I’m an experienced developmental editor and prose reader. I’ve worked in editorial for Wendy Lamb Books/Random House, ICM Partners, taught in the BFA and MFA programs at UBC’s School of Creative Writing, and been Writer-in-Residence at the University of Manitoba, the Vancouver Public Library, the Richmond Public Library, and others. I currently teach creative writing workshops at the University of Winnipeg.
Each manuscript consultation receives a very detailed (and candid) 2-12 page editorial letter from me, highlighting strengths and weaknesses in your prose, in addition to concrete suggestions on how to remedy these fixes. I may comment on plot, character, voice, inconsistencies, etc. Note that the letter may be on the shorter side if you submit a 1-2 page story, for instance. The developmental edit does not include line-editing or copyediting.
My genres include memoir/personal essays, young adult literature, speculative and contemporary adult fiction.
A 50% e-transfer is expected before services are rendered and the rest can be paid after you receive my letter. Sadly, many folks do not like to pay for editorial feedback.
$450 for 5000 words (double spaced, size font 12, Times New Roman). Each additional page (500 words) is $3.00.
$1600 for a 60,000 word manuscript. Each additional page (500 words) is $3.00.
Query letters: $80 (flat fee) with detailed comments.
Meeting on Zoom to brainstorm/discuss any aspect of writing/publishing: $150/hour.