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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. 

*Please be sure to read all the information below before contacting.

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.  

Website/Social Media/Marketing- Contact for pricing

One way to promote and advertise your work is through a personal website or social media.  If you are confused as to where to start, or if you already have a website or social media accounts and do not know where to go from there, this service will assist in getting you and your work out there for all to see.

Programs

In these offered programs, you will get one-on-one support as you write, revise, and polish your manuscript, as well as assistance in the process of querying your book to literary agents, or guidance on how to prepare your book for self-publishing.  *Due to the vastness of these programs, you will be scheduled at a specific start date that works for both you and Michelle to accommodate the timeline of the program(s).

Bronze Mentorship Program- $200 USD

This program requires a one month commitment.  Advice, guidance, and exercises will be given to get the creative mind going to bring scenes and characters from your head to your page.  This program will also guide you step-by-step to find the self-publication right for you, or prepare a query letter to send out to agents.  This includes one consultation call.

Silver Mentorship Program- $400 USD

This program requires a two month commitment.  Advice, guidance, and exercises will be given to get the creative mind going to bring scenes and characters from your head to your page.  This program will also guide you step-by-step to find the self-publication right for you, or prepare a query letter to send out to agents.  This includes two monthly consultation calls.

Gold Mentorship Program- $600 USD

This program requires a three month commitment.  Advice, guidance, and exercises will be given to get the creative mind going to bring scenes and characters from your head to your page.  This program will also guide you step-by-step to find the self-publication right for you, or prepare a query letter to send out to agents.  This includes three monthly consultation calls.

Disclaimer

*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.

 

STRUCTURE

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.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

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.

 

PAYMENT

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

Refunds will be given only before the service begins.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

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. 

 

RIGHT TO REFUSE 

Any works deemed uncomfortable or inappropriate will be politely declined.