Iridescence Editorial Services:
We are a Developmental Editorial Service consisting of three developmental editors. We are currently searching for copy editors to join our team.
We will always discuss reduced rates for other writers. We know how hard it can be to scrape cash together when we’re first starting out.
Email the head of Iridescence here or fill out the query form below for more information.
**Anyone interested in hiring Iridescence Editorial may submit a query, one of our editors will contact you to arrange a free sample edit of the first 5 pages of your story. In the subject heading, please make it clear what genre you write in so that we can direct you to the correct Editor. All fees paid in US funds prior to start of work. Escrow services available at an additional fee. **
Please Note: All prices unless otherwise indicated are for a single pass through your manuscript.
Age Category we work with: Adult
Genres we work with: Cross-overs, Scifi (hard or soft, but two of our editors are scientists in their Day Jobs, so we’re great with hard), Romance (Historical and Contemporary), Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction (Another of our Editors is a history professor specializing in Medieval history) Thriller, Horror, True Crime, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Magical Realism, Erotic Romance, Erotica.
None of our Editors are currently a good fit for Inspirational.
Query Critique: 5$ Two of our editors will critique your query based on several factors. Structure of the query, copy editing, developmental edit and if we as readers would want to read more of the book which is the point of the query. To get an agent interested in reading your book.
Synopsis Critique: 10$ for 1-2 pages, 20$ for 3-5. Two of our editors will critique your synopsis based on several factors. Structure, copy editing, developmental edit and if we as readers would want to buy the book which is the point of the synopsis. To tell an agent what happens in your book so they can get an idea of marketability.
Twitter Pitch Critique: 20$ Up to 12 twitter pitch critiques.
Contest Bundle Critique: 30$ Two of our editors will critique your Blurb, first page, query letter and pitch.
First and Last Chapter Critique: 50$ Your first chapter hooks your reader and makes them want to continue reading your book. The last clinches the story and makes the reader, in the case of series books, want to read the next one.
First 50 Pages/First three Chapter Critique: 70$ This is the most common partial request you’ll get from an agent. Two of our editors will developmentally edit your first three chapters up to 55 pages.
Developmental Editing: 1$/150 words, 100$/1700 words, 700$ for up to 150k words. 1200$/300k words (can be combined over more than one manuscript) or prearranged barter. This is in depth editing that covers everything from character arc, plot arc, pacing, and pointing out weak sentences and suggestions for rewrites. If we see plot holes, we’ll point them out, if we see issues with detail, (one of the scientists is a forensic chemist/bioanthropologist, she’s epic when it comes to dead body stuff) we’ll not only point it out, but if we know how to fix it, we’ll tell you that. Another of the editors is a biochemist, and the other is a martial artist, so you get the idea. This service can take anywhere from two to six weeks, but we will give you an idea at how long it will take when we do the free sample. If we catch copy edits in the process, we’ll let you know, though we aren’t specifically copy editors, we know more than a lot of people do.
Line edit/Copy Editing: 1$/200 words, 100$/34oo words, 700$/300k words or prearranged barter. None of our editors are dedicated copy editors. (We’re hiring!) This means they have not memorized the Chicago manual of style and may miss things. They are however, experienced writers and editors, so will likely catch a lot.
Sensitivity Reading: $100/manuscript up to 150k words or prearranged barter.
Sensitivity reading is available in any of the following areas or a combination of them all.
Pansexuality, Demi-sexuality, Polyamorous lifestyle and relationships, BDSM lifestyle, Asperger’s/Autism, Chronic Illness, Childhood Abuse Survivor, Mixed Ethnicity, Ex-Pat living (being raised overseas). Historical Re-enactment, working in a laboratory, anthropological practices, forensic scene call-outs. Surviving Rape. Being raised very wealthy or being raised very poor. Alcoholic parents, narcotics addicted parents.
Beta Reading: 60$/Manuscript up to 500 pages. (or prearranged barter).
Edit as you go: Developmental editing service for your WIP. It’s where you can send one of our editors a chapter or three at a time for response. Monthly and yearly rates available. Please submit query below.
I have skill in characterization, sex scenes that sizzle and BDSM writing (accurate BDSM writing, not like that series which shall not be named) I’m fantastic at bringing my own characters to life and as importantly for this purpose, in helping others bring theirs to life. My critique partners have told me my suggestions are gold, and since I’m a really fast reader I figure I’ll put that to work for me so that I can keep writing/editing full time. I’m the forensic chemist/bio-anthropologist.
My scholastic training and career is in the sciences. My hobbies include martial artist, historical re-enactment and kink. My life has exposed me to many cultures and countries across the world. This gives me unique insight into the motivations and thought processes of humanity. I have skills in coordinating character concepts. Plot continuity, time-line continuity etc. I can see the issues in plot arcs and better, can suggest ways to fix them. Editorial clients have raved about me finding problems in their manuscripts that they weren’t seeing.
Still waiting on the description for CSS. Excellent with anything that makes him say ‘wait… that doesn’t make sense!’
Copy Editor/Line Editor Positions open (two). Please contact Kaelan.