I offer a collaborative edit.
I assist authors at any stage in their publishing journey. Maybe your outline needs a critique; I can help you brainstorm ideas, flesh out your characters, and navigate the challenges of completing your story. Chapter-by-chapter coaching ensures you make solid decisions from the beginning, saving time and headaches later. Avoid frustrating mistakes and instead lean on my firm understanding of storytelling techniques that sell, of what makes good writing good, and my wealth of resources and support to help you finish and publish your manuscript.
When penning a first draft, your objective is telling the story to yourself. From there, we can decide together on the scope of editing needed: from light copyediting to intensive structural editing or a hybrid of services in between. I aim to transform so-so stories into polished, unputdownable novels. This is accomplished through careful editing and a thoughtful, consistent, keen attention to detail—from the nature of your characters to the nature of your commas. I have fine-tuned my techniques to enhance your novel, exposing missed opportunities and your own gems that are often buried.
You deserve a personalized edit that enriches your story and engages your readers—not an edit that feels rushed or incomplete, invades your individual style, or worse, changes your message. Always maintain your artistic integrity. Know the “rules” of modern fiction, and know when to break them. Writing is a lonely endeavor. Editing is a necessary, creative, rewarding challenge that calls for a true collaborative partner.
My services are tailored to fit your needs. They include:
Minimum 5 hours
Let’s collaborate via Zoom/phone calls and email correspondence. I can also meet face to face in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.
The scope of book coaching often includes, as needed: full manuscript evaluations, chapter-by-chapter critiques, brainstorming sessions to hash out ideas and wrestle problems, hands-on tutoring and mini workshops, outline and blurb critiques, the how-to resources and publishing insights specific to helping you achieve your goals, and if possible, face-to-face meetings in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. With enduring warmth, knowledge, and passion, I will support and guide your efforts from any place in your writing journey.
Need me at-the-ready for a long-term project? Ask about a monthly retainer model.
A detailed 2-page editorial report is included with book editing services. Two 35-minute Zoom/phone calls are also included. Let’s grab a coffee or lunch! Calls can be substituted for face-to-face meetings in Dallas-Ft. Worth.
Traditional Editing: 0.025-0.035 per word
Substantive Editing: 0.040-0.050 per word
Proofreading: 0.0125 per word
Performed by a trusted partner after editing is complete.
Poems, Shorts, and Children’s Stories
Includes editing your author bio and story blurb.
Personal Marketing Strategy for Professional Authors
Of the dozens of reasons you started writing a book, getting your story to market is probably up there in the top 3. Maybe you delight in entertaining, moving, and inspiring readers. Maybe it could be your new full-time job. Together we’ve hammered out the critical details and polished your syntax to an unputdownable shine. Now it’s time to propel your story. I offer two marketing support packages to boost your book’s visibility and ignite reader interest in you and your platform.
Both packages include one hour of marketing consultation. Together we’ll develop a strategy that’s transparent, specific, and personalized for your book and your goals. Prices shown include the cost of ads.
The Spitfire: $300
Expected Reach: 5,000 readers
The Marauder: $1500
Expected Reach: 30,000 readers
The Marauder includes a 30-minute live interview. If you wish to remain anonymous, we can show a photo of your book’s cover instead of your face during the interview, but do let your voice be heard. We can pre-record the interview if you prefer.
Marketing support is available to coaching and editing clients only.
Contact me with any questions.
We lose ourselves in books. We find ourselves there too.
Michelle Morgan offers a publishing-house quality service with a personal touch, so you’ll #LoveYourManuscript.