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As an author myself, I try to bring that perspective to my editing work.
I know what it feels like to hit the send button on new pages and then gnaw at your lip until you hear back from your critique partner. I also know what it's like to read an agent's query response through gaps in the fingertips held over your eyes. While I will offer honest feedback to help you get your work
to the next level, I will do so with kindness and consideration.
Middle grade, young adult, women's contemporary fiction, and romance are my specialty. It's what I write and it's what I read. My first love will always be contemporary (literary and commercial), with bonus points if yours has a dash of romance or humor. I also enjoy historical fiction, thrillers, mysteries, light fantasy, and horror (but, um, maybe not too scary?) and I will happily edit your dystopian, sci-fi, or paranormal, but please be aware that I don't read as widely in those categories and may not be able to comment on positioning strategies in the same manner.
I love working with self-publishing authors as well.
*TO SCHEDULE ANY OF THESE SERVICES, PLEASE EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY.
Query critique: ($35 for one pass/$55 for three passes)
I majored in advertising copywriting in college and am one of those mythical creatures who actually enjoys query writing. I have some great client success stories in my pocket and I'd love to add yours!
Synopsis Critique: ($100)
Often agents/editors will ask for a synopsis to accompany the pages they are requesting. Having one at the ready will ensure you aren't left scrambling to write one in the midst of your "Woot woot, I got a request" happy dance.
Partial Critique: ($225)
This critique covers the first twenty-five pages of your manuscript and is perfect for the writer who wants fresh eyes on the opening. I can help you determine if your first pages are attention-grabbing, can comment on voice, and will steer you away from cliches in your critically important story beginning.
Full Manuscript Edit:
In this type of edit, I will read your full manuscript and offer you both an edit letter that includes thoughts on plotting, pacing, character development, conflict, and other "big picture" items and line edits in text. I'm not a copy editor, but I will also include in-text line edits addressing any issues I spot as I read: typos, word repeats, and formatting issues. If you are already in the query process, I will help you evaluate feedback you might be getting from agents or publishers to address problem areas. This type of edit generally takes several weeks and must be scheduled in advance. All full manuscript edits include a complimentary query critique.
Pricing for full edits:
Middle Grade: $1050 for manuscripts up to 50,000 words, $20 for each additional 1k
Young Adult: $1400 for manuscripts up to 80,000 words, $22 for each addional 1k
Adult Fiction: $1400 for manuscripts up to 80,000 words, $22 for each additional 1k
**Query critiques are generally returned with comments within 24-48 hours. Synopsis/partials are generally returned with comments within one week. Full manuscript edits typically schedule farther out and are worked around my own writing deadlines and author appearances.