A million thanks for handling this text so delicately and respectfully.— Toti O’Brien
I have twenty years of experience working with writers to help them achieve their goals. My expertise is helping clients identify the story within the story and their purpose in writing. After editing and helping shape the manuscript, I help writers find independent publishers, seek traditional publishing options, or self-publish their book.
My developmental edits include evaluating and assessing the consistency and development of the characters; the effectiveness and flow of dialog; assessing the plot arc, flow, twists, pace, and use of suspense; enhancing the theme, and evaluating and improving the overall impact and effectiveness of the book. I make suggestions on where these areas need improvements and suggest how to do so as well as point out strengths in the manuscript.
I line edit the manuscript and make comments, changes, and suggestions tracked in Word. I also write an overall assessment (usually two pages long) of what worked well in the manuscript, what I changed and why, suggestions on how to move forward, and what I see as your next steps for revising.
My clients write and publish memoirs, parenting guides, educational materials, contemporary novels, coming of age stories, coming out stories, suspense, personal essays, short stories, spiritual guides, historical fiction, and more. I also work with companies such as Lesson Ladder Publishing, UW School of Law, and various schools and civic organizations. I am a member of the Northwest Independent Editor’s Guild.
My rate is $85/hour for edits of manuscripts (any work over 20,000 words) and $100/hour for short individual pieces. The average price for a manuscript edit is about $1700. Price is determined by size and quality of the manuscript. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
“I just read through the ‘macro edits,’ and Corbin—I love them!! You are so right on about everything you have said and I can’t wait to get started making these changes!! You bring up amazing points. I am so excited to dive deep into the book again and look through all your detailed edits. I think you are so right on about these edits, and I am so excited to make this book shine!! Thank you! Thank you!”
—Saralynne Davis, Author of Making Kid Time Count