General policies genres considered I am a fiction editor, so please do not send me nonfiction articles, manuscripts, or memoirs. Of the following genres, I work in middle grade, young adult, new adult, and adult. I am willing to consider select picture book or chapter book projects. Discounts FAQs Q: BUT JESS! Can’t I just […]
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Developmental A developmental edit includes reading and assessing your materials in light of your goals, then suggesting methods, techniques, and possible changes to elevate your work to better match your vision. This level of edits is best for projects in their early drafts before undertaking revisions, or for projects that have been through multiple revisions […]
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As a writing coach, my goal is to help you find your clearest voice and strongest story. My role, as I see it, is to act as a tutor and a sounding board as well as a nurse for each client’s writing health for their project and their process. Writing often forces us to face […]
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(pulled from a note to a CP) My main focus for vocal depth is finding places that need a boost to elevate the prose from (blocking and action) to “literature.” Not just facts, but poetry. The first layer is “What’s a cooler/more interesting way to X…?” Second layer is “What’s a way to tie this […]
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Quick and dirty trick is REGULARLY pair a show with a tell, to clue the reader into why and what XYZ means.
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This is REALLY helpful if you’re ND like me, and your/your characters’ reasons for doing things aren’t the same as neurotypical people/characters expect.
Borrow from these rules when you’re certain they improve your story, but guard your voice against them taking control.
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I want to do my best to share this information so no one (with my privilege or fixation) misses out on all your story can be.
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Books are magic, and writers are wizards, and some spells do their work over time, space, and inside readers’ beings. None of this is easily or tritely quantifiable.
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Check her out, then support and adore her brilliance with me! https://lisellesambury.ca/
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It’s emotionally risky, this writing business, so please respect your time, protect your energy, and cherish those CPs you hope to keep.
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