Editing and Rewriting Services

All creative services, Manuscript Evaluation and Critique and Book Editing,  are customized to your needs. You will find the prices; however send us 4 pages of your manuscript to confirm the listed fee. We reserve to right to avoid service.

Manuscript Evaluation and Critique

This is the question you should be asking yourself: Is my book good enough to appeal to a major commercial publisher? That’s where our manuscript evaluation comes in. We’ll read your romance novel or nonfiction book, evaluate its market potential, and give you an assessment of its strengths and weaknesses. This is the place to start. Our critique will show you how to turn your manuscript into a book with solid commercial value. We’ll give you clear feedback and practical, detailed advice about ways to improve plot structure, scene development, characterization, viewpoint, narrative style, and other elements. We’ll show you how to bring your characters to life, how to give your scenes more dramatic focus, and how to keep your story line on track.

Naturally, you can expect detailed, practical advice about how to turn your manuscript into a book with solid commercial value.

We’ll assess your manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses, and We’ll show you how to improve plot structure, scene development, characterization, viewpoint, physical setting, narrative style, and other elements. We’ll use examples from your manuscript to illustrate problems, and We’ll rewrite passages and scenes in order to show you how to fix the problems. If you’re having trouble with character viewpoint, we’ll use examples from your manuscript to show you how to firm up viewpoint throughout your manuscript. If you burden your scenes with too much physical setting, we’ll note specific examples so you can see where it should be cut back. we’ll show you how to bring your characters to life, how to add dramatic focus to your scenes, how to keep your story line from wandering off track. That’s the kind of practical, professional guidance that will help you break into the tough world of publishing.

Besides giving you the guidance to improve your manuscript, we’ll also show you how to become a better writer. Our team consists of creative writing instructors. We know how to use your manuscript as a teaching tool to strengthen your writing skills and give you a leg up on your competition.

Our critique typically runs from twenty to fifty pages, depending on the manuscript’s length and needs. The fee is $32 per thousand words, and the turnaround time is usually six to eight weeks. For an exact estimate, please contact us.

Book Editing

We’ll correct the mechanical errors in your manuscript (spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, paragraph structure, etc.), polish the prose to improve clarity and narrative flow, set it up in the proper format, and give you a new manuscript in electronic form ready for submission to literary agents and publishers.

The book editing fee ranges from $50 to $60 per thousand words, depending on how much work is needed. Turnaround time is usually eight to ten weeks. For an exact estimate, please contact us.

It may include a major rewrite – You’ve written a rough draft of your book, but you know it needs a lot of work. We’ll develop a rewrite plan and go over it with you to make sure we’re in agreement with the scope of the work to be done, then we’ll overhaul your manuscript from the ground up.

If we rewrite your book, we’ll start with a firm idea of what kind of story you want to tell and how you want to tell it. Then we’ll develop my ideas about the major changes that will have to be made. That can include character additions or deletions, changes in the treatment of the central conflict and subplots, and major scene changes.

Then we’ll go over my suggestions with you to make sure you understand what we’ll be doing to your book. If you have problems with the development work, we’ll iron them out at that point.

Once we’re in agreement on the work to be done, we’ll begin the rewrite. Each week or so we’ll send you a draft so you can see how it’s coming along. When we’re done, you’ll have a new manuscript ready to send to literary agents and publishers. You will be listed as the sole author of the book. My name will not appear on the publishing contract or the book cover. All copyright and financial rights to the book will be yours.

The fee for a major rewrite starts at $10,000, depending on the scope of the project and specific requirements. Turnaround time varies, but is usually three to six months.