Other Services

Manuscript Critique

Rate is .015 per word for 30,000 words and up.

A manuscript critique is an excellent choice for authors who want a professional’s overview about what’s working in a story and what’s not. My critiques are more advanced than a beta read but not as comprehensive as a full developmental edit.

After a manuscript evaluation, I will craft a 3- to 6-page critique report that focuses on pacing, plot, character development, credibility, point of view, showing vs. telling, setting, dialogue, and interior monologue. The report points out strengths and weaknesses in your manuscript with emphasis on areas that need improvement to advance your manuscript to the editing stage.

The scope of this service does not include manuscript markups Any additional work after the critique report has been returned, including follow-up communication or coaching, can be billed separately at my hourly rate of $50.

For manuscripts with fewer than 30,000 words, please contact me directly to discuss rates.

Book Blurb, Book Synopsis, and Book Proposal Services

Rate is $50 an hour

A compelling book blurb is critical for attracting reader and literary agent attention. If you are seeking traditional publication, a persuasive book synopsis and book proposal will be key requirements for agents and publishers. That’s why it’s so important to hire a professional with a book marketing, copywriting, and editing background.

Editing and writing your book blurb, synopsis, or proposal requires much more than copyediting skill. I combine my many years of copywriting experience with my editing talent to enhance your existing book blurb, book synopsis, and book proposal or create new ones.

If I am writing from scratch and I have not previously worked on your book, a reading fee is required unless you can provide me with a synopsis of your story.

Writing Coaching and Creative Brainstorming

Rate is $50 an hour by phone, email, Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts.

Need a writing coach who will guide you during the early stages of writing your book? Looking for creative brainstorming to help you come up with titles of your book or series? Writing coaching and creative brainstorming can be booked in 1-hour increments and we can work together by phone or via Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts.

A coaching package can be added on to other editing services if you’d like to run your revisions past me or bounce around ideas after you’ve incorporated my edits. Many newer authors find this helpful if they’ve opted to make bigger revisions after the edit.

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Line Editing

Addresses tone, flow, pacing, dialogue and narrative structure, repetition, and more at the sentence and paragraph levels. Click here for more details and rates.

Developmental Editing

Tackles story-level issues such as plot, theme, characterization, “worldbuilding,” credibility, showing vs. telling, and point of view. Click here for more details and rates.


Focuses on technical flaws including grammar, style, accuracy, and consistency. Click here for more details and rates.

Substantive Editing

Includes heavy line editing as well as rewriting and, if needed, some ghostwriting. Appropriate for manuscripts requiring significant revision. Click here for more details and rates.

Other Services

For other services, including help with your book blurb, book synopsis, or book proposal and manuscript critiquing, writing coaching, and copywriting, click here. Click here for more details and rates.
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