Tell the readers a story! Because without a story, you are merely using words to prove you can string them together in logical sentences. – Anne McCaffrey
.Whether your writing process has stalled, your plot has hit a brick wall, or your gut is telling you something in the finished work is off key, a story editor can help. I bring a fresh, objective eye to your project and give you back a truly critical analysis of your work.
It is my job to respect and interpret a writer's voice, note obstacles in the way of the narrative and plot, ask the tough questions, and suggest solutions with respect to the author's voice and vision and how their book fits in the marketplace.
I don't mince words. If I see a problem with plot - a contradiction in character, a flaw in continuity, a break in tension, whatever the hiccup is that breaks the rhythm of a well told tale - I will point it out. Annotations to the manuscript and my written response will explain the how and why of each weak point while offering a solution to the problem. I work with you to strengthen your story.
HERE IS WHAT I DO
I identify problems and suggest solutions that solve both specific and systemic problems. I read, annotate the manuscript and provide a written overview. After you digest my input, I collaborate with you in a one-hour phone conference. I help you see your work the way a reader will. I help you make your novel the best it can be.
HOW THIS WORKS
All input is made to the raw manuscript or Word doc, never a formatted file. Pages must be laid out to the industry standard: 12 pt san sarif type, double-spaced with 1.5” margins. Edits are made in Track/Change. After several careful readings, your manuscript is annotated in blue in those places where issues need to be addressed. A detailed overview is provided which includes my overall impressions, details of problem areas and suggested solutions. After the author has read and digested my input a 60 minute phone conference follows. This is the step where ideas flow and grow and the part I love best!