Here’s how I can help you with longer pieces:

 
 
 

FIRST LEVEL : REVIEW AND REVISE

All long pieces must start here. You may purchase LINE-BY-LINE and/or ONGOING COACHING in addition to, but not instead of, REVIEW AND REVISE.

You would be a great candidate for this service if:

  • You have a full draft of your dissertation, or your dissertation is complete and you would like to turn it into something else

  • You have received feedback on this manuscript that you are struggling to respond to and/or incorporate

  • You want to make your manuscript the best version of itself so you can shop it as ready-to-go to literary agents or academic presses

After you send me your draft and we have an initial phone consult about your goals and challenges, I get down to work.

In the editorical cover letter I write and the wrap-up phone conversation we have, here’s how I can help you with content and developmental editing:

  • I provide strategic feedback based on the specific project goals you have for a piece (e.g., publishing in a specific journal, accommodating a specific reviewer) as well as specific writing goals you have for yourself (e.g., reducing colloquial language or jargon use, articulating a clear argument, ).

  • I focus on the “30,000-foot view” (e.g., evaluation of argument and evidence effectiveness, organization, citation practice, style).

  • I provide a detailed plan for revision.

 

INCLUDED

Initial phone consult

Editorial cover letter

Wrap-up phone consult

advance notice

1 week

TIME TO COMPLETION

2-3 weeks

RATE

flat fee associated with manuscript length

 

SECOND LEVEL : LINE-BY-LINE

You may purchase LINE-BY-LINE in addition to, but not in place of, REVIEW AND REVISE.

If you feel as though guidance from the “30,000-foot view” is not enough, then you have the option to add line-editing and in-line commenting to your service package.

Here is how I can help you:

  • I provide direct, micro-level feedback at the paragraph and sentence level.

  • Reduce the amount of time you must spend on these micro-level edits and revisions.

  • I make my thought process clear on the page (or in the Word document Track Changes function, as it were) to help your thinking and writing moving forward.

 

INCLUDED

Electronic manuscript edited, revised, and commented on (in Word’s Track Changes)

advance notice

+ 1 week (in addition to Review and Revise)

TIME TO COMPLETION

+ 1-2 weeks (in addition to Review and Revise)

RATE

hourly

 

THIRD LEVEL : ONGOING COACHING

You may purchase ONGOING COACHING in addition to, but not in place of, REVIEW AND REVISE.

For those interested in a more dialogic, interactive, hands-on approach to an editor.

Here’s how I can help you:

  • I can answer questions and assuage concerns as you have them.

  • I can guide you through the revision process (and publication process, if you are so inclined).

  • Together we can develop plans of action for data collection, literature review restructuring, your path to publication, etc.

  • In one-on-one brainstorming sessions, we can solve problems, streamline your focus, and re-evaluate theoretical frameworks, among many other possibilities.

 

INCLUDED

ongoing writing and publication coaching and consulting throughout the project duration

advance notice

reasonable, but not much

TIME TO COMPLETION

project duration

RATE

hourly

 
 

Please note that amounts of time listed in “ADVANCED NOTICE” and “TIME TO COMPLETION” are subject to change for these and all other services.