TO GET THE WORDS RIGHT EDITING AND COACHING SERVICES
Hemingway rewrote the ending to A Farewell to Arms over 38 times “to get the words right.“
NOTE: After 10 years of not raising my rates, I will be raising my rates starting August 1. In lieu of this change, and in gratitude for the thousands of clients I have worked with since 2004, I will be offering an opportunity to pre-pay for future services at the current rate of $20 per 1000 words ($5 per 250-word page)–Stay tuned!
August 1, 2020 new rates:
For manuscripts under 3000 words, I will be offering set rates of:
up to 1000 words: $25
1001-2000 words: $50
2001-3000 words: $75
3000+ words: $6.25 per 250-word page
Thank you for continuing to trust me with your work!
Revision is the most important part of the writing process. As serious writers, you know the muse is fickle. It’s through the editing process that we begin to refine and
sculpt our messages. We also know that there comes a point when we’re no longer good judges of our manuscripts—we can no longer look at them with fresh perspectives. Enter that crucial element—a good editor. I will provide the extra set of professional eyes your work deserves. I will give you both honest feedback and encouragement. After all, we write for an audience. Make sure your writing is saying what you want it to say.
Manuscript Edits include either high-level edits or big-picture read-through and cost varies by type of edits and length of manuscript. Use the form below to chat with me about your manuscript.
Whether you are looking for writing instruction, creative feedback, or accountability and motivation, a writing coach can be a very efficient way to light a fire under you and your work. I bring my 16 years of editorial experience and 11 years as an academic professor in together with my encouraging yet focused one-on-one coaching style, personalized to help you get the specific kind of support you need. Can include edits and/or creative feedback, phone consultations, and deadlines for those who like them.
Please contact me using the form below to talk about your work and how I might be able to help!
“It was a pleasure working with Nancy on my manuscript. She provided professional, insightful services, and truly has a bead on the reader’s perspectives and interests. She has a knack for allowing the author to stay true to the spirit of their work in a way that it can be enjoyed by the widest audience base possible. Stop your search—you’ve found your editor.”
Carl Arbogast, The Sand Squids
Please feel free to email me with questions.
Please include a brief description of the project, manuscript length, your timelines (if any), type of editing or particular concerns, and any other information you think might be helpful.
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Nancy has worked as a freelance editor since 2004, helping hundreds of authors from 5 continents bring their manuscripts to fruition. She is the creator and founder of To Get The Words Right Manuscript Services, the co-founder of Flash Fiction Retreats with Kathy Fish and Nancy Stohlman, and is currently a writing professor at the University of Colorado Boulder.
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