Words that paint pictures. Pictures that tell stories. Stories that change hearts.

Editing, Proofreading, Critiquing Services:

My goal in working with you on your manuscript is to provide feedback that will not only make your story better but will also provide explanations and suggestions so that you can learn how to apply these suggestions to your future writing.

In other words, I don't just fix your work; I show you how to write better.

I facilitate a critique group, and I have judged in a number of contests including ACFW First Impressions, Genesis, and Carol Awards. In addition, I recently taught an ACFW online course on Subplots That Won't Sink Your Story.

If you need editing, proofreading, or critiquing services for projects of any length, I am available.

For book-length projects, I offer a free sample of my work by proofing either the first three pages of a full-length synopsis or the first ten pages of the first chapter. The choice is yours. Then I will provide an estimate. In the sample, I may ask questions; mention similar books or plots; and make comments.

When I return the synopsis or chapter, I’ll include an estimate of the cost to critique the entire project. My full critique will generally include a market review for similar books; a genre review to ensure you’re writing to genre expectations; basic premise; plot points; character review; and overall story and character arc. Usually the synopsis is the best place to garner this information, but if you don’t have that, the first 3 chapters should suffice. By the end of the third chapter, character motivations and story direction should be fairly clear. A critique for a full synopsis will generally run $99 to $129, and for the manuscript itself (what you have written so far), depending on length, $150 to $250.

If you desire editing, I can also provide that service, and can include an estimate when I return the synopsis or chapter. My editing services are based on word count and condition of the writing. For example, a 50,000-word manuscript with minimal issues will be $500, while the same length with serious point of view issues will be $750.

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Ghostwriting Services: I am available to write your book for you. I will spell out the details of our agreement in a contract form; I will take whatever you have now, including journals, notes, research, or just an idea; and I will turn that into a book for you that will sound as if you wrote it yourself.

I write fiction and non-fiction, told from a Christian worldview with your choice of the level of overt Christianity.

I have written several work-for-hire books, working with the "author" and meeting all deadlines.

Contact me to discuss timelines, ideas, and costs.