Okay! The year is winding down. You’re busier than ever! 🙂 Nanowrimo is happening and you’re racing through your word count. (Congratulations!) And now you’re thinking of starting the new year right by querying out that story you’ve been working on. 

But!!!

You want that extra pair of eyes, that person to bounce some questions off of. Well, look no further. I can be that person, your extra eyes, your bounce. 🙂 For more info on me as an editor, check here.

And, as a special holiday treat, I’m offering 40% off on ANY SERVICE you book now through December 31.

Now, the specials!


Best Friend Beta Reader

Sometimes you don’t need a full developmental edit. Sometimes, you’re not ready to have your story picked through line by line. Maybe you just want someone to read what you wrote and give you a call and talk to you all about it. If that’s the case, the Best Friend Beta Reader is for you.  Here’s what’s up:

We start the session with a 45 minute phone call, wherein you talk all about your book and what you love about it but also what concerns you. I listen and ooh and aah and then you send me your story. I read it. And then I call you again, this time for an hour,  to talk all about what I loved and what I think needs work. Basically, it’s a big ol’ love fest/brainstorming session that will help you solidly craft your work in progress.

  • I specialize in YA fantasy, YA contemporary, and Adult Romance (any sub-genre). Please do not send me your horror! 
  • If your story has a lot of graphic violence/gore in it, please do not consider me. 
  • I am not currently available to take on projects that are 100,000 words or more.
  • For short fiction (15,000 words or less) ballpark cost is $200 but can vary based on word count.
  • For mid-size works (50,000 – 65,000 words) ballpark cost is $350 but can vary based on word count.
  • For longer works (80,000 – 100,000 words) ballpark cost is $475 but can vary based on word count.
  • This service does not include inline comments or a reader report.

READER REPORT

I read. I report. You’ll get an edit letter back from me that highly details what I loved and what I think needs work in your story. Categories that I’ll go over are character, plot, structure, pacing, and more. The last Reader Report I sent out was 15 pages single-spaced, so you can definitely expect a deep dive into your story. And my email is absolutely open to you for any follow-up questions or concerns.

  • I specialize in YA fantasy, YA contemporary, and Adult Romance (any sub-genre). Please do not send me your horror! 
  • If your story has a lot of graphic violence/gore in it, please do not consider me. 
  • I am not currently available to take on projects that are 100,000 words or more.
  • Cost is .007 per word. A 70,000 word novel would be $490.
  • A down payment of half the total is due to reserve your spot. The manuscript will not be released until the rest of the fee is paid.
  • This service does not include inline comments.

CORE ELEMENTS TOTAL EDIT

I read and mark up the manuscript as I go. I love editing this way! Most of my comments are a good split between pure gushing and critique. If you wrote a passage that absolutely sings, I’m going to let you know. If you wrote a dialogue exchange that completely falls flat, I’m going to let you know.

I’m a very thorough editor when it comes to inline comments so you can expect multiple comments on almost every page.  I’m going to push you hard during this process. I’ll be pointing out when pacing goes wonky, when characters don’t make sense, where I see plot holes, when exposition turns bad, flat world building and more.  The Core Elements Total Edit addresses just that, the core elements of your story, as opposed to sentence structure and grammar.

  • I specialize in YA fantasy, YA contemporary, and Adult Romance (any sub-genre). Please do not send me your horror! 
  • If your story has a lot of graphic violence/gore in it, please do not consider me. 
  • I am not currently available to take on projects that are 100,000 words or more.
  • Cost is .0125 per word. A 70,000 word novel would be $875.
  • A down payment of half the total is due to reserve your spot. The manuscript will not be released until the rest of the fee is paid.
  • This service includes inline comments as well as a detailed reader report.

WRITER’S BLOCK

You’re staring at a blank computer screen. Your fingers are poised above the keyboard. You’re ready to go and then…

Nothing. You have no idea what to write. Or you have a main character you love but you have no idea how to write his/her story. Maybe you have twenty different plot threads and can’t figure out which ones to use. Or maybe you have no plot threads and can’t figure out how to make one.

Never fear! The Writer’s Block package is a one hour phone call with me so we can talk through your story and figure out where it needs to start  and finish and flesh out who it’s going to follow. You’ll then get a homework assignment to help you focus in on that plot. Afterwards, we’ll go over it in a shared Google doc that we will work on simultaneously together for another hour. Ah, technology.

  • There is no exchange of manuscript. 
  • Cost is $200.
  • The cost must be paid in full at the time of booking. 

QUERY CRITIQUE

My years working as a live theater reviewer has pretty much taught me everything I need to know about queries. I consistently had to boil down a three hour show to less than 400 words. But I very much enjoy the challenge and I’m quite good at getting to the heart of a story. So if you’re ready to query, this is for you. You’ll send me your query, I’ll read it and mark it up, then I’ll send it back. We exchange the query three times.

  • There is no exchange of manuscript. 
  • Cost is $25.
  • The cost must be paid in full at the time of booking. 

QUERY CRITIQUE + FIRST 30 PAGES

A good number of agents like to see the query but also a sample of your writing. That sample can be anywhere from the first chapter, to the first ten pages, to thirty pages. This package will include all elements of the Query Critique package, as well as the Core Elements Total Package (inline comments, reader report for your first thirty pages. This service is perfect for anyone looking for a deep dive into their submission materials.

  • If your chapter breaks off after the first thirty pages, send the entire chapter over. 
  • Cost is $100.
  • The cost must be paid in full at the time of booking. 
  • As before, my specialties are YA Fantasy, YA Contemporary, and Adult Romance (all sub-genres). Please do not send over horror or anything with graphic violence/gore.