Once you're ready to send your work out to an agent, you'll need to put together a query package. Most agents require the first three chapters, a cover letter and a single-page synopsis. (Chapters up to 10K words - above 10K, contact me for prices - synopsis may be single-spaced) My review will include line edits to your cover letter and synopsis and feedback on your chapters, including, but not limited to: impact, pace, character, suitability for reader age, sense-checking, exposition and style. If you're not sure about your readiness to query, you might consider a Draft Development package first.
Synopsis critique only. A full line edit of the synopsis, including suitability for reader age, plausibility and marketability of premise. (One page, single-spaced 2-point font - if you're struggling to fit your synopsis onto one page, get in touch - I can help with this too!)
Add on: follow up email and short review of synopsis/cover letter post reworking
If you've done as much as you can with self-editing, and made the most of critique partners or beta readers, you might be ready for feedback on your full manuscript.
This will be delivered as a review document and will cover all the main areas of novel editing, such as structure, character, style and voice, POV, plot, concept and anything else relevant or requested.
£8 per 1,000 words
Add on: follow up email to address any questions or ideas you may want to explore further
Got a few rough chapters, a plot outline or premise but not sure if you're on the right track? I can help you take your ideas to the next stage. Seeking assistance at the beginning of a novel's development can save a lot of time in editing later on.
Perhaps you have a few ideas but don't know which is the most commercial, or you think you're ready to query but want to make sure you have a believable plot. If you're the type of writer who appreciates a solid plan before you begin, a draft development package might be for you.
Prices start at £25 for a premise review, £50 for a plot outline review and £5 per thousand words for first-draft chapters. Feedback will be delivered via up to three email exchanges, to brainstorm ideas, concepts and ways to improve