Whether you're on your first draft or your fifth, any manuscript can benefit from an editor's eye to help you realize where you are going right, and where you could use some more work. With more than twelve years experience working on children's books for major publishers, I can provide you an unbiased yet informed opinion on how to improve your work, whether it be middle-grade, YA, or a picture book. I can provide you detailed notes, as well as help you decide if the project you're working on is the right one for you, or if it is time to switch directions. I can counsel you on what you can do when you feel blocked and do not know how to go on. I have a firm grasp of the marketplace and the industry and can help you get one step closer to where you want to be, whether that is publication, potentially landing an agent, or simply writing something you love.
Writing is often such a solitary pursuit. It is so easy for writers to get so close to their work that they cannot be objective. I'm able to provide that objective opinion, as well as support along the way. As a writer it's easy to become discouraged, blocked, or unsure of yourself. Sometimes it helps to have someone in your corner, giving you feedback and rooting you on through the process. I can be that someone.
Agents, I love working with you, too! Sometimes you have too much on your plate to offer your clients the editorial feedback they might need. I can help lighten the load and provide your clients with guidance that will help you sell their manuscripts.