Queries and Proposals:
I can help you with your query and submission materials.
Query Package: Starting at $150 (query, first three chapters and a summary)
I will also look at your ENTIRE manuscript! Full manuscript reviews start at $275 and go up from there (price depends on your word/page count, and also where you are at with your project and what you would like me to focus on. For example, copy edits and quick reviews start at $2 per page. A developmental review usually starts at $3 per page.) Contact me for availability and an exact quote. Payment plans are available.
I specialize in developmental critiques. In other words, you can expect a critique like you would get from a Beta Reader or a Critique Partner, except much more detailed. Think of me as a "Critique Partner for Hire" and I won't even make you read anything in return (except my comments). I will tell you what is working and what isn't, but if I tell you what's not working, I will also try to give you suggestions to fix it.
I especially like helping with character consistency, pacing and making sure your plot flows in the right direction. I also like to find plot holes.
Some of my other strengths:
I write mysteries. And I believe there is an art to weaving a good mystery. If I get to the end of your book and I still don’t know who the bad guy is, you know you’ve got an excellent mystery plot on your hands. (But don’t worry, I will still be able to give you clues on how to make it better.)
I used to be a lawyer. I can help make sure your courtroom scenes and legal jargon sounds authentic.
If you think I can help, contact me. I can’t wait to hear about your project. And if you want to know just a little more about me and my work before you send me your precious words, I can put you in touch with other writers I've helped.
NEW SERVICE! Do you need a ghost writer? I can do that too. I am especially good at writing web content for your small business or law firm. I will even ghost write your nonfiction book for you. Especially if it’s about ghosts. For more information, contact me using the form below.
NEW!!! Picture Books and Short Stories! I've got a happy picture book client, so I'm adding that as a new service. I'm also critiquing short stories. Both services start at $75 (the shorter something is, the harder it is to write it well.) Both services also come with two passes. However, if you are submitting a story for the upcoming TC Sisters In Crime Anthology, mention it and I will give you a discount.