"The first draft reveals the art; revision reveals the artist." –Michael Lee, Author
Taking your writing to the next level is as easy and as hard as having a first draft. But what happens after you finally type a writer’s most coveted words—“THE END”—on the last page of your manuscript?
At Chrysalis Editorial, we believe every project has the potential to be taken to the next stage. Whether you have short fiction or creative non-fiction you’d like published in literary journals, or you want to grab the attention of a literary agent or independent publisher, our editors are here to lend their expertise, give a critical eye, and provide logistical next steps for your project goals.
From creative writing coaching to manuscript critiquing to guidance on how to get published and everything in between, we can work with you every step of the way to make sure your work lands in the right hands at the right time.
Our editors have worked as reporters, ghostwriters, writing coaches, and agents. Our breadth of experience within the publishing world puts us in a unique position to offer unparalleled guidance. Most editing companies operate in one of two ways: either a large pool of editors being plucked and matched with writers through a middleman, or a one-person-show juggling multiple projects at once. At Chrysalis, we believe each writer deserves a close, collaborative relationship with their editor, and it’s what we’re most proud to offer our clients.
So, whether you’ve just finished your first piece of writing or your tenth, tell us how we can help make your writing dreams a reality.
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"Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings." –Stephen King
Praise for Chrysalis Editorial
I'd been rejected by dozens of publishers and agents before I sought out Chrysalis Editorial. I talked to Herta Feely about my goal of transforming a master's thesis studying short-term rentals like Airbnb into a book dissecting the current housing landscape. Very quickly, I had one thought: I wish I'd found Herta sooner.
Herta's expertise regarding the publishing process was incredibly helpful for a first-time author like me. She edited my proposal and first chapters, offering critiques and alternatives for getting the message across. She was inquisitive, insightful, and honest. And, most importantly, she was right. With her help and at a very reasonable rate, I now have a contract with a publisher! Not to mention a better understanding of this process for the future. Thank you, Herta and Chrysalis! - Brendan O'Brien, Author, Dog Eat Dog: Why Housing is Unaffordable and How We Can Change it, Publisher: Chicago Review Press (due out in 2023)