ThunderProse – Editing Services

ThunderProse offers professional manuscript evaluation, editing, and copy-editing services! If you have a work of fiction, whether it be a short story, an assignment for your creative writing class, or a full-blown manuscript you truly believe could be the next best thing since Gone With The Wind or Fifty Shades of Grey, ThunderProse can strengthen weak or lackluster writing, tighten rambling or unfocused prose, help you resolve storyline or character inconsistencies, and improve your chances of getting your work published!

ThunderProse provides the following services…

 


 

Manuscript Evaluation

I will read your manuscript without altering a single word, but will provide a detailed critique, listing areas I feel should be improved, as well as offering solutions. Everything from suggestions regarding basic grammar and punctuation to advice on plotting, character development, etc. will be provided.

(Note: Price may vary depending on manuscript complexity, level of editing required, as well as requested turnaround time.)

Copy-editing

I will correct all punctuation, spelling, and problems with basic grammar. Additionally, should you want me to check for specific problems, please let me know.

(Note: Price may vary depending on manuscript complexity, level of editing required, as well as requested turnaround time.)

Content Editing

I will do all tasks included in the copy-editing section, as well as perform the following…

– Rewrite sentences or rearrange paragraphs to clarify meaning
– Remove extra verbiage, including redundancies
– Replace a weak, passive voice with a strong, non-passive voice where applicable
– Replace weak adverbs with stronger, more telling verbs
– Detail all storyline inconsistencies as well as offer suggestions at the appropriate places in the manuscript on how to fix them
– Sharpen dialogue passages
– Detail problems and offer suggestions regarding everything from character development, story pacing, narrative passages, flashbacks, etc.
– Replace overused words, phrases, or actions with proper alternatives
– Fix paragraph and sentence weaving problems, as well as paragraph density problems
– Remove all unnecessary italics
– Alter, when possible, all confusing shifts in POV (Point Of View) and, if impossible to alter without a major rewrite, suggest ways to fix the problems
– Make suggestions regarding the “show don’t tell” rule should I discover problems
– Offer suggestions regarding ways to maintain tension, add drama, tie up loose endings, etc.

(Note: Price may vary depending on manuscript complexity, level of editing required, as well as requested turnaround time.)

Query Letter Editing/Writing

ThunderProse will edit those important query letters to agents and publishing houses, or even write one for you.

(Note: Price may vary depending on level of editing required, as well as requested turnaround time.)

Synopsis Editing/Writing

ThunderProse will edit/copy-edit the “dreaded” book synopsis, or even write one for you. If the latter is preferable, I will read your entire manuscript (at additional cost – see “Manuscript Evaluation” section above) and create the synopsis entirely from scratch.

(Note: Price may vary depending on manuscript complexity, level of editing required, as well as requested turnaround time.)

Ghostwriting

I will act as a ghostwriter for your manuscript. If you have a full story outline or a full synopsis, or perhaps a completed manuscript that is way too short in word count, and know you just don’t possess the writing mechanics needed to mold your idea into a full-fledged novel, let me take over. I will work closely with you throughout the entire writing process, create the dialogue, descriptions, even help with character development and plotting, etc. based on the amount of carte blanche you give me, generating for you a marketable product!

Please note: I will take on a ghostwriting project only if I feel the initial idea has merit, and only when a full story outline, synopsis, or manuscript draft is provided. In other words, sending a sentence stating, “I want to write a story about such and such,” is too vague. The story must be detailed in a formalized outline or a synopsis, or must have already been generally written from start to finish before I will even consider the project. Additionally, turnaround time needs to be generous (up to several months in length) for me to even consider a ghostwriting project, so please don’t request this service should you need a completed product in a matter of weeks.

(Note: Price may vary depending on manuscript complexity, required manuscript length, genre, necessary story research, as well as requested turnaround time.)

 


 

If you feel any of my various editing services are right for you, please visit my ThunderPrices page for basic cost information, then email me with details regarding the type of “product” you require, and I will provide price quotes and we can work out a deadline.

Happy writing!

 

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