Leigh is a noted editor, working mostly with authors of romance novels and local history books.
Leigh also offers one-on-one mentoring and coaching.
Are you tired of letters like these?
Dear Contributor: We are returning your submission because it does not meet our needs at this time….
Dear Ms. Writer: Thank you for your submission. We have reviewed it carefully, but find that your conflict is contrived and your characters underdeveloped….
Dear Contest Entrant: We are pleased to forward your scores from The Romance Contest. Your entry has received a rating of 3.4 (on our scale of 1 to 10)…..
It’s disillusioning to send off submissions and queries to agents or editors and wait for months, only to get a form rejection letter or a few general comments with no explanation of how they apply to your manuscript. And it’s annoying to spend money and time on contest entries, only to receive a generic number score with little or no feedback.
A Word’s Worth Editing Services
Leigh offers several packages to best serve the needs of authors at any stage of their writing careers. Packages include (but are not limited to):
First chapter / synopsis review: For beginning authors, or for authors wanting feedback on a new project before investing large amounts of time in the writing process. Well-suited for the author who has considered entering contests in the hope of receiving helpful comments. (starting at $350)
Manuscript-in-progress evaluation: Ideal for the author who has a partial manuscript and would like advice, feedback, and suggestions to assist in completing it. Also appropriate when an editor has expressed interest in an idea or a proposal, but the book isn’t finished. (starting at $495)
Full manuscript evaluation: For the author who has a finished draft but needs help in polishing and strengthening the book before submitting, or when the manuscript has been rejected without editorial feedback, or when an editor has indicated potential interest if the author revises. (starting at $695)
Proposal / submissions critique: For the author who has a complete manuscript and is ready to begin a serious marketing effort. This evaluation focuses on presentation as well as story. (starting at $350)
For more information about availability and estimated costs, contact Leigh with information about your project and your needs. Please include the genre, the word count, and a one-paragraph summary of the book.
“Thank you for your critique of my manuscript…. I am one satisfied customer.
Your service is more helpful than most contests!” — K. Dennis
“I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to have my work critiqued by Leigh.
The advice she gave was very constructive, and I can’t wait to get back to the story
and the changes she suggested.” — K. Rogers
“My kudos for an excellent critique. It was informative and provides me with a clearer picture of what I need to improve on in the way of crowding-too-much-info-too-fast-in-too-little-space-too-early-in-the-story….” — B. Porter