Manuscript Submission Assistance

If you have written a story or an article and you don’t know what it needs but you know it could be better, send the manuscript to me and let me analyze it. I’ll send you a candid, constructive report pinpointing the piece’s strengths and weaknesses. I’ll 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 it’s ready to send out.

If you’ve 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 book’s 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 I’m comfortable with any kind of writing.

If you feel you need honest and intelligent feedback from time to time, from a professional who’s worked in this business for years, consider me as your concerned correspondent. I’ll 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 I’ll know as much as I can know about the book. If you’re interested in this service, please take a look at that questionnaire, which you’ll find at The Book Proposal Package.

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