Memoir Editing Fee
Except for work with our founding editor, Denis Ledoux, your memoir editing fee is $80/hour for manuscript editing and telephone consultations. Editing and consultations with Denis Ledoux are billed at $95/hour.
There is no charge (editing fee) for the two introductory consultations by phone. The first of the two complimentary consultations is with Denis Ledoux who will—if you choose to continue—then point you to a specific editor best suited to your needs. You will then have a second complimentary consultation with this professional.
After the complimentary consultations, you proceed to a trial three-hour billable package before moving on to a regular relationship with your editor.
How you pay is your choice. You can pre-pay by check or PayPal or you can leave a credit card number on file.
How long does it take to edit a manuscript?
The time required to edit a manuscript is hard—perhaps impossible—to predict. An editor may move quickly through one excerpt submission of a book manuscript and then have to plod through another submission from the same memoir manuscript.
Why is this so?
- Sometimes a writer has sent in a story he has told many times and the writing is already honed.
- On the negative side, perhaps a writer has sent in a piece of writing too early in the process and the editor is working with copy that really needed reworking before submission.
- Or, the reason can be something else entirely.
That’s why we cannot promise you we can read a fixed number of pages per hour but we can promise you that we will work appropriately to deliver you the quality editing you have a right to receive from us.
Are you ready to work with a memoir editor?
Ask for an initial complimentary session to assess your needs and the suitability of The Memoir Network to help you succeed. All initial complimentary sessions are with Denis Ledoux. You will then be assigned to a second complimentary session with a specific editor.
We offer a billable introductory package—try us with a three-hour commitment. That’s it: three hours! If we’re a fit, you ask us for more time. If we’re not a fit, we go our separate ways. Trial packages are either $240 or $285.
207-353-5454, M-F, 9-5 ET or email us to set up an appointment. Suggest three dates and times that work for you and we will confirm one.