This can take several forms, depending on what works best for the writer and what you’d like help with.
For instance, I can read a short story, novel or section from a novel and provide a detailed written critique which will identify the strengths of the writing and the issues which require work, taking plot, structure, character, dialogue, pace, language and point of view into consideration, amongst other things. I’ll make suggestions of how to improve the writing. At the same time, I can provide a line-by-line edit and proofread.
Both the critique and the edit, can be done via email, although writers often find it helpful to have an hour’s Skype session or face-to-face meeting to discuss the work and feedback in detail.
I can provide occasional one-off sessions (say, critiquing and advising on a short story every so often) or can mentor a writer more regularly depending on your needs.
Please get in touch on email@example.com to enquire.
MANUSCRIPT ASSESSMENT, EDITING AND PROOFREADING
If interested in longer manuscript assessment (a detailed constructive critique of a novel, part of a novel or a collection of shorts stories, which identifies strengths and problem areas to address) and/or having your draft line-edited, copy-edited and/or proofread, I’ll be very happy to hear from you.
Fees are on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Edited books to date include:
Painting by Numbers, Tom Gillespie (2012)
Salt Yard Food and Wine from Spain and Italy, Sanja Morris, Ben Tish, Simon Mullins (2012)
Tales of Darking 1, David Benjamins (2018)
I’ve also edited and critiqued numerous short stories and sections of novels in all genres (e.g. young adult, literary, fantasy, horror, chick lit, sci-fi, memoir, crime).