your name in their query, in the box that reads: How did you hear about me? I’ll take 10% off their fee, since they’re the friend of an important client, and you’ll receive 10% off your next edit, booked within the next six months.
  • All bookings are subject to available time on my calendar.
  • I reserve the right to refuse work I don’t feel is a good fit.
  • Discounts may be combined, up to 20% off.
  • My minimum fee per contract is always $50, regardless of discounts.

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Coaching Rates

Intro to Strengths, 45-minute call + Assessment Code: $125
Established clients*, 45-minute call: $100
6-session package: $500 (buy 5 get 1 free)


Coaching/Editing Packages

Established clients*:

  • Story development + editing
    • buy a 6-session coaching package
    • let me know you’re using for development and/or accountability for getting your next book written
    • receive a 20% discount on your edit (no other discounts may apply)

*To become an established client