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Blueprint for a Book


This package helps a writer lay the foundation for their novel or memoir. It's also a useful package for writers about to embark on a rewrite. As we follow the steps laid out in our Blueprint for a Book workbook, we can examine the story from various angles and solve potential problems as they arise. This organic, time-saving method is appropriate for both plotters and pantsers.

The package takes between eight and twelve weeks to complete. Throughout the process, the writer is given continual feedback in the form of inline comments, editorial letters, and coaching calls.


Ongoing Support

Rate TBD

I offer this package to writers who want ongoing support as they work on long projects. They submit between five and twenty pages every two weeks. Following each submission, I offer feedback and guidance in the form of inline comments on pages, coaching letters, and a one-hour video call. The rate depends on the number of pages we agree to work on. For example, a writer submitting ten pages (12-point, double-spaced, Times New Roman font) pays $ 400 every 4 weeks.

Manuscript Evaluation

$4/page (12-point, double-spaced, Times New Roman font)

This is not an edit, but an evaluation. I identify the story's strengths and weaknesses and offer guidance to help make it more engaging and effective. I'm also happy to answer three story-specific questions. My feedback is delivered via an editorial letter and a one-hour coaching call. I make very few inline comments.

My rate drops to $3/page after the first 100 pages.

Developmental Editing

$6/page (12-point, double-spaced, Times New Roman font)

This is more involved than a manuscript evaluation. In addition to evaluating the overall concerns, I work on the smaller level, identifying very specific errors. I also answer three story-specific questions. You'll have comments on the page as well as an editorial letter and a one-hour coaching call. Although I don't copy edit or proofread I may also point out grammatical and spelling errors, particularly if they recur.

My rate drops to $5/page after the first 100 pages.

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