Services

They say writing is a lonely endeavor - but it doesn't have to be lonely! As a book coach, I can help you at any stage in your process, whether you have an idea, a few pages or chapters written, a messy draft, or a polished manuscript.

 

Here's how I can help:

  • The heart of your story is inside you, I can help you get it on the page.

  • I'll help transform your ideas into a solid foundation.

  • I'll guide you through the drafting and writing process, teaching you as we work together.

  • I'll keep you accountable with deadlines and assignments so you can finish your first draft.

  • I'll offer feedback on your project all along the way with honesty and compassion.

  • I provide tough love and encouragement, and I'm an expert cheerleader.

  • I understand your passion. My goal is to help you succeed.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

                       ~ Maya Angelou

Notes:  

 

1.  Manuscripts must be in the industry standard format:

  • ​Word document (.doc or .docx)

  • Times New Roman

  • 12 PT Font

  • 1-inch margins on all sides

  • Double-spaced

  • Each chapter starts on a new page

2.  A signed agreement and payment is required to book services. (Payment options are available for manuscript evaluations and editing services. Coaching is billed monthly.)

Note for Authors Seeking Literary Representation:

 

As a Literary Associate who represents authors, hiring me for editorial or book coaching services does not indicate or imply that I will represent you. Note that I am unable to represent you if you hire me for book coaching or editorial work.

 

I follow the Canon of Ethics on the Association of American Literary Agents regarding this matter. More information can be found on their Canon of Ethics page. 

Story – 4 Week Coaching Package - $350.00

This package is designed to help you sharpen your story idea and ensure the foundation is sound before you start writing your first draft.  This package is also perfect for writers who are revising and want to avoid spending months on revisions that aren't working.

 

  • Writing assignments to create your story’s foundation with deadlines

  • Written feedback on each assignment 

  • Two 30-minute calls

  • Next steps plan to write your draft

I'm happy to do a complimentary call to discuss your manuscript - start here

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Monthly Book Coaching – $300.00 (3-month minimum - monthly payment option available)

This package is designed for one-on-one coaching with two 10-page deadlines per month. This package is perfect for writers starting new projects, writers who want to finish a project, and writers working on revisions.

 

  • Two 10-page deadlines per month

  • Editorial feedback on each 10-page submission

  • High Level Editorial Letter as needed

  • Craft homework assignments as needed

  • Two 30-minute calls per month

Estimated time to complete a 220-page draft is 11 months.

I'm happy to do a complimentary call to discuss your manuscript - start here

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Monthly Book Coaching Fast Track – $450.00 (3-month minimum - monthly payment option available)

This one-on-one coaching package is designed for writers who want to fast track their novel. This package is perfect for writers starting new projects, writers who want to finish a project, writers who are working on revisions, and writers who've received agent or publisher R&Rs.

 

  • Two 20-page deadlines per month

  • Editorial feedback on each 20-page submission

  • High Level Editorial Letter as needed

  • Craft homework assignments as needed

  • Two 30-minute calls per month

Estimated time to complete a 220-page draft is 6 months.

I'm happy to do a complimentary call to discuss your manuscript - start here

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Full Manuscript Evaluation - $2.75 Per Page

This service is designed for writers who want a high-level evaluation on their manuscript. An evaluation addresses big picture items such as plot, characterization, worldbuilding, and pacing, among other elements. A manuscript evaluation includes the following:

 

  • A 6 - 10 page editorial letter 

  • 45-minute call

  • Next steps plan to revise

 

Note: Partial Manuscript (75 pages or less) rate: $75.00 + $2.75 per page.

Note that partials only receive a 1-page summary (no edit letter)

I'm happy to offer a free sample evaluation on your manuscript - start here

5

Full Manuscript Evaluation with Comments - $3.75 Per Page

This service is designed for writers who want a high-level evaluation on their manuscript plus in-line editorial comments. An evaluation addresses big picture items such as plot, characterization, worldbuilding, and pacing, among other elements. A manuscript evaluation plus comments includes the following:

 

  • A 6 - 10 page editorial letter 

  • In-line editorial comments

  • 45-minute call

  • Next steps plan to revise

 

Note: Partial Manuscript (75 pages or less) rate: $75.00 + $3.75 per page.

Note that partials only receive a 1-page summary (no edit letter)

I'm happy to offer a free sample evaluation on your manuscript - start here

6

Line Editing - $1500.00 (Up to $75,000 Words)

This service is designed for writers who want to refine their prose at a sentence level. This service addresses tone, consistency, logic, and readability. A line edit strengthens word choices, trims and tightens excess words and phrases, fills in gaps where unclear, and improves flow. A line edit includes the following:

 

  • In-line tracked changes on your Word document.

  • In-line editorial comments as needed.

 

75,001 words to 100,000 words: $1900.00

I'm happy to offer a free sample evaluation on your manuscript - start here

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Developmental Edit - $1800.00 (Up to $75,000 Words)

This service is designed for writers who want an in-depth review of their manuscript. A developmental edit addresses plot, structure, characterization, worldbuilding, and pacing among other elements. A developmental edit includes the following:

 

  • An 8 - 12-page editorial letter 

  • In-line editorial comments as needed

  • In-line tracked changes on your Word document as needed

  • 60-minute call

  • Next steps plan to revise

 

75,001 words to 100,000 words: $2200.00

I'm happy to offer a free sample evaluation on your manuscript - start here

8

Pitch Package - $150.00

This package is designed for writers who are preparing to query or who are currently querying.

 

Includes the following:

 

  • Two rounds of editorial feedback on query, 1-page synopsis, and first  20 pages.

9

Pitch Package Support – ($275.00 monthly)

This package is designed for writers who are preparing to query and want support through the process.

 

Each month of pitching support Includes the following:

 

  • Editorial feedback on query, 1-page synopsis, and up to 25 pages until polished (may require multiple rounds of revisions)

  • One 60-minute phone call to discuss potential agents, pitching strategy, and progress

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Custom Package

Don't see a package that fits your needs? Let me know what you're looking for - I'm happy to customize a package just for you.

 
 
 
 

Let's Work Together

Not sure what you need? Schedule a complimentary phone call.