What Will It Cost?

Everywhere you look the advice is “Hire a professional editor,” whether you plan to traditionally publish or indie publish.

But you cringe at the words.

  • Editors are expensive.
  • Editors are intimidating.
  • They make changes to your story you don’t understand.
  • They can strip away your voice, disrupt your plot, and introduce errors into your manuscript.

I don’t blame you one bit for being scared and hesitant.

You want to be assured you’re going to get your money’s worth and that the editor is going to do a good job.

But most of the time you don’t discover the answer to that until after the job is complete. By then, it may be too late.

That’s why I offer editing of your first chapter for free. It gives you the opportunity to learn how I edit and whether I’m a good fit for you.

Debra L. Butterfield, Writer, Editor, Writing CoachAdditionally, I’m a teacher at heart, and when I edit I include “why I did this” comments. That way you learn and improve as a writer through the editing process. A double whammy for your dollars.

Can I guarantee your book will get published?

No, because there are a plethora of factors that go into a publisher’s decision.

But I can help you become a better writer, and give you advice and direction that will improve your chances at getting published. And I do it at affordable prices.


One-on-One Writing Coaching: $75/one-hour session. This includes an hour with you by phone or Skype, and an hour of my time prior to our phone call, reading, editing, and commenting on a portion of your story (approximately 1000-1500 words per coaching call). That feedback will be sent to you prior to our phone call.
One-on-One Scrivener Training: $30/hr
Consultation Call: $20 for 30 minutes
Book or Magazine Article Editing: I prefer to quote editing by the project, but pricing comes close to approximately $35/hr.
Proofreading: $2.50/manuscript page
Book Manuscript critique: $100 (I read the first 50 pages and give detailed feedback)

Prices are negotiable.

To find out more, fill out the form below with your questions/needs, and we’ll proceed from there. You can expect a response from me with 24-48 hours (weekends excluded) as long as the Internet hasn’t crashed, or there’s been a power failure at my office.