editing package just for writers


All good writers write [shitty first drafts]. This is how they end up with good second drafts and terrific third drafts. ~ Anne Lamott in Bird by Bird


You’ve worked hard to get to this stage. A fair amount of sweat (and possibly tears) have gone into your project or book manuscript.

Maybe you’ve got a decent first draft—a monumental achievement. You might even have a really good second draft.

So what’s the next step to terrific?

A terrific editor.


If you’re wondering whether or not you need an editor, the answer is YES.

The fact is, it’s pretty much humanly impossible to edit your Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 3.04.15 PMown stuff – even if you’re an editor. (Trust me – I’ve tried.)

Because while we’re busy getting down our drafts, we develop myopia for our own style, content and message. Plus, editing as we go along—especially in the early stages—can often kill our creative juices.

Keeping your creative process flowing is where I come in. I can tell you what’s working great, what needs work, and what should be retired (or recycled into your next project).

But how do you know exactly what level of editing you need, and who you can trust with your manuscript?

A great place to start is my Second Draft introductory editing package.

Here’s how it works:

You send me the first thirty pages of your project or manuscript. And for $250, here’s what you’ll get in return:

  • A thumbs up for everything that works.
  • A supportive detailed line edit of items that could be clarified, fleshed out, deleted or revised.
  • A written overview of general suggestions on structure, format and theme.
  • A one-hour follow-up phone consultation to review edits and answer questions.
  • A 15% discount on my standard rate for future editing.


custom introductory packages also available – contact me for a free consultation


Easy reading is damn hard writing ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne