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A one time critique of your Query Letter that includes overall feedback, line edits, and in-document comments. Please keep in mind that a synopsis/summary of your story will help make the critique more accurate and relevant. ($25)
A double-pass critique of your 1-2 page synopsis that will point out where clarification is needed, where superfluous content can be cut, and help you refine and polish it. ($60)
A detailed critique of the first chapter of your manuscript (up to 15 double-spaced pages), includes overall feedback and in-document comments. ($50)
Big Picture Edit
This is good for early drafts, or when you know something just isn’t working and can’t quite tell what. It’s a one time read through and overall evaluation of the manuscript’s big picture issues. A 1-2 page edit letter is included.
Have questions? Just ask! Ready to Book? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let's talk about your project!
Please note: Though I hope my services will help you improve your manuscript and your skills as a writer, hiring an editor is not a guarantee of representation, publication, or sales.
FAQ and Policies
Payment Policy: All services under $100 must be paid in full up front in order to secure booking. A 50% deposit may be used as a downpayment to secure booking for all services $150 or over. The final 50% must be paid upon completion of the service in order to receive the final product. All payments are only accepted through PayPal. An invoice will be sent via email for each booked service.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, please let me know as soon as possible. For smaller critiques, your payment is refundable up until the day I start working on it. After that, it is nonrefundable. For full manuscripts, your money is fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to two weeks in advance. If you cancel less than two weeks in advance, there is a 20% cancellation fee. This is due to the fact that these projects are booked months in advance and it can be difficult to fill a last minute vacancy.
What experience do you have? I have a bachelor's degree in Biology and a master's degree in English Language Arts/Secondary Education. I've interned for Entangled Publishing and am a traditionally published author. I am represented by Tricia Skinner at Fuse Literary Agency and my debut novel, HEARTS UNLEASHED, was published by Crimson Romance on September 25th, 2017.
What's your editing style? I believe that honesty is the best policy. I will be open and honest about your work, but I will deliver all criticism kindly and constructively. I will also help you brainstorm ideas for trouble spots and give you suggestions whenever possible. I will also make notes of your strengths and things that I like/enjoy as a reader. I will be thorough and in-depth and do my very best to give you direct and specific feedback that you can work with.
What's your turnaround time? It depends on the nature of the project, but I aim to complete full manuscript critiques in 2-3 weeks; small critiques within 1 week.
What format should my manuscript be in?
Please send your MS as a .doc or .docx file. I use Word and track changes to make the edits. Also, your MS needs to be in the traditional MS format: Times New Roman, Size 12; double-spaced.
Is there any category or genre you won't edit?
I don't particularly care for historical or historical/Regency romance and would likely be hesitant to edit one. I also would be hesistant to take on a mystery/cozy. I'm also pretty open in terms of content, but books that heavily feature rape, torture, animal cruelty/death and/or violence to children would be better suited with another editor. If there's something specific you're concerned about, just ask.
Writing Aces Program
The program for authors of fiction who want to take their skills to the next level. Intended for writers who have finished a few complete novels and/or have taken a few steps along a writing career such as signing with an agent or receiving a publishing contract, this program will use webinars, career consultations with goal-setting and check-ins, and a moderated community of like-minded authors to help authors reach their full potential. A monthly subscription format means participants may be enrolled for as long as they like and may cancel at any time. Learn more at www.writingacesgroup.com