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CREATE

Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started. Beginning writers may not feel confident enough to dive right in, but even long-time writers often have a fear of the blank page. We could all use a little inspiration.

Service

  • A course packet that includes

    • Short story reading recommendations​

    • Writing prompts

    • Handouts and exercises pertaining to the basic building blocks of fictionCharacterization, Plot, POV, Showing vs. Telling, Theme, Tone, Dialogue, Beginnings and Endings

RATES

  • Course

    • $50​

  • Add interactive feedback

    • $50​

 
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DEVELOP

Whether you've written one short story, finished National Novel Writing Month, or finally nailed down the epic novel you've spent years on, it always helps to get another pair of eyes on it.

Services

  • Coaching

    • Together, we take your ideas/notes/research and work together to complete a first draft. Includes organizing your project, developing a schedule, and setting a completion date as well as evaluation and editing. 

  • Developmental Editing

    • An in-depth edit that includes line edits and notes on character, plot, theme, and overall organization as well as suggestions for improvement. Appropriate for first or second drafts

  • Manuscript Evaluation

    • Provides an overview of the manuscript's strengths and weaknesses. Appropriate for manuscripts that have already gone through a few rounds of revision

Rates

  • Coaching

    • $60/h

  • Developmental Editing

    • $50/h

  • Manuscript Evaluation

    • $40/h​

Rates are based on those provided by the Northwest Editors Guild.

Negotiable per page, per story, and per project rates are available.

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PUBLISH

Publishing doesn't make you a writer. Writing makes you a writer. That said, we all want an audience for our work and we all want to make sure that manuscript is ready for that audience.

 

Services

  • Copyediting

    • The final edit before sending a manuscript off for possible publication. Includes correcting mistakes, checking for inaccuracies, and preventing repetition
  • Proofreading

    • A final review of an accepted manuscript. Checking for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and consistency

  • Publishing advice

    • Journal/publisher suggestions for manuscript submission

    • Query/cover letter editing

    • General publishing tips

Rates

  • Copyediting

    • $50/h

  • Proofreading

    • $40/h

  • Publishing advice

    • $30/h

Rates are based on those provided by the Northwest Editors Guild.

Negotiable per page, per story, and per project rates are available.