I am a writer and editor with over 10 years of professional writing and editing experience. With my B.A. and M.A. in English and 7 years of experience teaching creative and creative nonfiction writing, I am flexible with an eye for story and marketability. Take a look at my services and let me know how I can help you tell your story and get it into the hands of readers.
LET ME HELP YOU TELL YOUR STORY…
Book coaching services are available to authors looking to shape a story at any level of development. If you have an idea for a book or have a first draft but don’t know where how to move forward, try my book coaching services. I am available for outline/structure development, drafting help, copy, and proof editing services, as well as query-writing help. Think of me as your editor-in-chief in your book writing process!
You have a first draft! Amazing job! Most first drafts need to go through a developmental edit where an outside set of eyes looks at the structure, plot, characterization, among other things. I comb through your project, providing a thorough and in-depth review of your manuscript. I keep your target audience in mind while adhering to industry expectations, staying true to your vision as an author and what YOU have to say.
After you have a strong story, complete with a purposeful structure, characterization, and plot, you’re ready to polish your manuscript in order to send it off to publishers, agents, or readers. I offer help with grammar, punctuation, word choice, and consistency. I can assist with making dialogue come alive, with fixing those pesky grammar issues that always seem to pop up, or with formatting before a book goes to press.
Along with editing, I offer co-writing and ghostwriting services, so if you have an idea for a story but don’t know where to start or find yourself drowning in to-do lists, I can help you write your story. I can re-write sections of your manuscript so that it comes alive for readers, or I can take on an entire project in order to get your story into the hands of readers. I am able to adapt my style to match the needs of your book and your target audience, and I am a flexible partner who loves to tackle new things.
If you have a project that is finished, I can review your manuscript and draft/edit your query letter. I am available to read through your finished manuscript to see if it’s ready for the querying process, and if you’re ready to start sending your work out, I can help with your query letter. The query letter and first 10 pages of your novel are the first things that an agent or a publisher will see when it comes to your work. Let’s help you put your best foot forward with industry professionals by making your diamond of a story shine from the start.
Questions About Rates? I go by EFA’s industry standard but am willing to bundle services for a discount. Click the free consultation button below to see how I can help with your project!