Whether you're self publishing or already have a publishing contract, I offer a wide range of editorial services to fit your needs and budget. I am also available to edit and/or write shorter pieces, such as book proposals, blog posts, or articles. If you don't see what you're looking for below, please feel free to contact me with a description of your project, and we can discuss whether I'm the right person for the job.
Please note, I specialize in works of non-fiction, particularly in the categories of self-help/personal development, business, lifestyle, and pop- or practical-psychology. I also edit narrative non-fiction and memoir depending on the subject matter. I do not edit fiction (novels or short stories) or offer copy-editing or proofreading services. If you are searching for a fiction editor, copy-editor, or proofreader, I suggest you check out New York Book Editors, Reedsy, Mediabistro, Gotham Ghostwriters, or Craigslist.
Consulting: Never published a book before? Do you want to know whether self-publishing or traditional publishing is right for you? Looking for an agent but don't know where to start? For an hourly rate, I will talk to you (on the phone, via Skype, or in person) and offer specific advice and insight based on your particular project. If you already have sample pages or a proposal, I will also review it before our meeting and provide feedback.
Developmental Editing: Looking for some honest, straightforward, unbiased, and constructive feedback on your proposal, manuscript, or sample chapters? I will review your work and provide editorial feedback (in the form of an editorial letter and/or marginal comments) that will help you sharpen your thesis, shape your outline, improve your tone, and identify what makes your book different from the rest.
Line Editing: Maybe your manuscript is in pretty good shape developmentally, but you've looked at it so many times your eyes are crossing and you could use someone with a fresh set of peepers to take it to the next level. I will go through your material line-by-line to tighten sentences, reduce repetition, and offer specific feedback to improve clarity and flow. Please note that while line editing often includes some light copy-editing, you will want to hire a professional copy-editor to check your grammar, punctuation, and spelling and ensure consistency throughout your manuscript.
Ghostwriting or Co-Writing: A ghostwriter or co-writer helps an author write the book he or she envisions while staying true to the author's voice and message. This sort of collaboration requires close communication between the author and writer and is a great choice for professionals who want to write a book for their brand, business, or organization or anyone who has a great idea for a book but lacks the time to actually put pen to paper.
Disclaimer: Working with me does not guarantee that you'll get a contract with an agent or publisher. All services described above are offered on a freelance basis only and I make no claim to represent any publisher or other business with which I may have an affiliation or relationship.