Services 

 

I provide writers the sharp eye of a seasoned senior editor at one of New York’s most prestigious publishing firms, the visceral reactions of an avid reader, and the invested interest of their smartest friend who wants to see them succeed.


 

General Critique

Are your characters compelling? Is their behavior credible? Is the story well-paced? Does the plot have tension? Will readers care enough to finish the book?

A professional’s evaluation— drawing from my years working as an acquisitions editor for a large publishing house. I’ll carefully read your manuscript and provide an editorial letter examining the work’s strengths and weaknesses and suggesting ways and means for improvement.

DEVELOPMENTAL EDIT

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.

You’ll also receive a detailed editorial letter providing greater context to my line-specific notes.

 

LINE EDIT

Once a manuscript has undergone a developmental edit and is structurally sound, I’ll 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’ll make sure yours stands out from the pack (in a good way!).

READING GROUP GUIDES

For publishers— Customized reading group guides to meet your needs. Samples available upon request.