Here are the details about my available editorial services. Please get in touch with questions, or if you're looking for something specific that might not be mentioned below. I'm happy to tailor my work to suit your needs, whether you're an author, illustrator, publisher, or agent.


• Free initial manuscript evaluation
• General editorial feedback
• In-depth, developmental editing
• Proposal/query/synopsis evaluations and critiques
• General career consultation


I will conduct a free initial evaluation of up to ten double-spaced pages of your manuscript and will send an email suggesting the action plan that I would like to take with your project. If your work is not a good fit with Catherine Frank Editorial Services, LLC for any reason, written declination will be sent via email within 10 business days of receipt.

An hourly rate of $110/hour is available on a limited basis for short-term or smaller projects or brief consultation meetings. A minimum of half an hour is required.

For long-term, large scale projects including detailed editorial feedback, line editing, or multiple rounds of revision, a flat fee will be charged. Fees begin at $750 for short picture book texts and $2,500 for longer fiction and nonfiction. All flat fee rates are subject to adjustment based on the size and scope of the project and will be agreed upon prior to any in-depth work.

Submission Policy for Authors:

Picture book texts

Please email the complete text as a Word or pdf attachment. Please do not include a synopsis longer than three sentences, either in the attachment or in your email.

Longer fiction and nonfiction

Please email a one-page synopsis and the first 10 pages of the text as a Word or pdf attachment. Please do not include a synopsis or outline longer than one page.


• Portfolio critiques and reviews
• Proposal/query evaluations and critiques
• General career consultation

Artist portfolio review

By appointment only. Please email me for details.


Artist portfolio reviews are available at $250/session.

Publishers and Agents

• Freelance project editing
• Manuscript consultation
• Adaptation of published adult books

Please email me to discuss how I can help you.