Services

As an empathetic editor, my goal is to improve your work in progress and help you become a better writer. Take a gander at my FAQ page for all the nitty-gritty details about my services and editing process.

Manuscript Assessment

$0.01/word

Curious to know what readers will think of your novel? I'll provide my honest feedback, which includes:

  • Reading log, in which I summarize and react to each chapter as a reader

  • Fifteen-page editorial letter assessing the novel's strengths/weaknesses, plot, pacing, characterization, themes, audience, marketability, and general patterns of grammar/style errors

Copy Editing

$0.02 per word

Free yourself from worrying about those pesky typos and comma splices! I will provide line-by-line grammatical and style corrections to help you polish your work and prepare it for submission or publication.

  • Grammatical corrections and style suggestions

  • Comments explaining these changes

  • Two thorough editing passes

  • Overview document of general patterns of error and educational resources for further reading

Developmental Editing

$0.03 per word

A developmental edit provides solution-oriented, big-picture feedback, including:

  • Developmental comments within your manuscript

  • Light line edits (although this is not a substitute for copy editing)

  • To-do list of suggested corrections for each chapter

  • Reading log, in which I summarize and react to each chapter as a reader

  • Fifteen-page editorial letter assessing the novel's strengths/weaknesses, plot, pacing, characterization, themes, audience, marketability, and general patterns of grammar/style errors

  • Two-hour audio or video chat where you can ask questions and we can discuss the changes

  • Query letter critique

Query Package

$600

If you're preparing to submit your novel to literary agents, I can help you polish your submission materials!

  • Developmental AND copy edit of your first 10,000 words

  • Query letter critique

  • Synopsis critique

  • One-hour audio or video chat

"Write Your Damn Novel" Private Coaching

$200

If you’ve always wanted to write a novel but you haven’t gotten around to finishing one yet, this is a private coaching package designed for you. In four sessions (one per week) via Skype or email, I will work with you to flesh out all those ideas in your head and pave a clear path forward. Here’s how it works:

 

  • For each round, I will present a numbered list of questions about your story idea.

  • Once you answer them, I will provide feedback and follow-up questions.

  • Once we confirm the path forward, we move on to the next round and repeat.

  • After all four rounds, I will give you an organized document of what we’ve discussed, including a tentative plot outline, character notes, and a writing schedule to help you complete your first draft within a year.

 

I want to spark or reignite your passion for your work in progress. Writing a novel is hard work, and sometimes we need a voice of encouragement and a sense of direction to help us finish what we start. I will be your sounding board, your brainstorming partner, your biggest fan—the person who cares as much about your story as you do.

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