Hi, I’m a developmental (or story) editor and book coach with a background as a story analyst in Hollywood which means that I was deep in the trenches of making decisions very quickly about your chops as a writer and whether your premise is truly unique and cinematic. Now I primarily work with creative and nonfic manuscripts and believe me you, my experience in the entertainment business has given me a very finely tuned sense of whether or not a premise is engaging and original and if it isn’t, approaches to making it so.
I provide manuscript evaluations, beta reads, substantive (or line) editing and developmental editing for works-in-progress. I’m also a published writer and essayist so I feel your pain but I also make sure that in respectful, insightful ways I make sure that your manuscript is better after we’ve worked together on it and that you are a better writer for the experience. I also help craft pitches and queries and scout agents for you.