My comprehensive editing process involves reading through your manuscript several times, including at least one pass on paper. My main areas of focus are the reduction of dialogue tags and passive voice, though I will also offer suggestions to reduce repetitive words, inconsistencies in tense and/or point of view, and other common errors. After a final proofreading pass, I return the manuscript, along with a color-coded mockup of your book. This sample highlights action, backstory, internals, dialogue, internals, and setting. If a page looks to be inundated with one color, I offer suggestions on how to create a better balance. After you have reviewed my suggestions, accepting or rejecting them as you wish, I will again review the document. We can pass it back and forth as many times as necessary until we are both 100% satisfied with the results.
I will read through your manuscript and provide you with a detailed analysis of your characters and story development. I will also address any global issues with formatting, plot development, etc. Additionally, I provide you with a detailed analysis of each chapter.
You have a great idea, but you are struggling to get the words on paper. You need someone to help you find just the right words. With over twenty-five years tutoring experience, I can work with you to help you polish your manuscript. Included in the story coaching fee is a free manuscript evaluation and editing services until the project is ready for publication.
$30 per hour
Are you one of those people who receives feedback better in person? No problem. After reviewing your manuscript, we can schedule video conference, where I will discuss all my editing notes with you. I use a free online program that will allow us to both view and edit the manuscript during the video chat.
$30 per hour
Virtual Launch Parties
We are testing a new service: virtual launch parties.
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Just like test-driving a car, you want to make sure your editor is a good match for you. I will provide a free beta read for your entire manuscript. In addition, I will do an in-depth edit of a portion (roughly 1000 words) of the document, commenting on your characters, storyline, setting, etc. I will also point out any spelling or grammar errors and make light editing suggestions. If you like what you see, we will make arrangements for the remainder of the manuscript.
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