Partnering

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. 

 

Literary Consulting

and Developmental Editing Services

 

Editorial Review 

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.

 

Developmental Edit 

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,
    and punctuation.

 

  • 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.  
     

 

Fee: $75/hour

 

Call or email, and let's discuss your work.