The Manuscript Critique is a big picture analysis of your story—a “first impression read”. Feedback includes a summary of your manuscript’s strengths and areas of improvement, along with general recommendations for improvements. Feedback comes in the form of an editorial letter. Does not include margin notes.
This is where we dive in at the sentence by sentence level. The Comprehensive Evaluation combines the same big-picture analysis from a Manuscript Critique, along with line-by-line analysis and detailed feedback on word choice, sentence structure, grammar, plot, character arc, and dialogue and more. Feedback comes in the form of an editorial letter along with detailed margin notes.
Query & Submission prep Package
This package is perfect if you are ready to look for an agent or publisher. First impressions count and we’ll help you get your submission and query polished so it can rise to the top of the pile.
A hands-on edit of your query letter & synopsis. We’ll do as many rounds as it takes to get it just right.
A one-round critique of your first 20 manuscript pages.
A one-hour coaching call with publishing-industry expert.
Items may also be booked a la carte.
We're also available for writing coaching, rewriting support, ghostwriting, collaboration, and online content editing. Contact us to discuss how we can support your project.
Meet Your Editor
Andrea Karin Nelson | Founder & Principal Editor
In addition to her work with published novelists, playwrights, and essayists, Andrea brings a unique set of experiences and skills to her editing craft. Twenty years as a writer and theater maker has developed her keen sense of story structure, plot and character development. Fifteen years as a Master-Level, Certified Sign Language Interpreter has finely tuned her ear to the subtleties of language and the nuances of human interactions. And with over two decades as an educator, her teacher's heart allows Andrea to personally tailor her work with each writer.
Additional editors are brought in on a project-by-project basis. Our team brings expertise in a wide variety of genres
We can't wait to meet you. Contact us to schedule an intro call. We'll discuss your project and specific editing needs. After our initial conversation, you'll be provided with a sample edit and a detailed price quote.
Phone (voice or text): 206.569.8544