Editing Services

The writing coach and editing services of Alida Winternheimer.

Free Sample Edits for All Packages

Before we even begin working together, you’ll receive a sample edit of 10 pages of your manuscript and a 1-hour consultation by Skype.

We’ll discuss your book project and how I can help you. I’ll give you feedback on your 10-page sample and your project as a whole, based on our conversation.

You are always free to record our Skype calls, and I recommend you set up and test your recorder before we meet.

The sample edit is FREE, so you can see exactly what you’ll get with me before choosing a package. Editing packages with pricing are listed below.

Working with an Editor, a Conversation

Underwood

$3,000 – $10,000

Developmental Edit: Two Full Readthroughs + Coaching

  • Readthrough of your complete manuscript
  • Written feedback in the form of inline comments
  • A letter addressing global concerns
  • 2-hour Skype call to discuss the feedback
  • Coaching while you work on the revision
    • Available by email and appointment to answer questions
    • Sounding board to help you sort out all the ideas in your head
    • Brainstorming partner full of fresh ideas
    • Will suggest exercises to help you learn writing craft if necessary
    • Will look at scenes to make sure you’re on the right track while you revise
  • Readthrough of your revised manuscript
  • Written feedback in the form of inline comments
  • A letter addressing global concerns
  • 2-hour Skype call to discuss the feedback and next steps
  • Access me with follow-up questions for 1 month after the final call
    • Because I know your book intimately, I’ll be happy to help you with some of those tough questions about how to take your manuscript in a new direction

*Final price may be less or greater than range listed above, depending on length of manuscript.

Remington SB

$1,500 – $3,500

Storyboard Consultation + Coaching + Developmental Edit: 1 full readthrough

  • Provide instructions for storyboarding your novel
  • Answer questions while you create the storyboard
  • Read through of your complete chapter-by-chapter, beat-by-beat storyboard
  • Written feedback in the form of inline comments
  • Notes addressing global concerns
  • 1-hour Skype call to discuss the feedback
  • Coaching while you work on revising your book based on the storyboard consult
    • Available by email and appointment to answer questions
    • Sounding board to help you sort out all the ideas in your head
    • Brainstorming partner full of fresh ideas
    • Will suggest exercises to help you learn writing craft if necessary
  • Readthrough of your newly revised manuscript
  • Written feedback in the form of inline comments
  • A letter addressing global concerns
  • 2-hour Skype call to discuss the feedback and next steps
  • Access me with follow-up questions for 1 month after the final call
    • Because I know your book intimately, I’ll be happy to help you with some of those tough questions about how to take your manuscript in a new direction

*Final price may be less or greater than range listed above, depending on length of manuscript.

Remington

$1,000 – $3,000

Developmental Edit: 1 full readthrough

  • Readthrough of your complete manuscript
  • Written feedback in the form of inline comments
  • A letter addressing global concerns
  • 2-hour Skype call to discuss the feedback
  • Access me with follow-up questions for 1 month after the final call
    • Because I know your book intimately, I’ll be happy to help you with some of those tough questions about how to take your manuscript in a new direction

*Final price may be less or greater than range listed above, depending on length of manuscript.

Alida has been the saving grace for many of my manuscripts. Her insight into character, plot, and scene development has honed my writing and my writing skills. She is professional, responds quickly, and presents her findings in a clear, easy to understand format. She is always my first choice for reader and editor. I look forward to working with her long into the future.

N. Taranovsky

Author

Smith Corona SB

$500 – $2,000

Storyboard Consultation + Developmental Edit: partial readthrough

The DIY package for people with tight budgets or the DIY spirit

  • 1-hour Skype call to discuss the feedback
  • Notes addressing global concerns
  • Written feedback in the form of inline comments
  • Read through of your complete chapter-by-chapter, beat-by-beat storyboard
  • Answer questions while you create the storyboard
  • Provide instructions for storyboarding your novel
  • Readthrough of a partial manuscript (25-100 pages)
  • Written feedback in the form of inline comments
  • A letter addressing global concerns
  • 1-hour Skype call to discuss the feedback
  • Access me with follow-up questions for 1 month after the final call
    • Because I know your book, I’ll be happy to help you with some of those tough questions about how to take your manuscript in a new direction

*Final price may be less or greater than range listed above, depending on length of manuscript.

On-point. Generous. Insightful. Alida’s manuscript comments reflect her deep understanding of the writing craft. It is in the writer’s best interest to listen carefully.

S.A. Wolter

Author

Gutenberg

The moveable type menu

Storyboard Consultation

$250
  • My unique storyboarding method
  • Review your storyboard
  •  Written feedback on your plot arc and character development
  • 1-hour Skype call

5-Page Edit

$100
  • Edit any 5 pages of your manuscript
  • Provide feedback with inline comments
  • 30-minute Skype call

Sounding Board

$100
  • Pick my brain by the hour over Skype
  • Record the call if you wish
  •  Get honest, objective feedback
  • Ask me anything!

Book Copy Critique

$50
  • Send me the sales copy or product description of your book
  • Receive feedback via email
  • Send me the revised sales copy or product description of your book
  • Ask followup questions

Are you ready to make your story great?

Send Alida 10 pages of your manuscript for a FREE sample edit!

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