As an editor, I specialize in working with fiction writers and memoirists. My services include:
Complete Manuscript Review of a Novel or Memoir
A detailed written analysis of your book-length manuscript. I'll tell you what’s working, what needs strengthening, and provide suggestions for improvements as well as edits on the page. I'll provide you with a detailed written analysis and a one-hour consultation (via Skype or phone) in which you can ask questions, brainstorm options, and explore my comments, edits and suggestions.
Outline Review, includes an analysis of your book outline and first chapter, a written summary of my analysis and suggestions, and a one-hour consultation (via Skype or phone) to ask questions, brainstorm options, and further explore my comments or suggestions.
Short Story and Other Editing
I review and edit short stories, personal essays, and articles with an eye to strengthening the work and helping writers position it for publication.
Applying for Grants, Awards and MFA Programs
I have more than 20 years of experience as an independent fundraising consultant, raising funds for individual writers, artists and creatives as well as an array of organizations. I provide consultation and editing services to help individuals prepare professional and compelling applications for grants, awards, fellowships and other funding opportunities, as well as MFA programs.
I'm also happy to discuss a specific project that doesn't fit into the categories above.