The silver manuscript critique offers an overall assessment of your story from the reader’s perspective. I look at macro elements such as character development, believability, pacing, plot holes, and inconsistencies. You’ll receive a comprehensive manuscript critique (editorial letter).
In addition to the more global comments included in the silver manuscript critique, the gold manuscript critique offers more in-depth feedback with chapter-by-chapter comments, giving you my emotional reaction to each chapter of your book. It also includes a 30 min pre-critique Skype call to meet me and discuss specific areas or questions I should keep in mind while I read your story.
Building on the gold manuscript critique, the platinum manuscript critique offers a 1 hr post-critique Skype call to go over my comments and to help you brainstorm. It also entitles you to a free review of your book on Amazon, the publisher’s website, Goodreads, and The Ribbon Marker blog when it gets published.
Your story is your baby, and I want work closely with you to make sure that you get the best version of the story you wanted to tell on paper. Therefore, my developmental editing service includes a 3-hour Skype session (used all at once, or in small doses over time) to discuss your expectations, what you think you need help with, and the edits, so you are happy with the final result. It also includes an additional line edit pass after you have incorporated the initial edits.
Accepted Genres: science fiction, fantasy, supernatural/paranormal, romance (most sub-genres), mystery, contemporary, erotica, new adult, LGBTQI, BDSM, holidays, thrillers, women’s fiction.
I do not accept books depicting bestiality (shapeshifters and other paranormals do not count), unsafe sexual relations, and graphic depictions of pedophilia, incest (blood relatives), sexual assault, statutory rape (>3-year difference and one person is <18), and rape for titillation.
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