2 hours of time
A full assessment of your work; looking at strengths and weaknesses; a general guide to see if you're on the right track.
Cost: $50/hour at 2-4 pages an hour depending on how much work needs to be done.
Send over your manuscript, synopsis and Character sheets
Here are SOME of the things I look for in a Substantive Edit:
Consistency in character traits
Appropriateness for genre
Appropriate dialogue/thought structure
An opening hook
A captivating first chapter & chapter structure
A proper ending
Internal and external conflict
Floating body parts
Weasel Words & phrases
Remember High School English? My goal is to teach you, not do the corrections for you. We're in this together. I want to help you become a better writer so I don't rewrite your work. I note the places that need work and ask you to do the work. But in the end, you are a better writer and your manuscript is ready for the next step! Congratulations! You're on your way to five star reviews.
Up to 8 hours/ week
Send over your manuscript and I'll run it through CMOS v17 requirements
A full CMOS v 17 copy edited manuscript. This can be for Fiction or Non-Fiction.