is the first step
One to one, I connect with writers.
And the reward is often a nurturing
partnership. In refining their fiction together,
we trade questions. We share ideas. We discuss
human nature and dissect the dynamics of people
acting and reacting. Best of all, we talk writing.
And the insight, direction, or suggestions
we shape come tailor-made to their stories.
and Developmental Editing Services
So you feel pretty good about your manuscript. You’ve tweaked, revised, and rewritten
it, taken it as far as you can. But you need another perspective. Yep, been there!
I’ll read up to 300 pages of your manuscript, pinpoint its strengths
and weaknesses, and provide general comments concerning revisions.
I’ll use these comments as talking points to guide up to three hours
of consultation—in person, via Zoom, or by phone.
If you would like, I will provide a digital recording of our consultation.
Fee: $650. Each page over the first 300 will be $2.25/page.
If you feel your manuscript needs a good scrubbing, a developmental edit
would be your best option.
I’ll read the entire manuscript—zooming in and commenting on elements
such as word choice, sentence and paragraph structure, dialogue, grammar,
Looking at the story as a whole, I’ll also analyze such things as point of view, character development, plot, scene structure, tension, pacing, imagery, and narrative arc.
In the margins of your manuscript I’ll provide detailed commentary. I’ll also
include a letter providing an overview of larger developmental concerns.
The margin notes, together with the letter, form a micro-macro guide
to help you revise your work.
Call or email, and let's discuss your work.