Reminder: publication with any of these programs is not guaranteed at any point.
Most communication with me is by email. Every service includes phone calls as detailed under each program.
Need help with your novel’s plot? Whether you’ve got a bunch of unstructured notes or a fully formed outline, I can help polish and perfect your idea. Not all writers like working from an outline, but it can be an important structural guide to help you save time by reducing unnecessary rewrites.
We will work together to ensure your novel has compelling characters, proper structure, and strong marketability. I’ll help you develop an organization strategy for tracking changes and keeping your work in one, easy to find location.
Concept development can also be used by writers who have already written a first draft and have converted it into an outline. This allows me to provide feedback without reading the entire novel.
NOVEL AND NON-FICTION DRAFTS
Note: the draft assessment is a less expensive alternative to a full developmental edit.
During the assessment, I will look at the first 10,000 words of your novel or non-fiction book and provide feedback on characterization, narrative, marketability, writing style, and any “red flags” or “fatal flaws” that will make it difficult to market or sell your novel or non-fiction book.
This assessment is normally about two to four pages long and lists out all areas that need work with recommendations, links, and additional information to get you moving in the right direction.
This service is ideal if you need direction, don’t have the budget for a full edit, or if you know that something isn’t right with your manuscript or proposal but can’t pinpoint what it is. Please note this is not a line by line edit with tracked changes.
3-MONTH PROGRAM WITH WORK EXCHANGED TWICE PER MONTH. This program includes: one set-up 30 minute call, one 30 minute call each month, and one wrap-up and next steps 30 minute call at end of the three month period.
FULL DEVELOPMENTAL / $1,000
NOVEL EDITING / $0.20 per word (eg: 50,000 words)
This full novel option allows me to give you both craft feedback and a several page document that summarizes my main findings in a more detailed manner. This is only a fiction option.
Big picture edit and inline comments based upon complete read-through. Editorial letter (several page summary) where I will cite examples from your work to create teaching points on character, voice, plot, and other major craft considerations.
You’ll get the benefit from me reading your entire manuscript and seeing the full scope of your story. This service is great for writers who are confident in their novels, but who suspect that a novel-wide issue such as the plot, characterization, or writing quality is hindering their progress.
With knowledge of your entire story, I will be able to isolate your manuscript’s particular drawbacks and condense the information into a report that you can read over and over as you revise. I’ll focus on the big issues, and give you your next steps for revision.
This program includes: one set-up 60 minute call and one wrap-up and next steps 30 minute call. Turn around time is 3-4 weeks depending on length of manuscript.