Happy NaNoWriMo! I’d love to help you win big, so I’m offering special pricing for editing packages all month. I’ll edit your current manuscript, leaving you free and clear to focus on meeting your writing goals for your new novel. Special Pricing covers projects booked and received by November 30, 2017.

Specializing in Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Thrillers

I frequently miss my subway stop because I’m so engrossed in what I’m reading. I struggle to get up in the morning because of one-more-chapter syndrome. As a former teacher, though, I know that many readers don’t engage easily with books, it takes something exceptional to draw them in and keep their attention. And as a reviewer of middle grade and young adult books and thrillers, I know that many books with a great premise don’t live up to their potential. That’s why I’m an editor today. I work as a reader’s advocate and a writer’s partner to help shape your manuscript into something readers can’t put down and can’t wait to recommend to their friends.

Scroll down for a more detailed explanation of my fiction editing packages. I will edit a two page sample for free to ensure that we work together compatibly. Once I’ve seen and edited a sample, I can provide you with a quote.

Quick Critique/Beta Read  NaNoWriMo special price $250*

  • complete read-through of manuscript with consideration of plot, pacing, character development, etc.
  • detailed letter outlining areas that are strong and areas that need work with suggestions of how work could be improved
  • margin notes: these are reader reactions from the first read through of the manuscript
  • may include a few line edits, especially for reader distractions or author tics
  • may include suggestions of resources, mentor texts, and links to help you with your revision or rewrite
  • up to ½ hour scheduled phone for questions or to talk through solutions

Developmental Edit   NaNoWriMo special price $600*

  • multiple reads of the manuscript with an eye to plot, character, consistency, pacing, and all the big picture parts of the story
  • detailed editorial letter outlining the main strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript with suggestions for fixes
  • notes throughout the manuscript using Track Changes comments feature to help you when you’re editing
  • up to one hour scheduled phone consultation for questions or to talk through solutions

Line Edit  NaNoWriMo special price $750*

  • detailed read of the manuscript with an eye to flow of the text, continuity, natural sounding dialogue. For children’s books this may include readability
  • one pass out loud to catch errors the eyes might not discern
  • detailed in-text edits in Track Changes
  • queries using Track Changes comments for continuity and other concerns
  • up to one hour scheduled phone consultation for questions or to talk through solutions

Author Coaching

I love to consult on manuscripts, and as an author I know that your needs don’t always fit in neat packages. I’m happy to consult or coach via phone, Skype, or email. I charge an hourly fee for this service.

* Prices based on a manuscript of 60,000 words. Contact me for a quote on a manuscript shorter than 30,000 words or longer than 60,000 words.

Contact me at sarah @ sarahmonsma . com for more information.