Payment is scheduled so that we can review style and subject matter understanding, and get your book underway. From here we agree the rest of the payment schedule dates and project plan.
For new clients an upfront payment is required for 16 hours work, which includes, initial interview, book proposal review, initial work and a a review. From here we can estimate how long it will take and how well we work together. After that the payment schedule is as follow:-
- Signing - 15%
- Detailed Outline - 10%
- Draft of chapter 1 - 25%
- Draft 1 of entire manuscript - 25%
- Revised manuscript - 25%
The fee is paid at each stage and the contract is subject to termination by either party following each payment. Research fees would be in addition to this minimum writing fee.