They know that they love words and that they love to tell stories, but the writers may not be able to analyze their work to check for:
o sentimental writing
o clichéd writing
o powerful, first chapter punch
o tightly woven story arc
o holes in storyline
o camping and marching in a story
o developed characters
I am now offering manuscript evaluation services to help in developing your story as A STORY, one that is strong from beginning to end.
A manuscript evaluation includes the following:
o an edit of your work (electronic or hard copy), looking at the above bulleted issues to analyze your submission as a literary work; if you submit electronically, I will use the TRACK CHANGES and COMMENTS features in Microsoft Word; if you submit a hard copy, I will mark the manuscript.
o assessing glaring grammatical, sentence-level, and story-level errors that hinder the work
o a written manuscript evaluation that summarizes and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the work
Types of Works Evaluated*
o Submission Package Evaluation – (one- to two-week turnaround, depending on size) – if you have the first three chapters of your book, a query letter, and a synopsis, and you believe you're ready to send it out to potential agents and editors, this evaluation will check for story structure and also offer copy editing and proofreading of material.
o Query Letter Evaluation – (three- to five-day turnaround) – there are key components needed in a query letter. The letter will be read for format, structure, "punch," and grammatical/mechanical issues.
o Synopsis Evaluation – (week turnaround) – the synopsis evaluation will analyze the synopsis' structure, development, and grammatical/mechanical issues.
o Completed Manuscripts up to 80k – (three- to five-week turnaround)
o Completed Manuscripts from 80k to 100k – (four- to six-week turnaround)
If you hire me to edit your completed manuscript (up to 100k) during the month of April, you will receive a 40% discount* for the project!
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*If you wish to receive quotes for your project, please e-mail me, and in the e-mail, tell me a bit about your project.
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