I am so grateful to work with Tanja, not only because she clearly found what my manuscript needed, but also because she taught me much about writing rules and rhythm. She reignited a light in me that believes not only in achieving this project, but making it successful. Much gratitude for the brilliant support. Patrice Bazile
One of the biggest mistakes writers make is waiting until they’re done with their manuscript before hiring an editor. This often leads to major rewrites, increasing the cost, time and emotional investment of your project.
Getting a developmental manuscript review early in the process will help you figure out if your story works before you spend precious time and energy polishing your manuscript—saving you lots of frustration, not to mention time and money. It’s essential to get big-picture help with narrative style, pacing, structure and technique before you get bogged down in line-edits and final revisions.
What is a developmental manuscript review?
A close read of 10,000 words (40 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font) with a comprehensive editorial assessment. We’ll look at how your story holds together as well as address overall story structure, pacing, perspective, tone/voice, showing v. telling, dialogue, narrative style and organization. We’ll cover what’s working, as well as what needs to be strengthened (with specific examples of how to do it), as well as where to go next.
What you’ll get: A one-hour meeting (by phone or Zoom) to discuss your manuscript, plus a comprehensive editorial report delivered via email.
If you’d like to discuss a full manuscript review, please contact me for rates and availability.