A 50-minute editorial consultation is a great choice for those who wish to dust off an old project but don’t know where to dive in, or are feeling blocked on a particular piece. An editorial consultation is also perfect for those who don’t yet have a manuscript ready for editing, but could use some advice on how to convert an idea into a book.
Everything you receive in an editorial consultation, plus a five-page review on material submitted to Elizabeth ahead of time. This is an excellent way to get an idea of how Elizabeth will approach your work.
A great way to try out manuscript editing if you haven’t before, a close edit of your first three chapters can help you get a better idea of how to advance the book overall.
Usually an extension of the first three chapters, partial manuscript editing involves the author and Elizabeth choosing a targeted section or sections of the manuscript that could benefit the most from a closer edit.
This is a cover-to-cover, full-scale edit of an entire manuscript. Certainly not for the faint of heart, the full edit can also be the most rewarding, allowing the author to understand what it takes to convert a manuscript into a book.
This is essentially a private lecture and Q&A session for your writers’ group. Members can either choose a subject ahead of time, or ask Elizabeth to suggest one. Topics might focus on a particular element of writing fiction (writing convincing dialogue or developing complex characters, for example), or might center around the operational aspects of writing a book, such as how to organize a longer work-in-progress or how to establish a realistic and sustainable writing practice. Maximum of 15 participants; minimum of 5.
*The range in pricing reflects the depth of editorial work required. Before work begins on a particular manuscript, Elizabeth will determine her rate and describe what it includes.
**$85/person for groups of 5-7; $75/person for groups of 8-10; $65/person for groups of 11-15