Professional Services

Editing Services

I edit almost every genre in fiction, though my specialties are teen fiction, new adult fiction, and romance. I edit most lengths of manuscripts, from short stories to lengthy novels. I also edit query letters, back cover copy, and synopses. 

Below are the services I provide, along with their starting rate (listed in US dollars).

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Developmental Edits

Starting at $.012 per word (50k words = $600)

I’ll provide an in-depth critique in your manuscript on point of view, character arcs, showing vs. telling, romantic arcs, description, sensory details, dialogue, setting, pacing, and plot. I’ll also write an editorial letter highlighting overall thoughts on each topic above. Includes a complimentary 1/2-hour Skype or phone call to discuss revision strategies. If a second paid round is needed, I can re-edit the full manuscript or revised portions. No line edits.

Line edits

Starting at $.012 per word (50k words = $600)

I’ll identify the following, using comment bubbles and track changes: awkward or unclear sentences, repetition of sentence patterns, overused words/phrases (“crutch” words), inauthentic-sounding dialogue, body parts acting independently, dangling modifiers, noun/pronoun mismatch, grammar and syntax errors, etc., plus make suggestions as needed for corrections. I’ll also correct any punctuation errors/typos I find. No content edits.

Edit Back Cover Copy

$40

I’ll provide line edits, plus ask questions and offer in-text comment on material I think is unclear or confusing. I’ll also give content feedback to ensure your cover copy is compelling and best reflects the storyline. Please provide an outline or synopsis.

Write Back Cover Copy

$125

I’ll draft your back cover copy. Please provide an outline or synopsis if I haven’t done developmental edits on the manuscript. After you review the first draft, we can do up to two rounds of revisions to refine the cover copy as best as possible.

Edit One-Page Query Letter

$40

I’ll provide line edits, and ask questions and make comment on elements I feel are unclear. I’ll also offer content feedback to ensure your query pitch is compelling and best reflects the storyline. Please provide a synopsis.

Edit Synopsis

$60

Up to 5 pages double-spaced. I’ll provide line edits, plus ask questions in-text and make comments on material I think is unclear or confusing. I’ll also offer content feedback to ensure your synopsis is compelling and best reflects the storyline.

Book Coaching

$50/hr

Need help brainstorming or plotting your novel? Too many book ideas and not enough focus? I can help! We can set reasonable writing goals, deadlines, fix saggy middles, and much more.

I’m available for consultation via email, Skype/Google, or phone, as a one-time or recurring event.

My consultation rate is $50 an hour, charged in 1/2-hour increments, which includes reading time of material longer than 2000 words to prepare for our conversation.

Workshops

Price Varies

I offer online and in-person workshops on a variety of topics, including submission do’s and don’t’s, self-editing, self-publishing tips, writing deep point of view, plotting, writing short novels, writing romantic comedy, crafting high-concept plots, and more.

I love doing workshops for writing chapters! Contact me directly with information on what workshop you’d like, how long and in what format (webinar, online, in-person), and when you want it presented.