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Manuscript services

Manuscript critiquE

The Manuscript Critique is a big picture analysis of your story. With a focus on major elements such as theme, plot, character development and story arc. 

Comprehensive Edit

This is where we dive in at the sentence by sentence level. The Comprehensive Edit combines the same big-picture analysis from a Manuscript Critique, with detailed feedback on word choice, sentence structure and grammar. 

Partial Edit

You don't need to submit a full manuscript to benefit from one of our editing packages. Concentrating on a smaller section of your manuscript is a great way to focus your story, help you work through a trouble area and overcome writer's block.

We're also available for ghostwriting, collaboration, and online content editing. Contact us to discuss how we can support your project. 

Meet Your Editor 

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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.  

 

 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Associate Editors are brought in on a project-by-project basis. Our team of editors brings expertise in a wide variety of genres

 

Everything I write gets better working with Andrea. She has given me feedback on my work for years, including all the books in my Eddie Shoes Mystery Series. I can’t imagine sending anything to my publisher without first utilizing Andrea’s sharp eye on style, grammar, voice, continuity, character and story arc. She’s an exceptional editor, who I consider an important part of the reason I’m published today.
— Elena Hartwell, author of The Eddie Shoes Mystery Series
Andrea is an exceptional editor. Her attention to detail and her keen eye for language helps me bring out the best in my own writing. If I need developmental editing, she knows just the right questions to ask to help me move my ideas forward. On a sentence-by-sentence level, she leaves no stone un-turned. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to advance the quality of their creative work.
— Allison V., MFA
Andrea Karin Nelson has a laser eye for detail and a strong command of grammar, punctuation and style. Andrea is also adept at story-telling and her editing picks up on the build of each section as well as the complete arc of the story. Her notes allowed me to craft a more engaging narrative with clarity and purpose
— Maiken W., Playwright, NYC

 

let's talk

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          

Email: info@allegoryediting.com

 

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