What you get:
I will do a chapter by chapter read through of your story, leaving in-line comments whenever there is a place that might need a little more polish. Comments will be kind—but direct. I believe in clear, honest feedback. If something in the story is confusing, tiptoeing won’t help the story improve. I will also include chapter end notes looking at the overall strengths and weakness of the chapter. Finally, I will give you a final report that discusses the story as a whole.
Things I’m looking for:
- plot structure
- world building
- character development
- character voice consistency
With many of the comments I will leave examples, options, and other food for thought to get you on track to polish your work. If there’s a part, you’re still not sure how to develop, we will schedule a video chat and talk through it. Aside from brainstorming, I have practical writing exercises that won’t just give you practice with a concept but be directly usable in your story.
3. A Second Look.
Once you have made the changes to your manuscript, I will schedule some time to do a second read through. When I’m done, I’ll give you another report about how the changes impacted the story and how the new version feels.
What you don’t get:
1. I won’t take over your story. All the assessments and support will help you polish your story in your own voice, with confidence.
2. A manuscript with polished sentences. This stage of editing looks at the big stuff. I always recommend the full editing process.