We are two agented/traditionally published writers with a passion for making manuscripts shine. Our edits are thoughtful, thorough, and delivered quickly. Services range from a read-through with general comments, to an extensive line-by-line grammatical and developmental analysis.
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Melissa is well-read in YA of all genres, though she has a soft spot for fantasy. She is open to all genres except for non-fiction, and loves loves immersive world-building, twisty mysteries, heart-pounding thrillers, and swoon-worthy romance.
We offer everything from a general read-through to a substantial edit on manuscripts. We also offer editing services on CVs, college application essays, cover letters, queries and synopses.
In our client's own words:
“Although I’m always a little terrified and nervous to hand over my baby to anyone, handing it to Melissa requires a great deal of courage and fortitude (and sometimes a glass of wine). However, as stressful as it is awaiting my manuscript’s return, I’m always really excited to get it back and see all the red. Because let’s face it, my first, second, sometimes fifth draft is never perfect and an unmarked manuscript is never helpful. The amount of time, effort and thought put into editing my work shows through with her many comments, suggestions and grammatical corrections. I know that the manuscript I gave to her is not the same I’ll receive and it will always be for the better. The agent who I’m currently “talking” to said that the manuscript Melissa edited was “quite polished.” High praise from an agent!” -- Lindsey D.
“I’m not sure what it was about Melissa, the easy-going yet down to earth approach she had while critiquing or her incessant desire to read when something caught her interest, but we clicked. Or at least, she clicked with my manuscript. Looking back, I’m not sure why she’d want the monstrosity that ended up in her inbox, but I can’t thank her enough for all the time and effort she put into helping me whip my...
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