My expertise is helping clients identify the story within the story and guiding them on how to broadcast that story. My consultations help writers gain clarity and confidence in their writing. Writing is hard, but I will remind you of the benefits of writing and what your intrinsic motivators are to do so.
I have twenty years of experience working with writers to help them achieve their goals whether that is to create a website for their business, write and publish a manuscript or article, or learn how to improve and strengthen their writing. My clients include CEOs, students applying for college and private schools, established authors, lawyers, professors, prisoners, and many health practitioners.
I help individuals write proposals, resumes, articles, websites, and occasionally, entire manuscripts. I work closely with the individual to ensure their message is being conveyed in the way they intended.
My developmental edits include line edits, a meta document with feedback on the writer’s strengths and weaknesses and how to improve the weak areas.
For manuscripts, my edits assess the consistency and development of the characters; the effectiveness and flow of dialog; evaluating and enhancing 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.
Rates and Location
If you live in Seattle, I can meet with you in person at my office in the Centerpeace Healing Arts in Ballard. If you are not local, or prefer to work virtually, consultations can occur via the telephone, Skype, or email. My rate is $110/hour (siding fee available for those in need) for consultations and for editing and writing services. If it is a full length manuscript, I drop my fee to $85/hour. An average manuscript (50,000 words) usually ends up costing about $1700 for a full mark-up and edit.