Editing Services: Query & First Five Pages

Queries are tough. I get it. And those first five pages? Don’t even get me started.

The good news is you don’t have to go it alone.

That’s because now you can begin (or continue!) your query adventure confidently with a critique of your query and first five pages.

As an author who’s been there and an editor with five years of experience—including as a #RevPit #10queries editor—I’ll bring an additional perspective to your query by focusing on its presentation of your concept, characters, and plot with specific, in-line edits over the course of two passes at perfecting it. Then, where the first five pages are concerned, I’ll provide feedback via Google Docs on the fulfillment of the query’s promises, along with comments on the inciting incident and more.

All of this is available for $40.

Still not sure this service is right for you? Here’s one one writer had to say about it.

Working with Ryan was an absolutely fabulous experience! His notes on my query and first pages helped me streamline both in preparation for future submissions. For each query pass he provided thorough, well-explained notes focusing on structure, character, themes, and meta-data. His insights on my first pages helped me get to the action quicker and fine tune every character interaction to make important details clearer. He was always prompt and courteous with communication, and went above and beyond to answer my general publishing and querying questions as well. I would gladly recommend his editing services to all querying authors and those looking for a second set of eyes on the path to self-publication!

-Erin Grammar, @kitsune_rambles

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with me here so we can really make that query pop!

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