I’m available and experienced in many tasks, from providing editor services to writing newsletters to researching and fact checking. You can check out more details below, but don’t hesitate to contact me about other services not listed. To find out my rates and availability, email is email@example.com.
Novels Short Stories Academic Essays Creative Nonfiction Blogs Newsletters
Line Edits: I’ll check for spelling, grammar, formatting, and punctuation errors, as well as factual inconsistencies, awkward sentences, redundancies, and overall flow.
Developmental Edits: I’ll provide detailed feedback on all the elements of your writing: plot, characters, depth of research, tone, audience, etc. I’ll give a 2-3 page break down element by element, as well as page by page in-text feedback as I read.
Blogs, Newsletters, and More: I can write, proofread, edit, format, find and create images, utilize good SEO practices, or any combination of the above. Prices vary by length and research required.
Query Letter Critique: I’ll revise and provide feedback on your agent query letter for up to three rounds of revision.
First, 15 Pages Critique: Most agents will ask you to include the first five to fifteen pages as a sample when you query. I’ll provide both line and developmental edits on the first 15 pages of a manuscript for up to three rounds of revision.
Beta Read: I’ll provide general and honest feedback about what is and isn’t working in your manuscript. You’ll receive some in-text feedback and a 2 page summary of my thoughts.
Sensitivity Read: I can be a sensitivity reader for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, asthma, respiratory illnesses, postpartum depression, and invisible disability representation. You’ll receive relevant in-text comments and a two-page summary letter.
Manuscript Submissions Package: This includes the query letter critique, the first 15 pages critique, and a spreadsheet of 25 literary agents in your genre currently open to queries. Note that the query letter and first 15 page critiques include three rounds of revision.
I’m happy to provide samples of my past work.
Please email me for inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Content Writing Services
I write blogs, articles, how-tos, book promotional materials, and more. I’m familiar with SEO and can create custom images for pieces. Email me at email@example.com with specifics about your project, and I’ll respond with a rate. I’m also more than willing to share samples of my previous work.
Misc. Writer and Virtual Assistant Services
Here are some services I’ve provided in the past, but don’t hesitate to contact me with any other services you may need.
- WordPress media library maintenance
- Research topics
- Fact check
- Compile notes
- Transcribe recordings
- Pitch essays and ideas
- MailChimp maintenance
- Format blogs for SEO in WordPress
- Create social media and blog images
- Check and sort email
- Create and edit spreadsheets
- Create lists of literary agents to query
- Create lists of journals accepting short fiction and poetry
Margaret researched, composed and assembled a snappy, polished submissions package of my fiction and creative nonfiction writings and manuscript for magazines, competitions and literary agents. I hired Margaret because she’s professional, insightful and organized, and I’ve been pleased beyond belief with her work and the results. I continue to hire her because her work gets results! She’s both creative and logic-minded – a fantastic and hard-to-find combination. – Nina Adel, MA, MFA
Margaret is a thorough and dedicated editor who truly cares about the projects she takes on. She provides a keen eye for line edits, as well as feedback on large-scale developmental edits that truly strengthened my work. I can’t recommend her highly enough! – Nikki VanRy, Content Marketing Manager
Every time I contact Margaret with a new task, she goes above and beyond my expectations by providing thorough work with a fast turnaround. She’s organized, detail-oriented with excellent research skills, and always willing to tackle new things. – Nancy Peske, book publishing consultant and editor