A Manuscript Assessment is “first impression” read. This is a great option if you are unsure whether or not you need developmental editing. One of our editors will read your manuscript and give an honest assessment on its readiness, including suggestions on elements that need focus. This is a useful tool regardless of the number of drafts or amount of eyes that have been on your work. It’s a budget-friendly option and the fee can be applied toward a Manuscript Critique or Comprehensive Evaluation should you decide your work would benefit from a more substantial response.
The Manuscript Critique is a detailed, big-picture analysis of your story. Feedback focuses on elements such as theme, plot, character development, and story arc. Specific examples will be pulled from your manuscript to illustrate our recommendations. Feedback comes in the form of a detailed editorial letter. This service level does not include margin notes.
You don’t need to send us your full manuscript to take advantage of our developmental editing services. A Partial Edit can be a great way to address problem areas or help you work through a section you’re stuck on.
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, dialogue and more. Feedback comes in the form of an editorial letter along with detailed margin notes.
Query 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.
Services 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.
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.
Our team of highly-experienced editors bring 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