Editing Services

Step One: ASSESSMENT

CONCEPT

Is the story intriguing and original?

READERS

Who is your target market, and what are your readers' expectations?

PLOT

Are the main storyline and subplots carefully interwoven? 

CHARACTERS

Are the characters memorable and complex? Does the reader care about them?

STRUCTURE

Is there a clear beginning, middle, and end? 

POINT OF VIEW

Is the handling of POV consistent throughout? Is it effective?

PACING

Does the plot move along and hold the reader’s interest? Does it drag in places?

Includes:

A full review of your manuscript

A manuscript assessment of 10-12 pages, with examples, references, explanations, and creative solutions

A phone conference to discuss my assessment

Step Two: SUBSTANTIVE EDIT

 

GOALS

ensures the manuscript entertains, illuminates, or provokes as per your goals

STORY 

shapes the flow of the story, the complexity of the plot, the effect of the climax 

VOICE AND CHARACTER

ensures an original narrative voice and characters with satisfying arcs

THEME

clarifies ideas and symbols throughout the manuscript with a focus on subtlety

PACING

fixes the pace of sections that drag and those that move too quickly

LANGUAGE

ensures the language is fresh, authentic to the characters, immediate and realistic

GAPS

queries the ideas, events, and character motivations that are missing

Includes:

A full review of your manuscript

Your professionally edited manuscript with highlighted issues, queries, explanations, and suggested solutions to problem areas using 'Track Changes' in Word

A phone conference to discuss my edit

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