Services

I help writers at all stages of their careers, whether they’re preparing to deliver a manuscript to an in-house editor, hoping to land a literary agent, or looking to self-publish. Every manuscript can benefit from professional feedback. Here are a few of the services I offer:

GENERAL CRITIQUE
Are your characters compelling? Is their behavior credible? Is the story well-paced? Does the plot have tension? Will readers care?

This service will give you a professional’s evaluation, drawing from my years working as an acquisitions editor for a large publishing house. I will carefully read your manuscript and provide an editorial letter examining the manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses and suggesting ways and means for improvement.

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING
This service is for writers who’d like a deeper level of feedback. I’ll read your manuscript several times, providing margin comments throughout the text, pointing out specific issues, asking questions, letting you know which lines sing, and providing prompts to help you deepen the characterization and storytelling. I will also produce a detailed editorial letter.

LINE EDIT
Once a manuscript has undergone a developmental edit and is structurally sound, I can polish and fine-tune your prose so it reads more fluidly.

QUERY LETTER REVIEW
A strong query letter involves more than spelling an agent’s name correctly. I can make sure yours stands out from the pack (in a good way!).

JACKET COPY WRITING
I can write enticing jacket copy for writers who plan to self-publish.

READING GROUP GUIDES
For publishers, I can produce reading group guides to meet your needs. Samples available upon request.