For full details of our Literary Consultancy service, see the Literary Consultancy page.
For a Full Written Reader’s Report:
This service includes reading of the manuscript and a full written report OR a two hour in-person meeting with your consultant. It also includes pencil-annotation of text, but this is not a full editing service.
For a full-length manuscript the report would be between 7-10 single-spaced pages. A complimentary 30 minute telephone conversation is included where the written report is chosen over the in-person meeting. All manuscripts are assumed to be in 12pt Times New Roman, double-spaced.
For manuscripts up to 50 pages: £250 ($394) (minimum fee) – (Agent/publisher submission package)
For manuscripts up to 100 pages: £325 ($512)
For manuscripts up to 200 pages: £410 ($645)
For each additional 50 pages after 200: £65 ($103)
Therefore a 400 page prose manuscript would cost: £670 ($1055)
For a script of up to 50 pages: £200 ($301)
For a script of up to 90 pages: £275 ($415)
For a script of up to 130 pages: £325 ($491)
Please fill in the contact form if you would like to see a sample of a Reader’s Report.
The Literary Consultancy Service is conducted by our team of consultants.
Please note that Jacqui Lofthouse is rarely available for full ms reads unless you are one of her coaching clients. If you wish to enquire about her availability, please do so via the contact form.
The proofreading service is charged at an hourly rate of £35 ($55)
We will give you an estimated fee for your work at the beginning of the process, as manuscripts can differ.
As an example, we estimate that an average 50,000 word manuscript would take around 12 hours to edit, making the fee £420 ($661).
Our minimum fee is £140 ($220).
Coaching and Mentoring:
If you wish to purchase one of these packages, please contact Jacqui Lofthouse in the first instance for a complimentary conversation to discuss the most suitable programme and consultant for you. At present Jacqui Lofthouse has spaces for coaching, but you are free to choose to work with a member of her team as a mentor if they are available.
The Writing Life:
For full details of this programme, see the Coaching page. Please note The Writing Life is a coaching-only package and does not include any reading of work.
In brief, this programme includes two one-hour telephone coaching sessions per month OR one two-hour meeting per month and full ongoing email support.
For a three month Writing Life coaching package: £600 ($945), payable in advance
For a six month Writing Life coaching package: £1020 ($1606), payable in advance or £200 payable monthly
The Full Mentor:
For full details of this programme, see the Coaching page.
In brief, this programme includes one one-hour telephone OR in-person coaching session per month.
The three month programme includes reading and annotation of 20,000 words. The six month programme includes reading and annotation of 40,000 words.
All clients get full ongoing email support.
For a three month Full Mentor coaching package: £600 ($945), payable in advance
For a six month Full Mentor coaching package: £1020 ($1606), payable in advance or £200 payable monthly
Ultimate Literary Coaching Programme
For fees for the 12 month programme click below