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Manuscript Consultation

Manuscript not quite where you want it?  Or have you been sending it around for a while and need a fresh set of eyes? Whether it’s a first book or your 15th, I’d be happy to work with you to find the right shape, rhythm, order, and material for it to take its final form.  I bring years of experience as an editor, decades of experience as student of creative writing, and lifetime as a close attentive reader with excellent insight and intuition.  I can provide macro-level developmental editing as well as finely tuned individual line edits. 

  • Line editing
  • Developmental editing
  • Sequencing, ordering, and manuscript architecture
  • Identifying outliers and problem pieces
  • Advice on presses and contests to target, as well as overall viability

Not certain if I’m the right person or if I can help?  Just contact me with a description of the manuscript, a few sample pages, and the type of help you’re looking for and I’ll let you know if I can be of service.  Read what past clients have to say here.


Standard rate:  Varies depending on type of editing and assistance required.  

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