partial manuscript edit

With a Partial Manuscript Edit, I’ll provide thorough and detailed feedback on your work in progress, paying special attention to the following:

  • Your beginning pages

Beginnings are often the hardest to write. I’ll make sure you’re including the most important elements to get your reader hooked.

  • Your plot arc and its trajectory

Even with a partial manuscript, I’ll be able to see where you are trying to go with your story and work with you to inspire a tighter plot.

  • Narrative voice

A strong narrative voice is something both agents and editors insist upon. They want something authentic and fresh– something that will make your novel stand out from the crowd. I’ll help you refine or find your voice, depending on your needs.

  • How your characters are developing

My comments and questions will help you clarify who your characters are and ensure they are on their way to becoming fully-fleshed out and believable.

  • Story tension and what’s at stake

I’ll help you determine what drives your story and show you how to make your reader care.

  •  Other craft considerations depending on your manuscript’s needs

My feedback will arrive in the form of an Editorial Letter, about 10-12 double-spaced pages in length. I’ll focus on issues large and small, providing detailed suggestions for revision and moving forward. I’ll make myself available for questions and discussion, so that you have a solid plan for moving forward.

If you are interested in this service, please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your project.