RATES

REDUCED HOURS DUE TO COVID-19

New clients are welcome but due to reduced hours, priority will be given to existing clients. Below is a general rate guideline for reference. Please use the contact page to discuss preparing a quote specifically for your project. Rates are listed in USD.


Writing

RPG Writing

10-30¢/word

General
$50-60/hr or 30-50¢/word


Negotiable based on details and duration of the project.

Writing services include: books, narrative game design, comics, scripts, and social media.

Editing

$55/hr

Editing services include: query and synopsis critique, developmental editing, and more.

RPG Single Adventure Layout

$3-4/page

 

Services include: formatting for digital editions using industry standard templates. Art assets and cover must be provided.


Book Layout
The rates below are for TTRPG and fiction. For other genres (e.g. non-fiction, children’s books, etc.), please inquire about a quote for your project as it may require more complex formatting.

Print
Manuscripts are prepared at a rate of $1.50 per 250 words.

EPUB & Kindle (.mobi)
Steampunk Unicorn Studio will create a custom style sheet, insert navigation, and ensure the ebook is valid and standards-compliant. You will receive both a Kindle and an ePub file. Tiered pricing is as follows:

  • Under 15,000 words: $125

  • 15,001 to 50,000 words: $150

  • 50,001 to 100,000 words: $225


Embedded fonts will incur an additional fee.


Corrections and Updates
In order to ensure your project is on schedule and within budget it is of utmost importance that a final, polished manuscript is delivered prior to production. During production, client-initiated changes — including but not limited to revisions, correcting typos, and other updates that originate from the submitted manuscript — are billed accordingly:

  • Five or fewer: No charge

  • Six or more: $25 per title plus $1.50 per alteration


Post-production, client-initiated alterations are billed accordingly: $25 per title plus $1.50 per alteration.

Correcting errors caused by Steampunk Unicorn Studio are done at no additional charge to you.

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