Line Edit: Polish Your Manuscript

Line Edit: Polish Your Manuscript

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This is a line-by-line review of grammar, word choice, spelling, and more with two editors, Callie Feyen and Abbie Kriebs, who will provide in-line suggestions on what to change in your manuscript. This listing is for people who feel that their manuscript is a complete and finished story, are confident that all revisions have been made, and want to have a second (and third!) set of eyes polish it until it shines before being sent out to an agent. 

Upon purchase, participants would submit: 

  • A Writing Sample from the project (perhaps a chapter)

  • A Project Summary - What’s your goal with this book? What story do you think you are trying to tell? 

  • A Logline - The 2-3 sentence pitch on how you would sell your novel to an agent. 

  • Specific deadline to receive feedback by, if they have one in mind (we do not guarantee to be finished by this date, but we want to try and work with the person if possible.) 

  • A double-spaced Google Doc, limit 300 pages.  

What Callie & Abbie will do: 

  • We’ll copy + paste into NEW Google Doc for us to comment. We will share that later with them once all revisions have been suggested. 

  • We will take 4-5 weeks to read the manuscript individually and make comments. Then, the two of us will have a phone conference to discuss any specific items necessary to be called out. 

  • Once we provide feedback to writer, we will set a date 1-2 weeks out allowing them to receive and digest the feedback. We will then have a Zoom call with all three of us -- Callie, Abbie, writer -- to discuss any questions they might have after perusing the feedback.

Note: Should Callie and Abbie dig into a manuscript and believe it needs more than a line-edit, we would recommend writer book the Content Edit: Round One service instead. This line edit service does not guarantee acceptance by an agent or a publication agreement anywhere.

Callie is the author of The Teacher Diaries: Romeo and Juliet, and Twirl: My Life in Stories, Writing & Clothes, both works of Creative Nonfiction. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University as well as a BA in Education from Calvin University. She loves working with new writers, helping them to uncover the stories that are emerging.

Abbie is a writer, photographer, and the host of two podcasts on creativity. She holds a BA in English Literature & History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A self-proclaimed grammar nerd, she loves diving into a story and pulling out what makes it great—and what could make it even better. She's currently at work on her first novel.