Unsure if your plot makes sense? Worried about pacing? Have characters who don't yet feel "right"? These are challenges that all writers face, however, you do not have to face them alone. Having another person give feedback can make all the difference.
Why work together?
Sometimes all we need is another pair of eyes on our work, and another opinion is even better when it is given by another writer. But why me? I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction, seven published books, and have worked both as an IP developer and writer for Magic Leap and Weta Workshop. More importantly, I understand that this is your story and no one else's. We need more creativity in the world, and if I can help you find, hone, and share your voice, then I am as delighted as you.
What kind of feedback will you receive?
I provide story editing services in the somewhat unconventional format of video feedback tailored to your specific requests and needs. If desired, I will also provide a light grammatical edit. On occasion, especially for follow-up edits, I have also provided voice recordings.
Why video/audio feedback?
We're writers, so it stands to reason that we'd stick to the written word. And let's face it, a lot of us are also introverts! I am the same, however, I believe that something as precious as your story deserves the level of detail and attention that only the spoken word can provide. As humans (at least, I'm assuming you're human...) we rely so much on tone, which, try as we may, we cannot fully replicate on paper. For this reason, I prefer to have my writers see my face or at least hear my voice when I am providing feedback. There is less room for misinterpretation, more room for enthusiasm, and it also makes for a handy reference you can listen to/play whenever you like!
My rates vary based on the requirements for each project, so please don't hesitate to send me an email to get the conversation started. I work with writers of all levels and no project is too small or too large!
Just want to pick my brain?
If you aren't yet ready to have your work looked at and/or just want to pick the brain of an independent author of my background, I also offer consultations for $75 an hour (one phone call or potentially long voice recording if you send in your questions via email) in which I will share my knowledge and answer all questions to the best of my ability.