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MEET THE TEAM

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Tori Merkiel

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

A previous acquisitions editor and literary agency intern, Tori has been on both sides of the publishing industry as both author and editor. She has a keen eye for plot construction and line-editing and fully believes the Oxford comma is worth 1,000 pots of gold. A Ravenclaw at heart, Tori is committed to providing excellent edits to all her clients and will work with you to bring your characters' voices to life on every page.

 

Tori was my developmental editor for one of my young adult novels, and she did an amazing job. The story took on a new life as she taught me how to write a stronger plot, and my writing style as a whole improved because of her!

JEN NAUMANN, AUTHOR OF PARANORMAL KEEPERS

 

SERVICES

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Query Critique

$25

A detailed critique of your query letter, with line edits, comments, and overall feedback. Includes one pass.

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Synopsis Critique

$20

A detailed critique of your synopsis, complete with line edits, comments throughout, and overall feedback. Includes one pass.

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First Chapter Critique

$35

A detailed critique of your first chapter, complete with line edits, comments throughout, and overall feedback. Includes one pass.

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Submission Package Lite

$75

A package including a critique of your query letter, synopsis, and the first chapter. Includes one pass.

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Submission Package

$165

A package including a critique of your query letter, synopsis, and the first 50 pages. Includes one pass.

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Reader Report (<60k)

$275

Overall feedback on a full manuscript's plot, character, and pacing in an editorial letter (for manuscripts up to 60,000 words). Includes one pass.

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Reader Report (<80k)

$365

Overall feedback on a full manuscript's plot, character, and pacing in an editorial letter (for manuscripts up to 80,000 words). Includes one pass.

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Reader Report (<100k)

$460

Overall feedback on a full manuscript's plot, character, and pacing in an editorial letter (for manuscripts up to 100,000 words). Includes one pass.

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Detailed Critique (<60k)

$440

Detailed feedback on a full manuscript's plot, character, pacing, and writing (up to 60,000 words) in addition to detailed in-line edits and comments throughout. Includes one pass.

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Detailed Critique (<80k)

$550

Detailed feedback on a full manuscript's plot, character, pacing, and writing (up to 80,000 words) in addition to detailed in-line edits and comments throughout. Includes one pass.

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Detailed Critique (<100k)

$660

Detailed feedback on a full manuscript's plot, character, pacing, and writing (up to 100,000 words) in addition to detailed in-line edits and comments throughout. Includes one pass.

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The Black Dog (<60k)

$480

Detailed feedback on a full manuscript's plot, character, pacing, and writing (up to 60,000 words) in addition to detailed in-line edits and comments throughout—PLUS a detailed critique of your query letter and synopsis. Includes one pass.

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The Black Dog (<80k)

$590

Detailed feedback on a full manuscript's plot, character, pacing, and writing (up to 80,000 words) in addition to detailed in-line edits and comments throughout—PLUS a detailed critique of your query letter and synopsis. Includes one pass.

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The Black Dog (<100k)

$700

Detailed feedback on a full manuscript's plot, character, pacing, and writing (up to 100,000 words) in addition to detailed in-line edits and comments throughout—PLUS a detailed critique of your query letter and synopsis. Includes one pass.

 

FAQ

How do I book a service?

Use the contact form below to send an email! Tori will respond to all emails within 3-5 days with information regarding openings and pricing for your specific project.

My manuscript is longer than 100,000 words. Will you edit it?

Absolutely! For how much your edits will cost, please send an inquiry via the contact form below.

How do I pay you?

All services under $100 must be paid in full up front in order to secure booking. A 50% deposit may be used as a downpayment to secure booking for all services $100 or over. The final 50% must be paid upon completion of the service in order to receive the final product. 


Deposits are refundable minus the cost of the work completed upon cancellation. If the service has already been completed upon cancellation, the deposit is non-refundable.


All payments are only accepted through PayPal. An invoice will be sent with each booked service.

Are there any genres you do not accept?

Tori will edit books in all age groups and genres except picture books and erotica.

 

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