I offer coaching and content editing for both fiction and non-fiction writers. I work with individuals to support and guide them through any stage of writing a book, from generating ideas and getting organized all the way through polishing the final draft and sending it out to agents and publishing houses.
As a dedicated working writer myself, my editing style is unique in that not only will I identify problems in your work, but I will help you figure out how to solve them from a writer's perspective.
Individual consultations are either a half hour or an hour and take place at the Bean and Berry coffee shop in Louisville or on the phone for writers that do not live in the area.
Editing includes extensive comments regarding plot, characterization, dialogue, flow, overall structure, readability, point of view and tense throughout the manuscript. In addition, the writer will receive a written evaluation to summarize impressions, identify problems and address what it will take to move the book through the next draft. While I comment on sentence structure and grammar, the focus will be on content.
For those writers who have a portion or all of their text written, I offer a free edit of the first 10 pages so that the writer can determine if I am a good fit for his or her project. Based on those initial pages, I will provide a price estimate for the rest of the book.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org