Editorial Services

I provide manuscript editing and story development coaching for creative individuals who are interested in writing fiction for children and young adults. I edit chapter books, short stories, middle grade novels, and young adult fiction. 


My fee structure varies depending on the project. I either charge a flat fee for a full manuscript consultation and comprehensive editing job, or I bill by the hour.


See below for a more specific breakdown of my rates and the editorial services that I offer. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions or project ideas.


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Rates 

"We read to know we are not alone."

--CS Lewis

Editorial Assessment of a Completed Manuscript: $500


After you’ve finished your manuscript—whether it’s a first draft or a fifth—you may want an editorial assessment of the story as a whole. To do this I will read through your manuscript, looking at craft elements such as plot structure, pacing, theme, character development, dialogue, writing style and language. I will identify strengths and weaknesses in your story and make suggestions for improvement. This service includes a detailed revision plan, editorial letter and follow-up email(s), along with a phone call or Skype if desired.


Hourly Rates: $35-$45


If you have specific craft concerns about a project… Or if you have a short story or partial manuscript… Or if you want to continue working together to further develop or revise a novel… you may want to work with me by the hour. Hourly fees include editorial assessment, story development coaching, and line-editing—whatever you need.


"In the hands of a gifted writer the universal  is embedded within the personal."
-- Dani Shapiro
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