Manuscript editing

Manuscript Editing:  For writers who have completed a partial or entire draft of a short story, essay, article, play, or  novel and need a thorough and honest critique.

I will read and critique your manuscript and tell you in a written response what is working and what isn’t.  With a deep respect for the integrity of your piece, I will discuss elements such as plot, characterization, language choice, tone, pacing, themes, etc., and I will offer suggestions for streamlining, strenghtening, clarifying and envigorating your work. We will work through email but I will be available for phone conversations, as well.

Rates:  $50 per hour.

Sample rate: editing/critiquing a 20-page short story–3-4 hours = $150/$200.

joannsmith.writegoals@gmail.com