Aside from manuscript development and revision workshops, we offer additional editing & coaching services based on the same Amherst Writers & Artists method used in workshops.
Manuscript editing Each manuscript is given feedback in summary form focusing on what’s working, what is strong, where there are challenges, and structural improvement possibilities. Additionally, the writer will receive in-line and/or hard copy edits that offer suggestions for consistent voice, chronological development, places where writing can be expanded or cut, and a general “clean up.” The focus is on what questions you have for your project and where you see challenges.
Arrangements can be made to meet before beginning the editorial relationship, and Jennifer can also conference with the writer about the review and offer revision strategies for the next draft. (Private coaching above.)
For pieces 4,000 words or less, the basic rate is $45. All manuscripts should be sent typed, doubled spaced pages in 12 point font, Times New Roman as a .doc attachment. For novella or novel length works, writers should send a 4,000 word sample, and Jennifer will review these pages for $40 and offer comments. You will receive a quote for the total word count after the initial review.
Private coaching/consultation Consultations are $55 an hour. Jennifer can consult with you - with or without editing your manuscript - in order for you to gain clarity and direction about your project. Zero in on the elements of fiction and memoir, and I will offer prompts and strategies to keep you focused. This can be done on the phone or in person. Consultations can be connected with manuscript editing.