Editing Services

Supporting Your Success

Substantive Editing

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 as well as overall notes as we go. 

Manuscript Evaluations

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. Maybe you even have an idea for your next book. I will work with you closely, providing 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 leave you a better writer in the process.  

 

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.