Let’s make your chapter book or middle grade novel a pleasure to read.
Your readers are big kids now. Sure, they still love to be read to, but now they don’t have to rely on anyone else. Pictures are helpful but optional.
They want stories that are relatable and engaging, with age-appropriate main characters. They need stories in their sweet spot that are not too easy and not too hard.
This can puts a lot of pressure on you, their fearless author. Because with a word count in the thousands or tens of thousands, you have a lot to keep up with. And now . . .
You’ve read your book so many times the words have lost meaning.
You add a comma, delete a comma, then rewrite the whole sentence to avoid the comma.
You can’t remember—you did change that one character’s name, right? Did “find/replace” catch it every time . . . without messing up something else?
And now you’ve read your book a few more times, to the point you’ve gone cross-eyed. *blink*
But even still . . . you know you’re not ready to self-publish or query agents.
Not yet, at least.
You want your book to be the best it can be, but this is bigger than just one book. You’re also establishing your reputation as a kidlit author, one whom readers will seek out for your latest release.
Because you know young readers are always looking for another chapter book series to devour, and middle grade continues to grow in popularity.
But if you publish a book riddled with typos and inconsistencies, you’re going to lose readers.
Your audience is waiting—but you have to be prepared.
No matter your genre, I can help you make your words shine.
By the time we’re done working together, you’ll
Big picture editing that looks at your manuscript as a whole. Elements that will be reviewed include plot, characterization, and dialogue. You will receive an editorial letter with recommendations to improve the manuscript. You may also receive suggestions to change, delete, or rewrite sections of the story. Please note that this type of editing does not look for errors at the paragraph, sentence, or word levels, and the manuscript will still need further editing.
An editing pass that combines line editing and copyediting. Line editing focuses on improving the readability and flow of your story. Copyediting looks at your text at the sentence level and includes the following:
Some paragraphs or sentences may be tightened up or revised for clarity and/or consistency.
Whether you’re looking to self-publish or query agents, I can help you get your book ready for what comes next.
Fill out the contact form and receive the author questionnaire in your inbox.
Complete the questionnaire and submit your manuscript. You’ll receive your customized proposal within two business days.
Sign your contract, pay the deposit, and start writing your next book.
You want your book to capture your readers’ attention for its carefully crafted story and engaging characters.
You want them to be lost in your story as they wonder what happens next.
And sure, you could rely on critique partners and friends and family. But doesn’t your book deserve better than that?
It’s time to give your eyes (and brain!) a rest.
Let’s get started—together.