Once your manuscript is complete, you should have someone read and review it. I will evaluate your work and provide honest, constructive feedback on the overall concept and execution of your manuscript, with questions and suggestions for further work. I’ll also provide a letter detailing suggestions.
Developmental editing looks at the manuscript as a whole and focuses on structure, coherence, and organization. Material may need to be added, removed, or reorganized. (Depending on the project, some ghostwriting may be necessary.) A critique will be provided in the form of a thorough evaluation addressing structure, flow and content, narrative arc, prose, characters, or any other element you request. I will provide a marked-up digital copy of your manuscript with suggestions.
Copyediting (also known as line-editing) focuses on the content, clarity, and consistency of your manuscript. Improving sentence structure is common review area. This is technical editing only, with no input on style or content, and I will provide a marked-up digital copy of your manuscript with suggested edits.
Proofreading is the last step in the editing process, focusing on grammar, punctuation, and spelling. I will review your manuscript and provide a marked-up digital copy noting any issues.
With coaching, you can define your mission and choose projects that serve your greater purpose. We’ll set measurable and attainable goals, and I’ll honestly assess your strengths and needs. In an ongoing coaching relationship, I’ll help you carry out a successful creative project, or discover a new direction for your work.
Sometimes it’s hard to put yourself out there. I’ll reach out to my comprehensive list of media contacts and reviewers to get the news about your publication out in the literary ecosystem. You may have a specific audience in mind, or some publicity requests. Let’s talk!