Each book is as unique as its author. My approach to collaborating with you will be tailored to your project's needs, and our collaboration begins with determining how I can best help you. Prospective clients should email a description of your project. If it sounds like we would be a good match, I will request a brief sample of your work. After I review your material, I will call you to discuss your goals and then come up with a plan and an estimate. Services I provide include:
Agents and editors review hundreds of proposals every year, and only the best stand out. Through phone conversations and an in-depth review of your material, I will help you organize, shape, and express your idea so that publishing professionals are as excited about its prospects as you are.
Once I understand your vision for your book, I will work with you to give it a solid structure, clarity, and potency, all delivered in your distinct voice. I will provide a written editorial response and we will discuss that feedback so you can plan your revisions and strategize about next steps
Some projects require a closer collaboration. A book doctor digs deep, rearranging material to create the best flow, reworking troublesome passages, and cutting what’s not essential to the project. After getting a clear idea of what your goals are for the book and developing a thorough understanding of your voice, I will make revisions and get the book into shape.
As a project nears completion, the big-picture is already clear but the finer details may need adjustments as they come into focus. I will polish your writing line-by-line, making suggestions for places to trim, tighten, enliven, or clarify.
I love to read fiction, but my strength is editing nonfiction. If you have written novel or short story, I would be happy to refer you to an experienced fiction editor.