I’ve had the honor of working with an abundance of talented writers (many of whom are now agented and/or published), both as a critique partner and as a Pitch Wars mentor. I love figuring out what is and isn’t working in a manuscript and conveying it in a way that helps another writer create the story they’ve envisioned. I especially love YA literature, but stories are stories, no matter the age category or genre.
I am now happy to offer freelance editing services!
Full Manuscript Critique: Feedback will focus on “big picture” elements, such as concept, plot, pacing, character development and arcs, voice, and use of language, and will include a detailed edit letter (approximately 2-5 pages), as well as comments within the manuscript (but not detailed, line-by-line editing or proofreading). $00.005 per word (For example, a 75,000 word manuscript would be $375.)
Query and First Chapter Package: This includes detailed line-by-line feedback on your query letter and first chapter (approximately ten pages in standard manuscript format), designed to ensure that you hook your reader with a clear and compelling letter and opening scene. A second pass on the query letter is also included. $35
First Fifty Page Critique: Feedback will include both “big picture” elements, such as concept, plot, pacing, character development and arcs, voice, and use of language, and also detailed line-by-line suggestions. I will provide an edit letter (approximately 2-5 pages), as well as comments and suggested edits within the manuscript (but not proofreading). $75
Contact: sgrayfosterwrites at gmail dot com – Please contact me to discuss or arrange a critique. I look forward to working with you!
Please note: While I will work hard to make your writing the best it can be, my services in no way guarantee an agent, publishing deal, or acceptance into any contest. Prices are subject to change.
Author Accelerator: I also offer editing and book coaching services through Author Accelerator. This innovative organization uses methods developed by editing guru Jennie Nash and Story Genius author, Lisa Cron, to help writers find the heart of their story and write that story effectively.
Please visit the Author Accelerator website for more information. If you would like to work with me as your editor/book coach, you can request me by name.