Are you an author looking for help with your query letter or submission materials? I’m a full-time developmental editor who assists writers in their pursuit of finding, querying, and signing with a literary agent. Combining in-document edit suggestions with an editorial assessment in written form, I can help you refine your query, your synopsis, or the opening pages of your book and dramatically increase your odds of receiving full manuscript requests—and perhaps an offer of representation.
If you’re interested in my other editing services or would like to read client testimonials, go here. Otherwise, check out the options below. (Note: a synopsis edit can be added to any of these options for an additional $20.)
Query Letter Critique
My query letter critique comes in the form of in-document edit suggestions and feedback inserted as comments using track changes, along with any additional feedback in the accompanying email, with the goal of refining your pitch for clarity, flow, and voice, along with ensuring that it properly introduces your protagonist, showcases your stakes, and offers a compelling hook while striking a balance between concrete and abstract language. You want to give enough details to give a strong sense of your story, but you also want to generate a sense of mystery.
The query critique also comes with a free second pass of your revised query letter.
$30 + $4 per 1,000 words of sample chapters (up to 10K words)
My Query Package includes a query letter critique along with an editorial assessment of your opening pages in the form of a written manuscript critique, with a focus on character development, plot, pacing, structure, voice, genre appropriateness, and what you can do to increase your chances of hooking an agent.
The Query Package also comes with a free second pass of your revised query letter and follow-up questions concerning the manuscript.
Query Package Plus
$30 + $8 per 1,000 words of sample chapters (up to 10K words)
My Query Package Plus includes a query letter critique along with a developmental edit of your opening pages in the form of in-document edit suggestions and feedback inserted as comments using track changes. This is a more in-depth option that provides the same feedback as a Query Package but also offers detailed, line-by-line edits combined with written feedback to maximize the flow, readability, and intrigue of your story’s opening. This has proven to be the most effective option.
The Query Package Plus also comes with a free second pass of your revised query letter and follow-up questions concerning the manuscript.
Book a Query Critique or Query Package
If you’re interested in any of my query letter critique services, use the form below to get in touch, and let me know what I can do for you. If you’re not sure which option is best for you, I’m happy to answer your questions and make a recommendation. Happy querying!