If you have written a story or an article and you dont know what it needs but you know it could be better, send the manuscript to me and let me analyze it. Ill send you a candid, constructive report pinpointing the pieces strengths and weaknesses. Ill tell you what kind of editing you need, quote the cost of having me do the repair work, and give you advice on how to market the piece when its ready to send out.
If youve written a full-length book, an editorial analysis is an invaluable tool. I read the book carefully and respond with a 10+-page, single-spaced report, again outlining the books strengths and weakness, recommending specific repair needs (copy, line, or developmental editing), and suggesting a marketing plan.
I specialize in fiction and memoir, but I have done editorial analyses of books in other genres, and Im comfortable with any kind of writing.
If you feel you need honest and intelligent feedback from time to time, from a professional whos worked in this business for years, consider me as your concerned correspondent. Ill read your work, counsel you on your writing, and guide your career, either on a one-time basis or in an ongoing mentorship.
Before I create a book proposal package, I ask the author to fill out a questionnaire so Ill know as much as I can know about the book. If youre interested in this service, please take a look at that questionnaire, which youll find at The Book Proposal Package.