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Inquire About My Free Sample Edit.

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Not sure what/whom exactly you're looking for?

Ask for my free Crash Course Critique with phone consultation of up to 60 minutes.


Schedule permitting, I'm offering an in-depth manuscript analysis/critique of 10 pages of your novel or nonfiction book. It's a great opportunity to get to know a new editor while gaining awareness of how to capitalize on your strengths and address your challenges.


Please email me your inquiry, and I'll be in touch if I can accommodate you. In your email (subject line: Crash Course Critique), a couple of lines about the following will be helpful:

  • How would you describe your work to a potential reader?
  • Who is your ideal readership?
  • What is the stage of completion? For example, is this a first draft, advanced draft, somewhere in the middle?
  • What are you looking for in an editor? Feedback, technique, line-editing, encouragement, something else, or all of the above?
  • Is this your first book? If not, what else have you written/published?
  • Tell me anything else you'd like me to know about you and your work.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Taking Your Book to the Next Level: What a Professional Editor Can Do For You (Part 1)

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What do editors do? More important, what can your editor do for you?

This first in a series of posts is about substantive/developmental editing, which is my specialty.


Unless you are extraordinarily blessed, you probably are stronger as a writer in some areas than in others. A professional editor should not only point out your strengths and challenges, but also should help you triumph over your challenges by showing you how to expand your own strengths and talents into areas of the book that need them.

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Do you really need an editor for your book?

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The answer is this: It is entirely up to you.


If you've taken your book as far as you can take it—and either you're stuck, or you just need a fresh pair of eyes--then you might consider finding an editor.


Taking your book as far as you can take it means different things to different authors.

It could mean you've written a first chapter and an outline and you want feedback before you go any further.


Or it can mean you've written several drafts of an entire book or proposal. Only you can say if you've taken it as far as you can go for now.


Timing is key. Read More 

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