New Services Offered

Hey Folks,

Very short post today.

I’ve been a copyeditor for almost 40 years. The per-word fee for that service depends on your manuscript and how well it’s put together. If you’re interested in my copyediting service, you can find everything you need to know at

But not everybody wants a copyedit. Many writers want only a critique of their work.

I never used to offer critiques separate of a copyedit, but now I do.

By the way, I’m not only a copyeditor. I’m also a professional fiction writer. Since April 2014, I’ve written 34 novels, 5 novellas, and almost 200 short stories. Now you can benefit directly from my practice and my knowledge.

Free of Charge—For a limited time, I’ll provide a written critique of the first 500 words of your short story, novella or novel, free of charge. This will be an honest critique intended to help you grow in the craft of writing. The critique consists of instruction and recommendations on your specific story opening.

To take advantage of this offer, email me at In an attached Word document, send the full manuscript or just the first 500 words. I’ll do the critique and get it back to you ASAP.

Other Critique Services

First Chapter or Short Story Critique (fiction, up to 3000 words) $50, payable in advance

This consists of instruction and recommendations on your specific scene and chapter openings, how to pull the reader into the story and keep him there, use of character names, and a great deal more. Send the full document via email as a Word attachment. I’ll return to you the same document with my imbedded comments.

Proofreading (fiction or nonfiction, any length, 3/4 of one cent [.0075] per word, payable in advance)

Proofreading includes…

▪ punctuation, spelling and wrong-word usage
▪ consistency issues: hyphenation, numbers, capitalization, character names and clothing, scene details, etc.

Note: This is not an edit. I correct only what’s listed above and only if it needs to be corrected. I’ll make few, if any, comments.

Send the full manuscript via email as a Word attachment. I’ll conduct a word count and let you know the fee. I’ll return two copies to you, the original showing all corrections and a “clean” copy with all corrections applied.

If I can help you in any way, please let me know.