editorial services

Preparing a draft for submission to an agent or editor is one of the biggest challenges we writers face. You want your manuscript to be in the best shape possible when you submit it, but how do you know what’s working and what’s not when you are so close to the words?

Perhaps it’s time to get an outside perspective? Someone who can point out the good and the not so good so you can prepare your draft for submission with purpose and confidence.

I offer a variety of critique services which can help you transform your novel into a submission-ready manuscript.

I hold a BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. As an experienced writing teacher, fiction writer, editor, and marketing copywriter, I have helped numerous writers refine their work on their way to publication. Whether you have a rough draft that needs more direction, or a polished draft in need of a final opinion, I am qualified to help you meet your goal.

After reading your work, I will provide you with thorough comments and questions that will help you fix whatever is not working in your manuscript, be it a sagging plot, a flat voice, weak dialogue, or problems with setting. My precise, detail-oriented advice will make your path to revision straightforward and purposeful.

I specialize in helping writers of picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction reach their potential. Please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your project.

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Partial manuscript edit, (novel) 5o pages- $250, 100 pages- $500

Full manuscript edit, (novel)50,000 words or fewer – $1000

Full manuscript with line edits, (novel) 50,000 words or fewer – $1800

Picture books, $55 per hour