Services editing

Developmental Edit
I will be checking for the development of the characters, setting, world-building, language/dialogue, writing style, and timeline as well as repetitive word usage, grammar, story inconsistencies, and story flow. All developmental concerns will be addressed in an editorial letter that will accompany the edited manuscript using Microsoft Word’s Tracked Changes. If further discussion is needed, a phone call to discuss the necessary changes is also included.

Proposal Review
I will provide detailed feedback on synopsis/outline and/or query letter, as well as a developmental edit on the first two-three chapters of your story (up to 50 pages total). A phone call to discuss the editorial needs of the proposal is included with this service.

Services Workshop

Literary Consulting
Ask questions about editorial process, literary/story guidance, brainstorming, marketing/promotional assistance, etc.

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Ghostwriting Services

After twenty-plus years in the publishing business as an award-winning acquisitions editor for a big 5 corporate publisher and literary agent, I know what it takes to bring a story to life. Let’s partner to make all your literary dreams come true.

Proposal Writing

Having trouble writing that winning proposal to get the attention of an editor or literary agent? I can help! Whether you already have material on the page or are starting from scratch, let’s discuss the ways in which we can work together to get your proposal into shape to catch the eye of your dream editor, agent or publisher. I am experienced in both fiction and nonfiction proposals in all adult genres.

Manuscript Writing

Writing a book is hard work! And sometimes, you know exactly what you want to say, but not how to say it. Let’s discuss what it is you want to say, why you want to write your book and what you hope to accomplish by doing so. We’ll consider all aspects of the business, including your audience, writing style, voice, competition, etc., to make sure you’re writing a book that will capture the demographic you seek. All while working together to maintain the integrity of your project, ensuring your voice comes alive on the page. 

I specialize in adult fiction and non-fiction in the following genres:

Fiction – Women’s fiction/romance, General fiction, Thriller

Non-fiction – Memoir, Narrative non-fiction, relationships/advice, business books, social justice, pop culture, personal essays, short stories

Don’t see a service you’re looking for? No problem! I am happy to tailor a service that fits your needs.