Author Services

Author Services
With a 20+ years of professional, academic, and fiction writing under my belt plus a 10-year history of editing for gaming companies and author manuscripts, I strive to take an author’s vision or gaming product to marketable heights through thorough editing and constructive feedback.

Pitch Critiques are offered to help you craft one golden pitch from however many versions or drafts it takes. Twitter-length pitches cost $10 each to craft, and pitches up to 50 words cost $25.

Query Critiques are offered at $35 for one pass, $10 for each additional pass.

Synopsis Critiques are offered at $45 for one pass, $10 for each additional pass.

Standard Query + Synopsis Critique Package is available for $70, and each additional pass on the query or synopsis is $10.

Developmental Editing can be either brainstorming over the phone at an hourly rate or based on a reading of however many words you have for your current work-in-progress manuscript. The developmental assistance provided by this service includes analysis of what’s completed/written for the project’s inciting elements plus brainstorming how to find the path to the climax and denouement. If you have a completed work and would like feedback on what’s working or not in the project, I call that service a Manuscript Evaluation.

Manuscript Evaluations (professional critiques) assess completed manuscripts (or partials thereof) based on a SWOT Analysis, looking at the strengths and weaknesses of an author’s writing and voice plus opportunities for and threats to the manuscript in the greater market, whether the author plans to self-publish or seek traditional publishing. These evaluations include some in-text commentary, end-of-chapter feedback, and a minimum of one page of analysis per each 50,000 words of the manuscript (or portion thereof) I critique.

Line-Editing is available for authors, but I only recommend this service if authors have put their manuscripts through several rounds of revisions and received feedback from several beta readers or a few freelance editors/critique partners.

Copyediting and Proofreading services are also available for authors/companies.

 

Services

  • Submission Item Critiques
  • Developmental Editing
  • Manuscript Evaluations (Critiques)
  • Line-Editing
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading

Age Categories

  • Adult
  • New Adult
  • Young Adult
  • Middle Grade
  • Chapter Book
  • Picture Book

Fiction Genres

  • Adventure
  • Contemporary
  • Dystopian
  • Erotica
  • Fantasy
  • Historical
  • Horror
  • Mystery
  • Paranormal
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Steampunk
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • Urban Fantasy

Nonfiction

  • Academic
  • Business Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Instructional
  • Magazine Content

Contact me via email with your first 1,000 words to gingerpenedits@gmail.com for a free quote on your edit of choice!

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