You’ll receive my best-guess estimate of the likely total charges after I see at least a representative portion of your manuscript and we have a chance to talk about your aims for it.
To give you a very rough idea of what the damage might be:
A full substantive edit of an 80,000-word novel will run from $2,250 for an already pretty polished manuscript to as much as $4,000 for one requiring extensive line editing.
If you choose to have me read your book and provide you with a high level assessment and revision notes document, the fee will likely run between $850 and $1,500.
I’ll ask for payment of 1/3 of my best-guess estimate up front. When we finish, you’ll receive an invoice for the outstanding balance, payable by check or PayPal within 15 days.