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Editing Services 

Manuscript Evaluations

4 to 6 PAGES OF WRITTEN NOTES analyzing the story elements noted above plus "comp” titles, an overall evaluation of the “voice” and style of the writer, and how this book fits into the market. One hour Zoom to discuss the evaluation, brainstorm, and answer questions. 


Substantive Editing

TWO PASSES of inline and written notes including line edits, suggestions, questions, and advice about how and where to make necessary changes for a better read. In a substantive edit, we will work together as a team and dialogue both within the pages of the manuscript and in written notes. Two Zoom meetings to clarify, brainstorm and answer questions as we go. 


You are very keen to get this book out into the world, whether traditionally or independently. Leaving no stone unturned, you would like a skilled editor to go over every sentence, paragraph, and chapter to be sure that your manuscript is a page-turner, packed with sensory details, writerly artistry, great scene work, memorable characters, and a driving narrative.

 

No shortcuts for you; you've worked too hard on this manuscript.

 

I will work with you closely and provide two passes of substantive editing and overall notes as we go. 

You have written a draft (or ten!) of your manuscript and still have nagging doubts. Your friends think it's great, but what will a broader readership think? Is it really time for a copy edit, or does the book still need work?

 

What if your manuscript is not on par with other material out there?

 

I will read and evaluate your manuscript thoroughly, providing both inline and larger notes on your premise, theme, narrative, structure, character, and dialogue. Plus, I'll rate the overall entertainment factor and your storytelling skills, spotting weaknesses and showing you how to amplify your strengths and unique voice. 

Developmental Editing & Coaching

You got a good running start on your manuscript and then got lost in the woods. You're overwhelmed but determined not just to finish this manuscript but to be a better writer, full stop.

 

You could benefit from some accountability and deadlines. You want to enjoy this journey and actually finish this manuscript.

I will provide you with constant feedback, substantive editing, frequent email, and Zoom sessions to brainstorm together and discuss your work. I will get you and your manuscript over the finish line AND raise your writing level significantly in the process. 

WRITTEN NOTES, ZOOM, VIDEO TUTORIALS.