Before I began building my list of clients as a literary agent, I worked as an academic editor, a teacher, and a freelance book editor. I also write fiction and have had three novels published under a pen name.

As an agent, I get many query letters each day. When a query stands out from the crowd because both the premise and writing are intriguing and make me want to keep reading, I’ll request the full manuscript. When I fall in love with a manuscript enough to offer to represent it, there are almost always elements that still need to be worked on before the manuscript is ready to submit to editors. I provide detailed feedback to my clients about the areas of their manuscripts that need to be addressed and improved on. I work with my clients to thoroughly edit each manuscript so it’s as good and as polished as it can be before it is submitted to publishers.


I also offer this service to editorial clients, for writers who are ready for informed, thorough feedback as they prepare to submit their work to industry professionals.


Query letter and first ten pages: Critique and edit

I'll offer feedback about how to improve and polish your query letter and the first ten pages of your manuscript. I'll make sure you're presenting a concise, well-constructed, error-free query letter. I'll offer suggestions about how to improve your pitch and the opening pages of your manuscript.

Clean, well-presented work stands out from the crowd. $120

Developmental edit

I'll read your manuscript, making comments throughout, using track changes. I'll comment on inconsistencies, problems with continuity, and other developmental and structural suggestions that arise. I'll provide a 1-2 page report highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of your book, including feedback on plot, pacing, structure, voice, style, and character development. I'll let you know what I think works and what needs attention. I'll offer my opinion about the marketability of your project.

Up to 80,000 words: $650; 80,000 to 110,000 words: $750

To find out more:

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Most of my time is dedicated to the work I do as a literary agent, so I can only take on select editorial projects.

I use PayPal. I ask for the first half up front and the second half when my editorial clients are 100% satisfied with the service.

Please note that the editorial services outlined on this page are separate to my services as a literary agent.

If you’d like to query me, click here.