Story analysis and line editing services

To download the PDF descriptions of these services, please click here. Sarah has worked exclusively with award winning, internationally best selling authors Lizzy Ford and Julia Crane and recently decided to offer her services publicly.

Story analysis

What it is: Service includes a two-to-four page critique of your book (any length) and follow-up Q&A session. I’ll look at the story flow and development, character arcs, plot, etc., and write a comprehensive summary of where I think your story rocks – and also where it needs work, with ideas on how to reach your goals. Partial/incomplete, draft or final manuscripts are accepted. This is a strategic analysis, not an editing service!

Turn around time: one week. Slots are limited, and you can always request to reserve a specific week for any month in 2016 before we’re booked up.

Who benefits from this service:

  • first time authors
  • authors overwhelmed by the opinions of a billion different critique partners
  • authors experimenting with a new genre/subgenre

Pricing: $150, due upon booking.

Inquiries and/or to reserve a date: email

In-depth line editing

(Expedited options available)

What it is: In-depth line editing with the intent of polishing the manuscript before a final copyedit. This service is a deeper level edit than a typical line edit and includes content editing, where needed, and notes/suggestions on how to improve the character development, story arc, or other aspects of storytelling. Final copyedit is recommended after this in-depth line edit.

Who benefits from this service:

  • Self-published authors who take pride in a clean, coherent read and/or those who may have doubts about key elements of their story
  • Any authors seeking representation, who want to present a polished partial or full manuscript

Expedited service details: To expedite (with manuscripts returned in three to five days): add 50% to the price listed below. For projects needed in one to two days, double the price below and email to request availability. I have limited availability for one day service, and will have to check/clear my schedule to accommodate.

Pricing and turn around timeframes:

Three chapter special                      $199 (7 days)
(Perfect for those who want to submit a polished first three chapters to an agent or publisher)

Up to 45,000 words                          $499 (7 days)

45,001-70,000 words                         $699 (10 days)

70,001-90,000 words                         $999 (14 days)

90,001-110,000 words                       $1299 (20 days)

110,001+ words                               Email for pricing and availability

Payment terms and conditions: 50% deposit due upon booking. Remainder of the price is due at the start of the project. For rush projects – full price will be required upon booking. All fees to be paid via Paypal.

Please note: Once the project has begun, the initial deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel before the project begins, the deposit is fully refundable. 

Series discounts available. First book is full price and additional books in the series are 20% off.

For inquiries and/or to reserve a date: email