Sample edits are available free of charge. Simply send in ten pages of a work-in-progress and Windlass Editing will do a line-by-line edit of the first three pages and a more general, big-picture critique on the full document.
Should you decide to work with Windlass, we will provide a custom quote for your project based on standards set by the Editorial Freelancers Association, charging either by the hour or wordcount. Half of the agreed upon payment is due when the contract is signed. The other half will be collected when the edit is complete.
Windlass welcomes long manuscripts – novels, memoirs, collections – as well as shorter works (stories, children’s books, etc.) and pitch and query letters. Manuscript critiques will run $1,200 per 100,000 words. The rate for polishing letters to agents and similar work is $70 per hour.
The difference between pub day and just another day can sometimes be a fresh set of eyes. At Windlass Editing, we are focused on you and your dreams of seeing your work find the audience it deserves. Why keep your public waiting?