manuscript editing services

If you're an author who needs manuscript editing services such as manuscript assessment or developmental editing, I can help.



manuscript evaluation/assessment

A manuscript evaluation (also called a manuscript assessment, structural editing, substantive editing, editorial assessment, or manuscript critique) is a big-picture look at the plot, the pacing, the character arcs, the dialogue, transitions, the basic structure of the book. Then I give you a detailed report about what's going right, what's going wrong, and your options as to fixing it.

when you need this

  • your book is written, but something just doesn't feel right about it
  • you've had amateur critiquers and/or beta readers who like your genre look at your work, and while they don't find a lot wrong with the book, they aren't that excited about it either
  • your book is already published, but it's getting mostly "it was okay" reviews

Pricing: 1 cent USD per word. I offer discounts for first time customers.

Contact me with your wordcount and genre for a quote.



developmental editing

First time author? Planning a huge series? Need someone to do the revision process with you?

Then you may need a developmental editor.

Instead of handing you a report, developmental editors work with you to make your book its best.

What you'll receive is:

  • a manuscript evaluation/assessment (see above)
  • line by line, scene by scene, chapter by chapter look at your manuscript, with an eye on where it might be improved.
  • Ongoing assistance with plot holes, scene transitions, and continuity.

Pricing depends on many factors, including the level of support you need. I offer discounts for first time customers.

Contact me with your wordcount and genre for a quote.












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