Have you always dreamed of writing a book? Do you have a draft already completed, but it needs a little more work before it's ready to be published? Are you not sure what the next step is or how to get a project ready for publication? I can help! In addition to being a YA author, I'm also an experienced editor and teacher who loves helping others craft just the right story. I offer a variety of editorial services, most of which take a hands-on approach to working with clients. Over the years, I've helped hundreds of writers and students move from the idea-stage all the way through to publication. So whether you're struggling with getting started or simply need another set of eyes to look at your completed manuscript, I'd love to chat with you to see if I can help you realize your dream.
A manuscript review is a great choice if you're looking to revise a completed, book-length project and want detailed notes from an experienced editor. My reviews include an extensive editorial letter, notes on your draft, and two-three phone calls/Skype sessions so that we can discuss your work in more depth. I’ve worked with everything from speculative fiction to memoir to YA/MG to self-help to historical fiction and more. Flat rates vary based on length of project.
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For clients who are more in the idea-stage, or who want more hands-on editing help, then I offer developmental editing by the hour. I sometimes call this "Author Coaching," as I tend to help clients for extended periods of time, working not just on their individual projects but also on their writing itself. If you're looking for more general help with your writing, then this might be a good option! We can also discuss the possibility of a retainer rate, based on the project and the timeframe you're working within.
If your book is in great shape and you only need another set of eyes to look over your work for grammar or syntax issues, then I also offer copyediting services. I prefer to copyedit only full-length projects, but feel free to reach out to me and we can discuss various options.
Finding the right agent and crafting a successful query letter can sometimes be just as daunting as writing the book. I can walk you through the publication process, give you an overview of the market, help you find agents to query who would be a good fit for your project, and help you write and revise your query letter. Sometimes it can be nice to have support as you go through this process, and I can guide you through what to expect with each new stage.