If you find a service or program that fits your needs, please go to CONTACT with your chosen service in the subject line, along with a short description of your work and/or your needs. 

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Editorial Services

Query Letter- $35 USD
When you are ready to contact an agent and get your book out there, the query letter is what will be looked at first.  On average, agents only take on about 2-3 new authors per year, so you want to make sure your query letter stands out.


First Chapter- $40 USD 
This first chapter will determine what agents, editors, and readers think of your story.  Elements such as dialogue, characters, setting, pacing, etc. will be covered in an editorial letter (or in-line notes, your choice!) on what and how the story can be improved, as well as what is already working well in your story. 


50 Pages- $55 USD 
Whether it is pitching to an agent, or after getting an accepted query letter, the first 50 pages of your book will more than likely be requested.  Perspective on the publishing process and what step to take next with your story will be included in an editorial letter (or in-line notes, your choice!).

Full Manuscript- $00.01 USD per word
This is the final step.  For this service, your entire manuscript will be read, with in-line notes provided to suggest changes, idea, etc. on any area to help improve the story.  Finally, a 3-4 page letter will be sent, revolving around different categories: plot, characters, setting, dialogue, pacing, etc.  This will be a tough love service, but only constructive criticism.  Please state in your message the total word count of the manuscript. 

Screenplay Editor- Contact for pricing

Whatever stage you are at with your screenplay, it always helps to have a second pair of eyes.  Depending on your needs with your screenplay, service can include full editing, assistance with scene/act transition, mulling over plots, or more.  Edits wills be made with in-line notes.  Please state in your message the page amount of the screenplay.  

Sensitivity Reading- Contact for pricing
It is important to have a sensitivity reader to avoid unintentional stereotypes, bias themes, or misinterpretations, especially if you do not personally identify with them or have experienced them. This service is for LGBTQ+, mental health, and chronic illness representation.


*Please note that working with Michelle Aschenbrenner does not guarantee an agent or publishing deal.  All services, communications, and work done will remain 100% confidential.  Nothing will be shared or used.

Submissions indicates you have read and agree with all of the terms and conditions mentioned on this page.  This notice is effective as of February 15th, 2018.



Michelle Aschenbrenner is a freelance editor and does not fit the legal definition of a partnership, company, or corporation.  Payment will be between client and editor. Should an issue arise, it shall be between client and the editor.


Please format submissions with standard margins, double-spacing, and Times New Roman 12 point font.  Please keep files as a word doc.  Screenplays can be submitted as a PDF file.  
All Editorial letters will be done with Microsoft Word.



Once the contract is accepted, payment is required.  For manuscripts or programs, clients may use a set-up payment plan, such as submitting half of the fee at the beginning and the other half of the fee at the end.  Payment is accepted via Paypal.  An invoice will be sent after the contract.  Please be aware Paypal includes a small fee with invoices.  More information is available on the PayPal website.



Refunds will be given only before the service begins.



All works submitted will remain copyrighted to you.  All stories, ideas, emails, addresses, etc. will be 100% confidential and will not be shared or used. 



Any works deemed uncomfortable or inappropriate will be politely declined.  

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