Editing Services

Contact J.L. Slipak at: awritersconnection@msn.com
For payment link through Pay Pal.

Before sending manuscript:

Send me a brief synopsis and a letter of introduction via email. I will then determine if I can provide a service to you based on your synopsis, and my schedule.

Services:

Manuscript Review:

  • $2.50 Per Page
  • PAYMENT:  VIA PAYPAL
  • RECEIVE: 1-2 page review summary
  • Minimum 50 consecutive pages

MAILED:

  • 238 Westside Road
  • Port Colborne, Ontario
  • Canada     L3K 5K9
  • Attn: J.L. Slipak
    • WORK WILL NOT BE COMPLETED UNTIL PAYMENT IS PROCESSED, CONTACT ME FOR EMAIL

All documents:

  • MUST adhere to the professional manuscript formatting standards, which are:
    • 8.5 x 11 page size;
    • Double-spacing throughout, UNLESS for query letters, these are single-spaced.
    • 1-inch margins on top and bottom
    • 1.25-inch margins on left and right sides
    • Arial, Courier, or Times font
    • 12-point font size

Great if:

  • You’re looking for a professional critique for your manuscript;
  • You need feedback and recommendations on what to change and what to keep;
  • You want a clear idea of how to revise your manuscript;
  • You’re looking for comments on your manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses;
  • You want to receive comments on your plot, characterization, dialogue, and setting.
  • You have a nonfiction piece and are looking for suggestions on the focus, development, organization, clarity and visual elements (if applicable).
  • You’re seeking feedback on your proposed target market and audience.
  • You’re seeking a professional critique editor who will point out (but not correct for you) any consistent issues within your manuscript pertaining to grammar, mechanics, spelling, or style.

This Service Will Not:

  • Rewrite or revise for you
    • May provide an example of how to revise on your own.
  • Correct grammar, mechanics and spelling.
    • A reviewer will point out any patterns of surface-level error that may pose a significant problem for you.
  • Check and correct for style.
    • See Editing Services below.
  • Check facts/research.
  • Provide legal consultation.

Please format your work to meet these standards before completing your purchase to ensure you purchase the correct number of pages.

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EDITING SERVICES

  • $2.50 Per Page
  • PAYMENT:  VIA PAYPAL
  • RECEIVE: 1-2 page review summary
  • Minimum 50 consecutive pages

MAILED:

  • 238 Westside Road
  • Port Colborne, Ontario
  • Canada     L3K 5K9
  • Attn: J.L. Slipak
    • WORK WILL NOT BE COMPLETED UNTIL PAYMENT IS PROCESSED, CONTACT ME FOR EMAIL TO SEND FUNDS TO.

This will be a full developmental/copy edit, where the editor is giving notes on the effectiveness of your manuscript overall and a line by line and content edit. It is a lengthy review that analyzes the work at a high level and offers suggestions for revision. A printed copy of the manuscript is needed.

Great If:

  • You have written at least 150 pages of your manuscript;
  • You need an editor to give you a complete overview on the quality of your manuscript and (in the case of novels or novellas) your use of the elements of fiction;
  • You are looking for feedback on your manuscript before you query an editor or agent;
  • Your manuscript keeps getting rejected by agents or editors;

What You Will Get:

  1. Fiction writers will get a complete breakdown of their manuscript’s effectiveness in deploying the elements of fiction, along with recommendations for improvement where needed, broken into categories of premise, plot structure, pacing, characters, dialogue, emotion, description and setting/worldbuilding, voice, point of view, language choices, and use of genre elements (if applicable);
  2. Fiction writers will get for their manuscripts, a grammar, mechanics, and spelling check. A basic grammatical errors check and punctuation, capitalization, verb tense, spelling and sentence structure check. The Editor will point out any patterns of surface-level error that may pose a significant problem for your manuscript;
  3. The Editor will point out general and repetitive formatting errors throughout the manuscript;
  4. A discussion of the marketability of your work, including your target audience, as well as any elements that might prevent your work from being sold to that audience in its current form;
  5. A bulleted list of specific suggestions to take your work to the next level;
  6. For nonfiction, a breakdown of your prose style, theme, pacing, voice and tone, description and detail, structure and organization, and the thoroughness and authority of the argument or narrative, plus recommendations for improvement where needed.

Will Not Be Covered:

  • Rewrite or revise for you, except in the case of providing an example of how to revise on your own.
  • Correct citations.
  • Provide any fact-checking/review of research.
  • Provide legal advice/answers.

Format Requirements:

All documents:

  • MUST adhere to the professional manuscript formatting standards, which are:
    • 8.5 x 11 page size;
    • Double-spacing throughout, UNLESS for query letters, these are single-spaced.
    • 1-inch margins on top and bottom
    • 1.25-inch margins on left and right sides
    • Arial, Courier, or Times font
    • 12-point font size

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