Developmental editing can unlock the strength of your story. By targeting big-picture story elements like structure, genre, conflict, internal character development, and narrative drive your story can become all that you meant it to be.
Planning your book helps get it started on the right path. This includes specific foundational questions and my feedback on your answers.
Blueprint for a Book Package - includes numerous exercises designed to clarify your book's message and focus, as well as an outline for fiction or a table of contents for non-fiction, and the first and last chapters to guide your writing. $450
Basic Planning Package - includes the top planning exercises for fiction or non-fiction, and an outline or table of contents. $150
Athletes need coaches. Why not writers? With this option, you submit an agreed-upon number of pages per week. I provide feedback on the writing, and together we plan next steps to keep your book going strong. It's accountability, project management, and developmental editing all in one.
I have two levels of coaching available.
If you're serious about completing your book quickly, the Manuscript Accelerator program can get you there. This includes 20 pages of writing feedback, plus access to additional writing and outlining resources, as well as email and phone call support. The manuscript Accelerator program is $150 per deadline. Writers will be expected to complete at least two deadlines per month.
I also provide Basic Book Coaching. This includes 10 pages of writing feedback and limited email support, for $50 per 10 pages. Writers submit pages either every week or every other week.
Maybe you want feedback on words you've already written. Use this option for developmental editing services by the chapter or for an entire manuscript. Chapter edits include in-line comments on every page to identify strengths and areas for improvement. $50 per chapter (Up to 10 pages per chapter, $5 each additional page).
Manuscript evaluation comes with a Word document of detailed notes on specific areas of strength and areas for improvement, but does not include in-line comments on each page of the manuscript. Up to 60,000 words $300, 60-000 to 80,000 words $350, 80,000-100,000 words $400. For higher word counts, please send me an email.
For any of the above editing services, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All fees payable through Venmo or Paypal.