For a flat fee of $250, I provide sensitivity reads regarding
-bisexuality/queerness in the South
I will read for more than one of the above subjects for an additional $75 per.
Please note: sensitivity reads do not address matters of plot, character, or prose outside of how it affects the specific subject of the read.
If you’re looking for a sensitivity reader for other subjects, I encourage you to check out Writing in the Margins.
My specialties are romance (erotic/erotica, contemporary, YA) and fantasy (adult, contemporary/urban fantasy, YA).
Query critiques: $50+
You’ve written your manuscript, revised it a thousand times, and you’re ready to send it off to the agent or editor of your dreams–but you still need an airtight query. Send it over, and I’ll help you whip it into shape. The base package gets you 2 rounds of notes, and I’m happy to continue to work with you for $15 per additional round.
Submission packages: $150+
In addition to the query critique, I’ll take a look through the first fifty pages of your manuscript for plot, character, setting, and language. You’ll get a short letter detailing what made me want to keep reading and how to turn that up to 11. The package includes two rounds for both query and first-fifty; additional rounds can be purchased for an additional $75 per.
Beta reads: $200+ (up to 100,000 words)
You just need that last read-through to make sure you’ve nailed everything down. I’ll provide an impartial read for big stuff: plot solidity, voice, continuity. You’ll get a short edit letter with notes on what worked for me and what didn’t. Manuscripts over 100k will be considered for an additional $0.003/word.
Developmental edits: $0.004/word
More in-depth than a beta read, developmental edits will address plot arc, pacing, character arcs, setting/world-building. You’ll get a separate edit letter, plus in-document notes providing examples of issues cited. This does not include sensitivity notes unless they are extremely glaring.
Line edits: $0.007/word
You feel good about plot and story structure, and your characters are well-rounded, three-dimensional human beings. Now it’s time to get your hands dirty. Line edits address grammar, syntax, dialogue, voice, style, and rhetoric. If you’re looking for a way to tighten your prose, let me help. (Please note I am not a copyeditor, but I can refer you to some wonderful ones if that’s what you need.)
BDSM critique: $200+ (up to 100,000 words)
Misconceptions abound about the world of kink, thanks, in part, to the popularization of abusive characters masquerading as “dominant.” The BDSM community is like any other, and likes to see itself reflected accurately and with nuance in popular culture. Let me tell you if your kink writing is risk aware and consensual, and if your Alpha male is actually just a possessive jerk. I’ll provide a letter detailing any issues I find. This is not a line edit, but may include developmental suggestions. Manuscripts over 100k will be considered for an additional $0.003/word.
A 10% discount will be applied for anyone of a marginalized group, including people of color, religious minorities, LGBTQIA+, women, and/or people with disabilities. I won’t ask anyone to name their marginalization(s).
A contract will be required to engage sensitivity and/or editorial services. Please contact me to inquire further or to reserve services. Payment through PayPal is available. A 50% deposit upon booking, and the remaining 50% is due upon my receipt of the manuscript.