I offer manuscript consultation services to writers of full-length fiction in any genre.
In over 30 years of writing fiction, critiquing, and working with other authors, I've developed a strong sense of why some narratives hit the mark while others need further revision.
Like many authors, I partnered with a consulting editor for both of my novels, and both times the experience was instrumental in landing a book contract. Nothing compares to having a fresh, professional eye on your manuscript.
What does a consulting editor do? In a nutshell, a consulting editor provides a high-level review of your manuscript, pointing out key areas for improvement.
When is the right time for a manuscript consultation? When you've done one or more of the following:
- Workshopped the manuscript with an instructor and other writers
- Incorporated feedback from beta readers
- Revised and polished your manuscript
- Begun researching / planning an agent or publisher search
Client Scott Andrew says: "Cynthia's editorial eye is brilliant. Her vision as to my audience has been hugely helpful. At Muse & the Marketplace, the response to my pitch was universally received with enthusiasm. I now have several agents interested in reading my book."
If you'd like to discuss how I can help with your novel, please contact me.