Are you ready to have a professionally-edited manuscript to enhance your platform?
A healing story to serve the world?
Manuscript Critique + Editing Package
In an age when it’s easy to publish quickly, it’s more important than ever to publish well.
Most editing services charge separately for line-editing, copy-editing, and developmental critique. The Writing Cycle’s signature manuscript service does both: I improve the smallest details while zeroing in on what your writing ultimately wants to say. As editor, I elevate the quality of your book as a whole: not merely its market potential or grammatical correctness. As a writer, my pleasure comes from enhancing artistry present on the page.
Who can benefit from manuscript editing?
There are dozens of editors rallying authors toward publication. Few are classically-trained, prize-winning artists themselves; fewer still have taught writing workshops at colleges and conferences around the globe. Likewise, critique groups require you spend precious time reading and responding to dozens of manuscripts only to receive dozens of subjective or conflicting opinions on your own. When working with me, you receive decisive direction from one person: your editor. And your only job is to take advice that resonates with your vision for your book. I have edited books published with big houses, small presses, and self-publishers, and understand what readers want.
When editing, I play the perfectionist (so you don’t have to), while holding in mind big-picture opportunities for each draft. I never take on more than one manuscript per month to ensure I hold exclusive space for your story in my thoughts throughout the time we work together.
My sphere of genius includes helping fearful writers develop fearless narratives around trauma healing, along with assisting professionals in the realms of psychology, spirituality, and personal growth birth resonant books that enhance their platforms.
Prices are set at industry-standard rates. A 50% retainer is due prior to the start of all book-length services to reserve time in my calendar. The balance is due upon receipt of your edited manuscript and evaluation letter. Full payment is required up front for stories/excerpts/queries/openings. Please allow one month for completion of book-length projects; shorter projects can usually be turned around quickly.
BENEFITS & BONUSES
Big-Picture Developmental Critique
Line-editing for GMP
Free Query Letter or Pitch
60-min Zoom Consult
Free Author Marketing Strategies
“In workshops at the University of Arizona, and afterwards, as Carol has continued to read my work in draft, I have found her perceptions and comments regarding my work to be razor sharp, delivered with great good will and with humor, and cutting to the heart of the matter. Both as a reader and as a writer, Carol is exceptional.“
— Daniyal Mueenuddin, author of National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize Finalist In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
“I have worked with Carol in both group and one-on-one settings. I came to her to critique my novel because she is imaginative, thoughtful, and humane. You can trust your prose to her; she’ll make it better in ways you will understand and enjoy.”
–Sheila Grinell, author of Appetite
“Carol knows how to help writers find and then shape the essential in their work. She understands what makes a good story. Her talent for narrative structure shows in her manuscript critiques and editing, her teaching and her own work, which she approaches with intelligence and humor.”
– Corey Campbell, Author & Creative Writing Program Manager
at Arizona State Univeristy
“Carol’s experience in the field and her use of effective teaching tools provided me the confidence and skills to take my concept/idea and turn it into a legitimate novel. Her instructions, suggestions, concepts and advice are clear and on point, providing the framework to successfully approach my writing project. Carol is an amazing consultant and an incredible talent.”