Developmental Editing

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La Fin (Complet)

You’ve reached the end of your manuscript, and you cannot stop smiling.

And why should you? You’ve accomplished something millions have said they’ll do “one day when…”, yet never make the time for because of fear, doubt, lack of support- all of the reasons.

Pamper yourself with body oils, and butters, and scrubs. Sink into freshly clean sheets (the second best thing to finishing a novel) with tea, a binge-worthy series, and a chocolate-filled, flaky something. 

Inhale. Exhale. Be so damn proud of yourself.

Then get back to it.


Developmental Edit Checks

Now you need someone to help you tighten and prepare your manuscript for publication. You’ll need your full manuscript checked for:

  • Plot holes, inconsistencies, etc.

  • Believability of characters and the situations that wreck and rock them

  • Character development and story

  • Consistent writing style

  • Pacing that keeps the reader engaged instead of yawning and skimming through the middle

  • Unnecessary characters, prose, plot points

  • Overuse of words, gestures, and descriptions  

  • If your novel makes a reader feel something? Will it entertain and teach her. Will your reader care?

I remember my first developmental edit. I received a document with what worked and what didn’t, and a 30-minute call during which I barely broke the surface of all I wanted to discuss.

I needed more to write the book only I could write.

You need more to write the book only you can write.

You want in-depth, content line edits, and multiple opportunities to discuss feedback. Your book is your art, and your art deserves an intimate approach to becoming more than words on a page, but an extension of who you are shared with the world.

Your la Fin Complet Plan

  • We’ll divide your manuscript into smaller sections for content edit

  • Content line edits and response letters to your sections will provide gentle feedback

  • Bi-weekly Creative Soul Sessions via call or video chat to discuss feedback and brainstorm

  • Unlimited email access with up to 2 responses per week

  • Final debrief at the end of your edits to address any lingering concerns

La Fin (Complet): $32/1000 words

You’ve waited for the moment of reaching ‘The End’ long enough…and you’re almost there.

Your next step starts here. Apply below to set up a 20-minute introductory call.

 

La Fin (Petite)

If a detailed, in-depth developmental edit of your manuscript isn’t for you, La Fin Petite will give you the high-level feedback you need to prepare your book for publication.

Your manuscript will receive the same developmental edit checks for plot, style, believability, and making sure your reader cares about the heart and bones and soul of your character. You’ll get a letter from me (up to 10 pages) detailing what worked, what left me deep in my feelings, and where could use improvement.

We’ll follow that up with an hour-long call to get you hungry and ready to begin your next draft. You might need a few days to digest our conversation, so for two weeks post-call, feel free to email any additional questions.

La Fin (Petite) investment: $18/1000 words

You’re not here to throw just any words into publication. You’ve worked hard on your book. Damn hard. See it all the way through with a developmental edit, giving you a book you’re proud to put your name on.

A book you’re proud to read during intimate gatherings at your local bookstore. A book you’re proud to speak into the world: “I wrote this. And it’s amazing.”

Because it is- or, at least it’s going to be.

I’ll make sure of that.