Editorial Services

For more information on Labelle’s Writing on the Wall’s Editorial Services, click on the links provided.

Manuscript Evaluation Report:  An expert’s opinion on your manuscript’s marketability, strengths, and weaknesses.

Substantive/Developmental Editing:  A professional critique of the big picture elements in your story (plot, character, dialogue, and craft) and suggestions on how to strengthen your writing. This service does NOT include copyediting.

Writing Coaching Packages: Editors and writing coaches are sometimes called book doctors because we help writers “heal” issues in their manuscripts. I kept this in mind when I put together packages for smaller services writers might need like: knowing characters inside and out, preparing contest submissions, plotting/outlining, deciding where to start the story, and fixing up the beginning.

Fiction Writing Coaching: Need help with writer’s block?  Want to talk through a scene?  Prefer to edit one chapter at a time?  Want to perfect a chapter before you move on to the next?  As your writing coach, I can help you with these things.  The one-on-one personal relationship built between writer and coach helps develop the writer’s confidence as well as his writing.

Query Letter and Synopsis Critiques: Need help with your query letter or synopsis? Take a look at my packages and single services.

GMC (Goals, Motivations, Conflicts) Critique: Are GMCs giving you a headache? Let’s work on them together. This service includes three critiques (by me) and two revisions (by you).

Other Editorial Services: Editing an author’s bio, website, and contest entries are a few other editorial services available.

Writing Classes: All classes are taught via e-mail as private classes. Some classes may occasionally be offered as a group class. Click the link or the classes tab for details.

Free Substantive/Developmental Sample Edit: The perfect way to experience this service without obligation.