Editorial Services

Is Your Manuscript Ready for the Journey?

Writing a manuscript is like taking a long journey far from home through treacherous terrain and over dangerous waters. If you have a story, don’t try to take the journey alone. Let me help you:


  • Prepare your work for submission to agents and publishers or get it ready for independent publishing.
  • Eliminate errors in punctuation, usage, grammar, and spelling.
  • Make course corrections to your story’s plot and characterizations.
  • Perfect your author’s voice through personal, one-on-one coaching.
  • Create the right pace and mood in your manuscript to pull your readers into the story, hold them to the end, and leave them wanting to travel with you again.

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Levels of Service

Manuscript Evaluation:

For a minimal charge, I will give you a detailed assessment of your needs and a recommended plan of action. For most authors, this is a great entry point.


If you have a finished manuscript, I will do a final check for errors in:

  • Punctuation
  • Word usage
  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Appearance


If your manuscript is near the end of the revision process, I will check it for:

  • Consistency and accuracy
  • Gaps in the narrative
  • Awkward or wordy sentences
  • Uneven style

Content/Substantive Editing:

If your manuscript is still under development or ready for revision, I will provide a deep analysis of the following elements:

  • Character development
  • Point of view
  • Plot consistency
  • Pace
  • Tension
  • Content
  • Setting
  • Tone and mood
  • Theme

Even the most experienced authors grow too close to their work and need help getting their work ready for publication. Don’t take the journey alone.

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