Terms and Services: Max offers manuscript consultation and mentoring services for partial or complete manuscripts. This includes some mild proofreading as well as developmental edits for structural development. Max will look at language, plot, characterization, content, structure, and overall writing style. Critiques and "what to do next" guidance is offered as well. Phone and email correspondence are included. If you are interested, please email email@example.com. Max also provides academic and research consultation for graduate and undergraduate students.
Credentials: Master of Arts - Psychology Master of Fine Arts - Creative Writing
Manuscript requirements: All pages should be in one document, Times New Roman 12pt font, double spaced with 1" margins all around. File format .doc, .docx, .pdf are acceptable. Email is encouraged but if you prefer hard copy, single-sided copies only.
Fees: Max will review your manuscript for free before accepting/rejecting it for services. If Max is comfortable working with you a $1.00USD per page fee is assigned. Fee is based on final page count which is assessed after proper formatting and editing. Telephone/Skype consultation is $20.00USD per hour after the first hour. (The first phone hour is complimentary.)
Services include: Language Plot Characterization Consistency Content Structure Writing Style Critique Some proofreading and mild editing (Max is not an editor and thus, does not provide full editing services.) Services NOT included: Line editing. There will be no line editing. Manuscript consultation services provide conceptual suggestions rather than line editing or re-writing. Specific marketing advice. As market advice varies greatly, Max does not provide specific advice. However, general information and reference material is provided. (i.e. publishing guides, websites, resources, books, etc.). Services other than outlined above. All services included are described above.
Payment and Rights: For manuscripts over 100 pages: 50% of fees are due upon receipt of manuscript. The remaining 50% is due no more than 15 days after the manuscript is returned to owner or contact is terminated.
For manuscripts less than 100 pages: 100% of payment is due no more than 15 days after the manuscript is returned to owner or contact is terminated.
For students: Fees vary based on economic status and length of engagement.
An invoice will be provided upon receipt of full payment. There will be no cash refunds. Max reserves the right to terminate consulting agreement should the need arise without prior notice. If this occurs in the midst of consult, no second half of payment is due. Author maintains all rights to work. Author is entitled to turn around in reasonable period of time. Author may terminate at any time. Author agrees to pay within the above stated time period. Acceptable forms of payment include Check, Cash, Paypal, and Credit Card.