I’m no longer providing editing services because of time constraints, but I highly recommend two people who can help you:
Emily Ohanjanians – former Senior Editor at MIRA Books (HarperCollins).
I worked with Emily on four novels while she was a Senior Editor at HarperCollins; bestsellers Sister Dear, You Will Remember Me, and Never Coming Home, and the as yet untitled book for 2023. While receiving a developmental edits letter makes some authors dive under the covers, with Emily the entire experience from pitch to publication was a complete joy. Her insight, depth of knowledge and publishing expertise are incredible. She pinpoints exactly what’s lacking, what should be cut or further expanded, and helps you successfully navigate what could otherwise be stressful terrain. All this combined with her gentle approach and terrific communication skills turned our collaboration into a true partnership. Working with Emily was of massive benefit to my writing career. If you’re looking for someone who’ll help you get the very best out of your manuscripts and take them to another level, contact Emily here: https://www.emilyohanjanians.com/
Michelle Meade – former Associate Editor at MIRA Books (HarperCollins)
I worked with Michelle on my second and third novels, The Neighbors and Her Secret Son, which Michelle acquired in her Associate Editor role at HarperCollins. Insightful, whip-smart, highly imaginative and with stellar communication skills, Michelle is a dream editor who knows exactly how to make you get the best out of your manuscript. Collaborating with was a highlight of my early writing career, and I recommend her services without hesitation or reservation. If you want your story to shine and stand out from the rest, contact Michelle here: https://michellemeadereads.com/
How do you eat an elephant? Or rather, how do you go about plotting a 90,000 word / 300 page story? Let me show you and your group in a virtual or in-person workshop. Other workshops, such as the importance of writing snappy dialogue and how to do it, or how to get published and how the industry works are also available. Day and evening sessions offered. Please contact me for pricing and details.