Did You Just Push Me Off a Cliff?
Where's the Rest of the Thought?
A Little Editing Flavor or Professional Critique for Your Work
The writing process can become challenging, frustrating and even curious. Working with an editor through the process or at the completion of a first draft can help make writing or rewriting a comprehensive and creatively enhancing process.
When it comes to editing, this department provides direction in TWO key areas:
LINE EDITING is structural in nature; taking into consideration various things: spelling, punctuation use, repetitive words or themes, word choice, word and paragraph transition and flow, overuse of words in one sentence or paragraph, clarity in thought or focus, inconsistency in presentation of thought, story line or other related literary principles.
CONTENT/DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING is assisting in the defining of the work, identifying and offering suggestions for holes/gaps/large inconsistencies; assisting in developing characters/scenes/settings /plots and related in fiction; assisting in developing purpose/focus/intent and definition in non-fiction work; identifying and addressing writing challenge areas.
Perhaps you have done the hard part, but you are interested in an honest and thorough CRITIQUE before you move to the next step. I can provide a thoughtful critique of your manuscript providing comments and suggestions on the overall focus of the book, continuity, development of key factors including characters, plot, scenes, grammatical editing, story fluidity, and project marketability.
I can additionally provide insight for non-fiction authors assuring that sources are properly quoted, inserted information is conducive to the focus of the work, the educational, inspirational or informative nature of the work is clear and that it is written with a specific purpose and target in mind.
In each of the areas note, the first step is to conduct an in-depth interview session with you to assure I completely understand your thoughts, intentions and writing desire.
Editing services are provided on a PER HOUR ($45-$55) basis contingent upon project parameters.
Critiquing and review services are provided on t a rate of $35 per hour.
Per page options are also available.