Make your book say what you want it to say

Work with me as your editor

My job is to make sure your manuscript communicates your message and delivers an experience to your readers. As your editor, I’ll work with you to determine your goals for your book, then provide detailed developmental editing that will ensure your book resonates with its audience.  Specifically, I will provide feedback on:

  • Structure
  • Narrative
  • Consistency
  • Overall flow
  • Creating a clear and well-supported thesis

Feedback will be given in both a written report assessing the general strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript as well as in detailed comments made within the manuscript to address specific areas of concern. I am also happy to discuss the manuscript over the phone or on Skype if you wish.

Rate: $59/hour
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Please note: Developmental Editing does not include corrections of grammar, punctuation, etc., though I will note any consistent stylistic problems or areas for improvement. It is best to work with me as a Developmental Editor before having your manuscript copy edited or proofread. That way, if the developmental edit results in substantial changes, you won’t need to have the manuscript proofread a second time.

Sarah did a great job editing my first book. It was a true story and a difficult subject for me to write about. Sarah did exactly what I needed her to do. She gave my story structure, flow and pace, and offered wise counsel when it was needed. Her efforts transformed a merely interesting story into a captivating read.

—Jim Graham

Author of You Could Be Next

Sarah really took the time to think about how the student audience would see my book and what they would need from it. She pointed out several key areas where the manuscript could be strengthened and even suggested whole new ways of doing things which had never occurred to me. The book has been significantly improved, thanks to Sarah’s insights.

—John Henderson

Author of How to Decode Essay Titles: Making Sense of Essay Questions at University

Sarah came up with tons of extremely helpful suggestions that I think really improved the overall flow of the novel. She was prompt in returning the initial and edited drafts to me, and she responded to all my emails usually same day. She was a pleasure to work with. Thanks, Sarah!

—Annabelle Costa

Author of The Time Traveler’s Boyfriend


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