What I Offer

I help writers shape proposals and prepare manuscripts for publication. The work can be a full-length book or something much smaller, such as a personal essay or a reported piece. A menu of services in detail:

A more in-depth look at the manuscript, about 1500 words, addressing structure, content and writing, with specific suggestions for making improvements. 

An  overview letter, 600 or so words, indicating what’s working an what needs to be fixed (and some indication of how to go about it).


Manuscript evaluation


Intensive line edit

All of service #2 plus a rigorous line edit.


Manuscript critique


Drafting a proposal or query letter

Hands-on help to make a good first impression as a writer.

My areas of particular expertise and interest are: women’s issues; personal essays/memoirs; self-help/personal service, particularly money and health; popular culture; women’s fiction; historical fiction.  While I’m happy to suggest possible publication venues when appropriate, I can’t actually place a book or a piece you’ve written.

Rates available upon request.