you ready to take your manuscript to the next level? After working for many years
as an acquiring editor at two of the top publishing houses, I know exactly what
it takes to get your work in shape for today's competitive marketplace.
explore this website to find out what I can do for you.
A developmental edit addresses the overall structure and organization
of a manuscript. I provide a very extensive editorial letter that lays out the
basic areas in which a manuscript might be improved backed up by specific page
by page notes, laying out a road map that can be followed. "Being edited" is not
as scary as it sounds - my notes are always positive and diplomatic and my goal
is to help an author push their own words out even further while keeping their
overall vision intact.
Query Letter Critique
cannot underestimate the power of a query letter. While critiquing the corresponding
query letter is a service I provide for any manuscript that I edit, I will also
critique query letters on their own for a fee of $30. I have looked at thousands
of submissions over my career as an in-house editor, and I can tell you exactly
how yours can be improved. Please click here to submit
your query letter.
This is your chance to ask someone with real industry experience any questions
about your career and the business, in general. During a 1-hour phone call, I
will share my expertise on exactly what publishers are looking for, how they work
with both writers and agents, and how the acquisition process works. I will also
critique up to five pages of a book or proposal, providing you with valuable feedback
and ideas to help you improve your odds of finding both an agent and a publisher.
and Leading Workshops
I am available to speak before small and large
groups at writer's conferences, workshops, academic classes, and other events
on everything from the act of writing to the publication process.
have questions about any of these services, please visit the frequently
asked questions page or email me
A few books I've worked on...