Editorial Services and Fees
These programs get you going in the right direction. They offer detailed guidance to prepare your work for publication, to improve its quality and get your best ideas and stories out into the marketplace.
Diagnostic Assessment, Overall Book Manuscript
This report offers specific suggestions to improve your manuscript to make it more appealing to agents, publishers, and readers. From your full manuscript, I’ll provide a 3-page report of top-level suggestions. Usually this will highlight 2–3 main issues to address, with any number of minor points to help improve the work.
Detailed Analysis, Chapter by Chapter
I’ll review your manuscript and offer a written summary of suggestions by chapter. Length is usually 1/3- to 1/2-page per chapter. The report will highlight strengths, weaknesses, specific ideas for editorial improvements, and ways to enhance marketability of the work.
Full Editorial / Book Doctor Services
$4–6 per page
Basic fee is based on a 250-word standard-format page. For this, I’ll go over your complete manuscript (no initial drafts, please) in detail to provide detailed suggestions for editorial excellence and marketability.
Fiction: Focus is on ways to increase tension, stakes, and pay-offs; to address problems of pacing and structure; to hone scene-craft (details of place, character, dialogue, action, etc.); and to build satisfying characters, plot lines, and story development.
Nonfiction: Focus is on issues of clarity, sequencing, what to develop further (or cut) to deliver the information in the most interesting way, and overall reader appeal and good storytelling within your nonfiction structure.
Book Project Development
Call to discuss your project; no charge for initial discussion.
Book & Author Marketing: Special Projects
Call to discuss your project; no charge for initial discussion
Market-Savvy Blog Support
This is designed for emerging authors looking to develop an online platform. I’ll help you develop a literary blog – professional, appealing, and easy to maintain. This is an excellent strategy to build your online presence in a cost-effective manner.