Editorial suggestions will be made to your manuscript via track changes and comment bubbles if submitted electronically (DOC and DOCX are both accepted) or on a hardcopy printout of the manuscript itself. Pricing is based on a double-spaced manuscript with 1-inch margins, using Times New Roman size 12 font and industry standard formatting for chapter headers, paragraphs, and dialogue. (Details in the Q&A section and on the Contact page.)

 

Edits are made in one round, which will take up to two weeks to complete, depending on the length of the project. I am happy to clarify any points, but request that you take the time to consider the feedback for one week, then send a list of all questions at one time.

 

Submission Guidelines

Interested in scheduling a critique? EMAIL ME the details of your project and I will get back with you to choose a date for submission. Please include:

  • genre and intended audience (Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult, Adult)
  • approximate page count – double-spaced, 1-inch margins, Times New Roman size 12 font
  • date the manuscript will be ready for submission
  • type of edits you are requesting
  • sample of your manuscript – the first 10 consecutive pages of the project

 

Formatting

For submission and estimating a correct page count, your manuscript should be formatted as follows:

  • double-spaced
  • 1-inch margins
  • Times New Roman font – size 12
  • chapter headers beginning on a new page, 1/3 of the way down
  • regular paragraph structure – drop new paragraphs to the next line and indent the length of one ‘tab’ space
  • regular dialogue structure – drop down to a new line for each speaker, use quotation marks before and after the spoken lines
  • consecutive page numbers