Whether you have a complete manuscript ready for a final edit, or are in the draft stage, or even the idea stage, I'll help you bring your novel or story collection to the next level. I especially love working with writers of literary, popular, and genre-bending fiction. I am primarily a developmental editor and love to talk plot, character, suspense, and voice. I am also a line editor and close reader who will provide copy editing and fact checking when needed.
Please note that my rate is on the higher end because when you hire me, you’re hiring an Iowa-Writers’-Workshop trained, award-winning author with 25 years’ professional experience, who is currently a resident faculty member at the Yale Writers’ Workshop. I love this work, and give each manuscript close, personal attention
I work in sections of about 20,000 words each, with payment due for each section after I send it back.
My rate for developmental edits on manuscripts over 25,000 words, of $8.50/250 words. For those under 25,000 words, the rate is $10/250 words. I am happy to begin with a smaller job, such as one chapter, if you would like to get a sense of how we can work together before making a decision about the entire manuscript.
The price includes extensive margin notes, separate written comments, and any discussion you’d like to have throughout the process, and for a week after final comments, via Reedsy