Every story is in a different stage and needs different specialized attention. I am able to review 10 pages, 50 pages, 100 pages, or the full manuscript. Below are the types of editorial services that I offer.
After whichever editorial service you choose is complete, I am happy to answer any questions you have and to help you brainstorm revisions either through message or phone/video call!
I will read your manuscript and provide you with a thorough editorial letter that includes in-depth feedback concerning elements such as plot, pacing, characterization, worldbuilding, structure, consistency, style, and more. It will give you high-level feedback and important insight into the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript.
An editorial assessment is a great first step in the editorial process.
Developmental Edit (Editorial Assessment + in-text comments and line edits)
In addition to a full editorial letter with overarching thoughts, you will also receive in-text line edits via Word's track changes feature and margin comments throughout your novel.
This is the most in-depth service I offer and will leave you with a polished manuscript and concrete suggestions of how to further shape your next draft.
Query Package Critique
I will review your query letter, synopsis, and first ten sample pages and make detailed recommendations on structure, tone, and content. I will also help you strengthen your query hook, determine which comparison titles to use, and compose a compelling and tightly-woven synopsis. We can have up to two rounds of back and forth edits.
Much of my role as an editor at a traditional publishing house was to judge submissions by the their first few pages, so I can attest to how important it is to have those first intro pages really grab a reader!