Fast Turnaround Manuscript Critique or Developmental Edit Available

Howdy folks. Due to a client rescheduling an edit, I have an open spot in the beginning of July for a manuscript critique or developmental edit (possibly two spots, depending on length, because the delayed edit is what they call an "absolute unit" of a book). Let me tell you a little bit about my … Continue reading Fast Turnaround Manuscript Critique or Developmental Edit Available

Post-Pandemic Querying | How to Get a Literary Agent in 2022

At a time when concept is king, character development is the way to win the day. You’re querying literary agents with your latest novel in the slow-motion, post-pandemic publishing nightmare of 2022, and it feels like you’re getting nowhere. Rejections pile up in your inbox—if you’re lucky. The truth is, you’re so used to getting … Continue reading Post-Pandemic Querying | How to Get a Literary Agent in 2022

Developmental Editing and Manuscript Critique Discount

Hello, writers! In an effort to finish booking up my summer spots for fiction projects, I'm offering a 25% discount for developmental editing (1 of 3 available). I'm also offering a 15% discount for manuscript critiques (0 of 2 available). These discounted rates are first come, first served. I will update the post as the … Continue reading Developmental Editing and Manuscript Critique Discount

Black Friday Deals Extended Thru Cyber Monday

As the title suggests, I've decided to extend my Black Friday deals through the weekend and Cyber Monday due to an overwhelming response. Black Friday Deals 30% off a developmental edit (or $8.40 per 1,000 words) 30% off a manuscript critique (or $3.50 per 1,000 words) $50 query package (critique of a query, synopsis, and … Continue reading Black Friday Deals Extended Thru Cyber Monday

Black Friday Update | Discount on Developmental Editing and Manuscript Critiques

Happy holidays! I wanted to put up another Black Friday post for today with some updates. The deals I posted went quick, so I decided to open it back up. This deal will now run thru Cyber Monday, Nov. 29th, 2021. If you plan on booking an edit or critique with me in the future, … Continue reading Black Friday Update | Discount on Developmental Editing and Manuscript Critiques

Black Friday Deals | Developmental Editing and Manuscript Critiques

Happy Thanksgiving! I want to celebrate the holiday by offering some discounts on developmental editing and manuscript critiques. From now thru Black Friday, I'm offering the following deals on editing services: 30% off a full developmental edit (1 available) 30% off a full manuscript critique (2 available) These are first come, first served, so get … Continue reading Black Friday Deals | Developmental Editing and Manuscript Critiques

How I Write a Manuscript Critique | An Editor’s Rant About Debut Novels

I’m writing this post to explain how I, as a developmental editor, go about reading a book and writing a manuscript critique so prospective clients will know what they’re getting, but I also have some thoughts that might be of interest to writers in general, including my take on what’s required of a debut novel … Continue reading How I Write a Manuscript Critique | An Editor’s Rant About Debut Novels

2022 Market Trends in Book Publishing | My Unqualified Speculation

Last year I laid out my predictions for what book market trends would look like in 2021—including what readers would be reading and what publishers would be buying. It turned out to be the most popular post I’ve ever written, so it behooves me to make my admittedly unqualified speculation an annual tradition and offer … Continue reading 2022 Market Trends in Book Publishing | My Unqualified Speculation