Sometimes all you need is a fresh pair of unbiased eyes, strategic direction, and tactical advice. We will review your manuscript or outline, then meet with you by phone, Skype, or in person to discuss any issues so that you can solve those problems yourself.
Think of this as an Editorial Consultation on steroids. A Developmental Edit is a thorough big-picture assessment of your book that will address issues large and small, offering extensive feedback and suggestions inserted into the margins of your manuscript.
Not every manuscript needs to be torn apart and put back together again. Some only need to be nipped and tucked and scrubbed—this is what the Editorial Polish is designed to accomplish. We’ll correct errors and make every conceivable change to word choice, tone, and style to make your writing shine.
Your manuscript has been through the editorial ringer and your mom assures you it’s great, but something still feels… off. Our Punch-Up service is for work that is essentially complete but missing that little something. We'll help you identify what that something is and then give it to you.
Sometimes you only need some clean-up to finish off a project. We’ll make sure your grammar is correct and sensible, check spelling and punctuation, and ensure that the manuscript’s structure and layout comport with whichever official style manual you might want to follow (if any).
Want some early developmental direction and a copywriting clean-up at the end? We can do that. Need help with your outline and want to set up a few check-in calls while you write? We can do that, too We offer several bundled service options—or you can create your own to tailor fit our work to your project.
What If I Don’t know what I need?
You have a great idea but don't know what to do with it or where to begin. We can help you structure and position that idea into a book (or site, or e-course, or anything else you’re cooking up). This option is best for those who really want to write but need a push in the right direction.
outline Consultation and Creation
We’ll help you create a detailed outline for your project that lays out your thesis, main points, examples, and evidence so that you can go point by point through the document and fill in the blanks with your writing and come out the other side with a manuscript.