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Services and Pricing

We will work with any client on any project that contains words. We are not here to criticize ideas, and we will do our best to work with you, not just to bring your work to its full potential, but to make the process of getting there comfortable. Our payment plans work to your schedule, and we believe in fully-open communication every step of the way.


Pricing Information:

All pricing is listed and taken in USD. We accept the following methods of payment:

• PayPal (at pay[at]anthroaquatic[dot]com)
• Square Cash (at pay[at]anthroaquatic[dot]com)
• Credit Card via Wave Invoicing (select "Pay with credit card" after receiving an invoice)
• Personal Check (USA clients only) - please make all checks out to "AnthroAquatic Editing" and send them to the following address:

Ottercorrect Literature Services
7 Bloom Drive
Plainfield, CT 06374


Bounced checks will be subject to a $30.00 fee added to your invoice



Services and Pricing:

 - Story Analysis

• During a Story Analysis, we will look at the development of your characters, plot, and setting. We will comment, using Microsoft Word's comments feature, on ways the story can be enhanced. This service is great for authors who are completely unsure of their idea and have no idea where to go. Prices for this service range from $0.002-$0.008 per word, depending on the amount of work needed.

 - Full Edits

• These services all deal with the technical aspects of your work, including grammar, punctuation, spelling, and tense/perspective consistency. Depending on the level of editing you choose, we may also give suggestions on improving the story or work, just as we would in a Story Analysis. We offer three levels of editing:


>  A
Light Edit will require only one to two sweeps of the manuscript, dealing only with the technical aspects as listed above. This service ranges from $0.004-$0.016 per word, depending on the amount of work needed.

> A
Medium Edit includes the work done in a Light Edit and a Story Analysis, involving two to three sweeps of the manuscript for more accuracy. This service is the considered a "standard edit", and will range from $0.006-$0.024 per word, depending on the amount of work needed.

> A
Heavy Edit offers the same services as a Medium Edit, but takes them to the next level. If a manuscript requires a substantial amount of work with either the analysis of the story or the copyediting, we may suggest you upgrade to this, even if you want to go with a Medium Edit. This level involves three to four sweeps of your manuscript for maximum accuracy, and ranges from $0.012-$0.032+ per word.


- Visual Novel Editing

• Visual novels are growing in both popularity and abunance. These projects are exciting, and we would love the chance to work with more of them.
Visual Novel Editing Services include every other applicable service on this page, and can apply to an in-progress visual novel or a completed one. We will edit the main text for story content issues and copyediting issues, as we would in a Medium or Heavy Edit. While we won’t be checking any coding itself for issues, if we see any issues in coding while editing, we will point that out as well.
Pricing for this service depends on the project. Is the visual novel completed? Pricing will likely be based on word count, similar to that of a Medium Edit (though at a much lower rate). Is the visual novel still in-progress? We are happy to work with you on payment. You can choose to pay us based on word count, or if you use crowdfunding (such as Patreon), we will work for a percentage of the Patreon earnings. (Low on Patreon earnings? We would have no problem scaling back the work we do to match the amount your Patreon is currently making/how much of it you can pay.)


 - Anthology Editing

• Anthologies are becoming more and more popular these days, giving writers more markets to submit their work to. Editing work done in our anthology editing services are similar to that of a Medium Edit.

> With our Managing Editor Services, AnthroAquatic will take the roll of lead editor of the project. You will provide us with the details of your anthology (theme, word counts, restrictions, etc.), and alone or with the help of associate editors (at your choice) we will acquire, judge, and edit stories in conjunction with the contributing authors. This service includes training on how to run an anthology project, but as not all of our clients wish to be editors, this is optional.
Managing Editor Services do not include marketing/posting the submission call, contracting the authors, paying authors, or publishing the anthology.
This will cost $0.0075/word, with a $250 down-payment before any work is started. If you wish for us to write the submission call, that will cost an additional $0.005/word.

> Looking to run an anthology, but want some experienced help? We would be glad to help you with that via our Associate Editor Services. While you would be in charge of the overall anthology, as well as sending out acceptances/rejections, we will give you input on each story submitted, and will provide a copyedit on all stories accepted.
The Associate Editor Services do not include marketing/posting the submission call, contracting the authors, paying authors, or publishing the anthology.
This will cost $0.005/word, with a $150 down-payment before any work is started. If you wish for us to write the submission call, that will cost an additional $0.005/word.

 - Additional Services:

Back-Cover Text – Looking to have us help you write the text that will appear on the back of your book? We can do that! This service costs a flat rate of $15.00.
Contract Consulting – Confused on what rights your contract is requesting? We make sure you understand exactly what it is that you're signing, and give you suggestions on clauses you may wish to add or subtract. For contracts that involve one-time payments (generally associated with short stories and other short work), this service costs a flat rate of $25.00. For contracts that involve royalties, advances, and/or uncommon clauses, this service will cost $50.00.
Contract Writing – We can help you write your initial contract! The cost of this service will depend on the amount of additions required (editing an existing contract versus creating a new one), and the complexity of the contract itself. This service ranges from $25.00-$75.00.

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