A triple pass line edit using all Margie's techniques and some of my own including things like strong word choice, echo words, trimming, tightening, clarity, flow, tension, dialogue, body language, dialogue cues, scene set up, and hooking the reader at the beginning of each scene/chapter and leaving them wanting to turn the page at the end of each chapter.
I charge $3.50/page based on 12pt courier font, double spaced, standard page format with 1" margins, minimum 10 pages.
This way you can send just some pages, usually a chapter at a time and you can see how the edit works for you.
You can send your beginning, major turning points or trouble scenes whichever pages you feel need help.
And you can learn as we go, in which case, with next pages, I can go deeper and deeper with the edits as you send them.
I do have clients who have me edit their revisions, but I charge the same $3.50/page because it's still a triple pass edit and I go deeper and deeper into the edits, kind of like how revision works. 🙂
I work with beginners and novice writers. I'd love to help you make your pages New York Times Bestseller worthy.
Suzanne Purvis is a transplanted Canadian living in the Deep South, where she traded “eh” for “y’all.” An author of long, short, and flash fiction for both children and adults, she has won several awards including those sponsored by the University of Toronto, RWA, Bethlehem Writer’s Roundtable, and Women Who Write. You can find her work in print anthologies, magazines, ezines, and ebooks.
I really feel that we should receive an email with instructions on how things are going to go, where to upload or email or excerpt, expected timeline... I don't want to leave stars but I'm being forced to. I'm pretty sure you can choose not to publish it.
Anyway, when you buy something online you always get a confirmation and instructions, and I've received neither so far. Thanks.
My experience has been nothing less than STELLAR. She caught everything I didn't, and more! And every edit has helped me grow and learn. I'm so excited to dive into editing when I get her comments back, and it's really helped me see patterns emerging in my writing and find actionable ways to improve. Her workshops are awesome too!!
Suzanne is an amazing editor! Very thorough and she helps make your manuscript shine. I've learned so much working with her.