“I hope you may remember that 27 years ago you taught me “Introduction to Freshman Composition” at Columbia . . . My success as a scientist has been due as much to my writing ability, whether in grant proposals or in manuscripts, as to any scientific achievements. . . . I want to thank you for the path you started me on.” ~Professor Danny Chamovitz, author of What a Plant Knows
I offer developmental editing services for writers who seek guidance shaping or revising a rough draft into a polished document, from blogs to books, including memoir, novels, and non-fiction.
We’ll work together, but I won’t fix your project; I’ll show you how to say what it is you mean in a way that will capture your audience and convey your message in your voice.
To help keep my services affordable, I offer a manuscript assessment for a flat fee or an hourly rate for editorial services.
The Manuscript Assessment includes a thorough reading of your typescript and a letter outlining the project’s strengths and listing the places where I have questions about your intent, logic, or narrative structure. This service includes suggestions about possible next steps; it does not include line editing or proofreading.
Hourly Fee Option includes line-by-line editing of your typescript in addition to the services included in the Manuscript Assessment as described above.
To find out if we can work together, please email me a description of your project. Together, we’ll define the scope of work, set our goals, and create a contract and payment plan to our mutual satisfaction.