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Manuscript Development

Your work is ready for an audience, and you need a trusted partner to get you across the finish line. Through manuscript development, I provide an in-depth read of your project for developmental and revision opportunities and work with you to ensure everything you’ve already worked so hard on exceeds your own expectations.  This type of review is best suited for those writing academic theses, poetry, nonfiction, memoir, fiction, or hybrid collections.

Developmental Edits Includes

  • Manuscript evaluation on theme, plot, tone/voice, and quality of prose
  • Insight on ordering, titling, and sectioning tailored to your wishes for the book
  • 3-4 page written analysis or audio recording detailing the analysis 
  • Brief suggestions on book positioning for promotion and publication venues
  • Up to 3 pages of careful and thoughtful line edits

Advanced Edit Option

For writers looking for an even deeper level of manuscript evaluation and developmental support, an Advanced Manuscript Edit includes all of the above plus supportive formatting, copyediting/line editing, and in-margin comments to address inconsistencies and challenge the point of view to enhance the argument and plot.

For those in the early to mid-stages of their writing, or who are looking for additional content and support, please review the Writing Coaching Services, Content Creation & Copyediting, or Professional Pursuits pages.


Developmental Manuscript Edit

Articles/Chapbooks up to 30 pages | $325 

Mid-sized manuscripts up to 75 pages |$625

Manuscripts over 75 pages contact for quote.

Advanced Edit 

Articles/Chapbooks up to 30 pages | $485

Mid-sized manuscripts up to 75 pages |$935

Manuscripts over 75 pages contact for quote.


This service provides writing support on projects up to 6 pages. Includes line edits and feedback on each page. 


Work Trade

Occasionally, I provide manuscript development through work trade, where I provide developmental manuscript services in exchange for an agreed upon reduced fee + research/business support for The Write Magick. 

This offering is limited and priority is given to writers working on their first manuscript and low wage-earners.


I sincerely appreciated Sheila’s time and insights which were even more thorough than I had anticipated.


Manuscript Mentorship Client

Sheila McMullin, my editor/writing coach, has helped me to bring my far-flung poem babies home and organize them into a real book worthy of presenting to publishers, patiently teaching me the technology along the way.



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