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I’m a published writer but could use some help with breaking into a new genre. Can you help me?

Yes. In fact, this description fits many of our clients. (We also have a lot of experience helping nonfiction writers make the jump to writing fiction.) Our owner and client services director Ross Browne can help you decide which service and approach will best facilitate your objective.  You can use our online contact form or call him directly at (520) 546-9992.

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What range of writing skill and experience do your clients have?

It’s hard to generalize about this, but most of our clients are writers who have taken a complete manuscript through at least a couple of revisions prior to submitting it to us and who have already made the effort to learn the basics of their craft. (Many clients are familiar with our book, Self-Editing for Fiction Writers.) While literary talent and/or a great concept can improve the chances of an untrained author’s creating something publishable, a one-on-one relationship with an […]

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I’m an experienced writer but just haven’t managed to get published. Can you help?

Yes. As an author, it’s often hard to distance yourself from your project and objectively consider its real strengths and weaknesses. That’s why having a professional editor evaluate your manuscript can make all the difference. You can test the waters with our introductory critique or request a full manuscript critique for a comprehensive diagnostic analysis.

At the very least we can probably tell you why you’re not having success and give you some honest feedback as to whether or not […]

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Do I get to work with an individual editor I can talk to and ask questions of?

Absolutely. When you submit a manuscript or screenplay, your work is carefully assigned to a specific editor based on several factors you can read about here.  This editor will be introduced to you before work begins and available directly once your feedback has been delivered.

You can request to work with a particular editor or let us suggest the best match for your work. All our services do include a session of follow-up phone or email consultation with your editor […]

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I’m just a beginner who needs some feedback. Can you help?

Certainly. If you’re an absolute novice, we recommend checking out our book, Self Editing for Fiction Writers, to educate yourself on some important points of style, mechanics, and storytelling craft. If your work is ready to share with others, a great starting point is our introductory critique. At $75 it’s our most affordable service, and the feedback can help guide your writing on the rest of the manuscript. If you want feedback on an entire project, some form of […]

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What if I disagree with your evaluation of my work?

It’s remarkable how seldom we encounter significant disagreement between author and editor. We always try to put our criticisms and suggestions in context and support them with specific examples. An author is of course under no obligation to follow a suggestion or to accept any criticism we make. We’re generous with our suggestions, careful to separate problem and solution, and we’re always open to discussion. Usually, a quick call or email with your editor is all it takes to sort out […]

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