An Editorial Assessment (EA) of your manuscript looks at the big picture issues in your manuscript, including plot, structure, character, language, setting, and pacing. I’ll let you know what’s working and what’s not and provide guidance on how to prepare your manuscript for publication. EAs are perfect for writers who aren’t ready to commit to a full Developmental Edit. An EA comes with an editorial letter, a revision strategy, and a live Q&A session.
A Developmental Edit (DE) evaluates every aspect of your writing, from overall structure, organization, and style, to words, sentences, punctuation, and grammar. I’ll look at all the major elements of craft, including plot, structure, voice, POV, setting, character, dialogue, pacing, stakes, and theme. I’ll provide in-line editorial notes on your manuscript as well as a long-form Editorial Letter. This letter will summarize my thoughts and provide you with in-depth comments on a chapter-by-chapter basis. A DE includes a revision strategy and a live Q&A session.
When line editing your work, I’ll focus on readability, word choice, tone, style, and use-of-language at the sentence and paragraph level. I’ll help you say what you want to say, clearly and concisely. I’ll fix confusing passages, get rid of cliches, vague references, and misused words, resolve punctuation and grammatical errors, smooth out shifts in tone and tighten dialogue.
When you’re ready to submit your work to agents or editors, you’ll need a great query letter. We’ll work together, focusing on format, content, and delivery. I’ll help you highlight your work, so that it appeals to industry gatekeepers. A Query Critique includes up to 4 edits/revisions.