In my time with Chrysalis Editorial I’ve enjoyed helping a variety of authors with their novels, short stories, & non-fiction projects. It’s always an interesting and gratifying process, and I often draw lessons and inspiration from our clients as well. My specialties are manuscript critiques, publishing advice, developmental editing, and query letter & book proposal writing. I’ve worked with authors in many genres, and I’m particularly interested in literary and commercial novels, science fiction/ speculative fiction, and YA or middle grade works.
My critiques are sensitive to the fact that an author is taking a big step in putting their work out there for review. But you won’t be coddled. I’ve found that writers appreciate an honest, constructive critique, and this helps them embrace the process of revision. It’s a great pleasure seeing writers improve their skills, gain confidence in their writing, and achieve their goals.