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Writing is an intensely personal project, and your editing experience should be too. Reach out to me at Hello@HannahVanVels.com for a quote.

Services

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Editorial Assessment

This is a broad strokes assessment of your work. You will receive an edit letter detailing big picture suggestions for revisions including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and direction for improvement. Available for partial or full manuscripts. For picture books, see the picture books category below.

Starts at: $15/1000 words

Developmental Edit

This is a deep dive into your manuscript that offers big-picture feedback and scene-level guidance. We will focus on plot, structure, character, style, pacing, and writing. This is the most comprehensive edit. You will receive an edit letter that details suggested revisions, what’s working and what needs some work, as well as margin notes with scene-by-scene actions to be taken. For picture books, see the picture books category below.

Starts at: $28/1000 words
Optional add-on: Line edits can be added at a reduced rate

Line Edit

This edit focuses on the writing itself. Using Track Changes, we will go through your manuscript line-by-line and focus on diction, style, and clarity. You will receive a marked-up manuscript that pays special attention to word choice and sentence flow. For picture books, see the picture books category below.

Starts at: $25/1000 word

Copyedit

This edit focuses on minor corrections like spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar. Includes notes and suggestions on repetition, unclear wording, and awkward sentences.

Starts at: $15/1000 words
Optional add-on: Style sheet - $75

Proofread

This edit is the final stage of revision and includes correcting typos, misused words, and other small errors.

Starts at: $10/1000 words

Picture Books

Picture books are a category of their own and take a skilled writer (and editor!) to make the most of those 32 pages. This edit focuses on hook, character, plot, pacing, readability, and more. You will receive an edit letter addressing big-picture topics as well as an annotated manuscript with comments and line edits.

Starts at: $175

Query Critique

So, you’ve decided to query agents. This service provides detailed feedback on your query letter to potential agents. We’ll focus on voice, syntax, and marketability. This includes 2 passes back and forth. Query letter will be annotated as needed.

Flat rate: $75

Query + Synopsis Critique

This package includes a query critique and assessment of your synopsis. We will focus on things like story progression and character motivation, and pacing. This includes 2 passes on your query, and 2 passes on your synopsis. Query letter and synopsis will be annotated as needed.

Flat rate: $150

Full Query Package

This package includes a query and synopsis assessment as well as editorial feedback on the first 50 pages of your manuscript. This includes 2 passes on your query, 2 passes on your synopsis, and 1 pass on pages. Query letter and synopsis will be annotated as needed, and you will receive bullet points with general feedback and next steps on pages. Pages will not be annotated.

Flat rate: $220

Theological Review

Hannah holds an MA in Religion and is qualified to assess religious manuscripts geared to Christian audiences theologically.

Custom Package

Not sure what kind of edit is for you? Reach out, and we can put together a custom package that’s right for you and your manuscript!