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Book The Road Map

THE ROAD MAP

Written feedback on your story + writing habits

• Questionnaire to uncover your goals, motives, and development.
•2-3 page brief with feedback on your writing style and a game plan for strengthening the focus, characters, development, and voice of your short story.
• Comments in the margin of your story to provide specific examples of characters, language, or narrative that can be strengthened. 

$185

 

THE LINE EDIT

Written feedback on your story + a line edit

  • All Road Map features (questionnaire, 2-3 page brief, and comments in the margin of your story)
  • Once you've reworked your story, send it back to us for a line edit and we'll smooth the flow, pacing, and polish of your story. Line edits are done using Track Changes in Word. Line edits may: 
    • Trim words or sentences that are superfluous
    • Tighten dialogue to create fuller and more realistic characters
    • Point out tonal shifts in narrative
    • Add words to clarify your meaning
    • Suggest changes to improve descriptive language

$365

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PRIVATE WORKSHOP

Three rounds of edits + two conferences + assigned readings

  • All Road Map features
  • A second round of feedback to measure additional improvements.
  • Line edit to trim, tighten, clarify, and establish rhythm.
  • 2 video conferences
  • Assigned readings that are exemplary of your writing style.
  • A written guide to finding and fixing your most common mistakes, custom for each writer.
  • Answer all your writing-related questions, including advice on where to submit your short story.

$525

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TESTIMONIALS


Laura is a fantastic editor, professional, experienced, with a great enthusiasm and appreciation for fiction and a grounded approach to attending to the nuts and bolts of craft.
— Dov Zeller, author of Book of Hats
Laura told me what four other editors didn’t.
— Linda Bernal
Laura went above and beyond to help me improve my short story. I can not recommend her enough. Her notes were encouraging, clear, and thoughtful.
— Erin Augustine
A valuable asset in my effort to write something worth reading. Laura was a pleasure to work with: great attitude, very professional, makes good use of the Chicago Manual of Style, and she is a nice person. Accomplished the work on time and answered my follow-up questions. I highly recommend Laura.
— Eddie Reeves, author of When Sin Stops

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