Aside from manuscript development and revision workshops, we offer additional editing & coaching services based on the same Amherst Writers & Artists method used in workshops. Jennifer Springsteen is the resident editor.
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.”
Arrangements can be made to meet before beginning the editorial relationship, and the Jennifer can also conference with the writer about the suggestions that were made and offer revision strategies for the next draft.
Jennifer can also consult with you - with or without editing your manuscript - in order for you to gain clarity and direction about your project. This can be done on the phone or better yet, in person. Consultations are $35 an hour.
For pieces 4,000 words or less, the basic rate is $40. If it is the first time we've worked together, you may send two typed, doubled spaced pages in 12 point font, Times New Roman as a .doc attachment. I will review and return with my comments so you get a feel of how I edit and if it makes sense for us to work together.
For novella or novel length works, I request writers send a 4,000 word sample from the middle of the work, and I will review these pages for $25 and offer my comments. I request those pages be typed, doubled spaced pages in 12 point font, Times New Roman as a .doc attachment. You will receive a quote for the total word count after the initial review.