Services

Before You Start

Concept Development Call

Do you know how it feels to be overflowing with so many ideas that you don’t know where to start? Or maybe you want to write an e-course for your blog, but you don’t have any ideas. Sometimes all you need is to sit down and talk to someone who is just as interested in your project as you are. Schedule a Skype call or a phone call with me, and I can ask you questions that help you determine what you’re trying to get down on paper. You’ll leave with some practical ways to get your manuscript moving.

 

For a Completed Draft

Developmental Edit

You have a great manuscript draft, and now you’re ready to look at it more closely. I’ll equip you to make your manuscript more effective as a whole. Here are some of the ways a manuscript evaluation will help you:

Fiction

Eliminate plot holes
Strengthen characters
Identify inconsistencies in style and theme

Non-fiction

Optimize the organization
Improve readability
Sharpen your focus
Apply your writing to your audience

Developmental & Line Editing Combo

If you have a completed draft and want detailed feedback, this is for you. Line editing will help you identify inconsistencies, enhance your style, and correct your grammar. You’ll receive feedback using the Microsoft Word comment feature and in-line edits to improve your book from every angle. Line editing will help you:

Fiction

Eliminate plot holes
Strengthen characters
Identify inconsistencies in style and theme
Enhance your style
Choose words that inspire emotion
Correct grammar

Non-fiction

Optimize the organization
Improve readability
Sharpen your focus
Apply your writing to your audience
Clarify your language
Correct grammar

 

Finishing Touches

Proofreading

Right before you send your book to print or submit it to an agent, it’s a great time to have it professionally proofread to check for any little errors you might have missed. Punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and typos will all be removed from your manuscript. Mistakes happen, but nobody wants them in their finished work.

 

Pricing

All services are $30 per hour or an equivalent per-page rate. Please contact me for a quote on your particular project. I’d be delighted to answer any questions about which services you need. And for a limited time, I’ll line edit one chapter of your book for free so you can see how editing is a worthwhile investment in your manuscript.