Editing & Coaching
Manuscript Editing & Writing Coaching
I'm a writer as well as a teacher and an editor. I know how hard you've worked just to get the words on the page. Now you need another set of eyes on what you've created and guidance on what's next. I can help you polish and prepare your manuscript before you query. Below is a list of the services I offer. Get in touch and we can customize the editing package that's right for your current project.
This package includes one read through of your manuscript and an editorial letter. I provide overall comments on the structure, themes, and overall flow of the piece. These reports tend to be short, ranging from one page to five or six at most. I provide one follow up phone call (30 min) to clarify any questions you may have after receiving feedback. Prices for this package start at $1100 for manuscripts less than 80K words.
This more detailed version of the Critique package includes one read-through but I take a finer tooth comb to your manuscript. This is a good place to start if you're in the rough-draft stage. I provide everything in the Critique, plus a chapter by chapter line edit with a breakdown of questions, comments, inconsistencies, or repetitions that I spot. In short, the read through is a road map for your rewrite. These reports are anywhere from five pages in length to 20 or more. This package starts at $1500 for manuscripts 80K words or less.
Not sure what you need? Just want a general idea of where you're headed, or want some guidance on a project? Coaching and line-editing is available for $75/hour, or $7/page. (Page counts are determined by dividing your word count by 250)