Services

Proofreading

Proofreading only.

Secure in your structure and content but worried that your commas aren’t in the right places, or that you used a word wrong, or repeated yourself too much? Then this is the service for you.


Manuscript Review

I’ll go through your manuscript twice. The first round is general constructive criticism regarding plot, structure, story arc, and areas where your work can be made stronger. I’ll send your manuscript back with comments. You do some rewriting and send it back.

On the second read I’ll tear apart your document line by line, helping you improve pacing, structure, tone, word choice, organization, etc. I am ruthless (though I’ll tell you kindly) about cutting boring scenes, amping up drama, adding/removing necessary/unnecessary detail, clearing up confusion, and helping tie up plot points.The finished document will be packed with comments and corrections. This critique can be hard to stomach and will require another rewrite on your end, but I promise if you put in the work, you will be happy with the results.

“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even if it breaks your little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings!” — Stephen King

The Plot Thickens

All services combined. Two rounds of intense editing similar to the Manuscript Review service followed by a third and final proofread. At this point I will help you format your manuscript for publication and make sure every thing is in it’s right place.

The entire process may take a while because you will rewrite twice taking my comments into consideration, but your manuscript deserves it and will be so much better for it.

“The art of writing is in the rewriting.”- Writer’s Digest




 
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