Editing Sample and Evaluation
With my experience as a literary agent, I can correct and sharpen your writing, or write your story for you based on notes and conversations. This is my introductory service, in order to get a clear picture of the work you need as well as to give you a sample of my writing and editing style.
I need your synopsis and five pages taken from the middle of the novel to get an accurate assessment of the work needed. I time my work - if it goes over an hour, I know that I am looking at a level 4 service, and I stop there. This is for evaluation purposes, not just to give you five pages of work. 5 pages of editing is worthless if that is all that can be done for you because the manuscript requires an untenable amount of hours. I offer not just editing, but evaluation and instruction.
I specialize in full length novels, so when I complete this service I offer my proposal for the entire work. Complexity of work falls into 4 levels, plus ghostwriting.
Level 1 - Proofreading
Level 2 - Light Line Editing (approximately 1 correction per page)
Level 3 - Heavy Line Editing (more than 1 correction per page)
Level 4 - Developmental Editing (includes rewriting and major shifts in structure, as well as POV reconsideration)
Ghostwriting - Complete story writing, based on an idea or notes and conversations for biographical works.
Training & Qualifications
Former Literary Agent
Author of "Sorcerer's Vendetta" and "Shadow Son Earthbound"
Recommended by co-author of the Best-Selling Biography, "A Fire in the Mind: the Life of Joseph Campbell."
Experienced Publisher with Amazon
Published by Tikkun Magazine
Published by Page and Spine
Completed Novel Writing Workshop offered by Writer's Digest
Availability & Preferences
Friday afternoon and weekends