Developmental Edits

This editorial option includes a full read of your manuscript, followed by detailed written feedback. Pricing is a flat fee of $250-400 depending on the project. Examples of my work are available on request, or I can do a mini critique of the first chapter. Topics addressed:

  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Plot
  • Writing style/voice
  • Characterization
  • Motivation
  • Romance
  • Point-of-view
  • Pace
  • Conflict.

Line Edits

Line edits provide a detailed examination of the manuscript using track changes. Pricing depends on the work I determine the manuscript may require, but a starting estimate is .08¢ per word. Note: This service is not intended to replace a copy editor if, for example, you wish to self-publish. It will, however, prepare any manuscript for submission to an agent or publisher. Aspects covered:

  • Where scenes, dialogue, characterization, and other storytelling aspects could be strengthened or tightened
  • Technical issues such as general grammar, minor fact-checking, and general readability.

Queries and Pitches

If you need help polishing your query or pitch, or if you’d like a rewrite from a rough draft, I have a long history of perfecting these important tools of the trade. I can provide dozens of references, as well as before-and-after examples.

  • Pitches for Twitter (up to two full tweets): $30
  • Live pitches (30 seconds to one minute spoken length): $80
  • Queries: $100-125