I love the written word. I've been at the writing game for nearly fifteen years and as a published novelist, former college professor, English teacher, Hollywood producer, and avid reader, I can give you unique and individualized feedback on your project. From your synopsis to your query letter, or from the first 50 pages of your manuscript to your entire book or screenplay, no project is too big or too small!
My approach is simple: let you know what's working and give you tools and suggestions for what's not. I have a keen eye and can focus on big picture elements: characters, plot, story, setting; or, I can dig into the fine details.
After sending you my comments, we will do a phone conference so you can ask questions. My goal is for you to fully absorb my feedback and have an actionable plan to tackle your next steps immediately after we hang up. (Note: the phone conference is ONLY AVAILABLE for the Big Picture Critique and the Extensive Manuscript Critique.)
I have some of the best rates in the industry – as low as $35!
Contact Me with your project details (what you're writing, what service you're interested in, what you'd like to get out of our work together, and your word count). You will receive a response within two business days. Thank you and I look forward to helping you!
I'll read your entire manuscript/script and give you a full Reader Report. The report includes big picture categories such as character, plot, setting, voice, and style. The report will give you concrete actionable steps on improving your project. After reading, we'll jump on a call to discuss and answer questions.
Rates: $299 for full-length screenplays (up to 120 pages)
$649 for novels (45,000-75,000 words)
*Discounts available for manuscripts (or prose) under 45,000 words or scripts under 70 pages. Contact Me.
You'll receive a comprehensive query letter edit, notes on your synopsis, and editing on the first ten pages of prose. Everything a literary agent wants to see in a submission. You'll stand out from the query crowd!
Don't need all of it? No problem!
Individual Rates as Follows:
Query Letter Edit: $35
Synopsis Notes (up to four pages): $40
First Ten Prose Pages: $40
This is the big one - the time intensive service for serious writers ready to finish their manuscript.
You will receive hundreds of notes in the manuscript margins itself and a Reader Report (includes everything in the Big Picture Critique). But this critique will also dive into the small details at the sentence level: word choice, grammar, spelling, and overall clarity. In other words, you have comments on every page. This is the same feedback an editor would provide.
Ready for the big leagues? The Extensive Manuscript Critique is the way to go! *This service is limited in availability due to the time-intensive nature.
Rate: $1,399 for novels (50,000-70,000 words)
Contact Me for novel counts above or below these numbers.
May and June Special!
All clients who book in May and June will receive an ADDITIONAL 10% off ANY SERVICE.
This offer is limited time only!
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Need help navigating a project? Looking for advice or suggestions? This is a great service – even if you haven't written a thing... yet – but still need some verbal feedback. I'm here to talk about an outline, how to get past writer's block, manuscript problems, or career advice.
Call is 30 minutes.
I can proofread your play or screenplay before your submission to a festival or fellowship.
Rate: $99 for a full-length projects up to 120 pages.
Shorter projects will receive a discount. Contact Me for your specific project!
I have professional experience writing and editing personal statements (especially for Ivy League school admission). Need another pair of eyes on your personal essay to make sure it's ready for the Ivy League? I'm your guy.
This service typically costs thousands of dollars.
$399 for extensive feedback + one revision
I'll be happy to create an individual service based on your needs. Just contact me.
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