We all know how important is it to have your manuscript professionally edited before you self-publish and even before you query agents. You want to increase your odds of hooking an agent as much as you can, especially if you’re targeting an established agent who’s looking for a flawless manuscript.
But editors don’t come cheap.
That’s right. We don’t. And we shouldn’t. Many of us edit for a living, which means we need to pay our bills, too. Plus, those of us who are good at what we do are worth every penny. We can make your words sparkle and your story shine. Take a look at what some of my clients have said about my services:
“I can always count on Lynnette to give me a quality copyedit. Even after going over my work countless times, her detail-oriented, trained eye inevitably catches things I missed. She’s professional and courteous in her feedback and is a great asset to have in your corner if you want to make your words sparkle.” –Roni Loren, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Loving on the Edge series (Berkley Heat)
“I searched for an editor long and hard after a particularly bad experience. Stumbling over Lynnette’s website was a kiss from heaven! After seeing her sample edit, I knew I had found my editor. She is exactly what I hoped for–professional, yet approachable; honest, yet kind; direct, yet absolutely hilarious. I love her communication style and her sense of humor. They make tackling those tough spots in your novel much easier! Lynnette’s ability to push your writing to the next level, without crushing you in the process, is extraordinary, and precisely what I needed.” –L.R. Nicolello, author of DEAD DON’T LIE (HQN), represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
“Perhaps it was luck or fate that landed my MS in the skillful hands of Lynnette Labelle. We met at a writer’s conference—one I’d almost forgotten to attend! After seeing what she could do with just a short sample of my work, I sensed my long search for ‘the perfect editor’ might finally come to an end. Now, after having her go over my manuscript, I know I need never look elsewhere for my editing needs. With Lynnette, I was looking for something very focused and specific—improving tension; tightening scenes and prose; crystallizing clarity and resolving any ‘logic fails’. She has respected my vision and my voice, and helped me achieve my goals beyond my expectations. Lynnette brings the perfect balance to the table: honest while still supportive; sincere and enthusiastic; and able to keep the distance needed for objectivity while also carrying the devotion to put heart into her critiques. Everywhere I struggle, Lynnette helps me excel. I will be sending her my next MS. And the next, and the next…”–Rebecca Hamilton, bestselling author of THE FOREVER GIRL and HER SWEETEST DOWNFALL (Immortal Ink Publishing), represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA Literary Agency
Enough about me. You’re here to learn how you can potentially save $100 on editing now. Simple. I’m having a sale. Anyone who books a substantive/big picture edit with me for a full manuscript (60,000 words or more) for slots in October, November, and/or December (2014) will receive $100 off.
I know. I couldn’t help myself.
Spread the word. Or take advantage of this sale yourself.
Note: This sale is only good for a substantive edit. This sale is not to be used in conjunction with any other special offer or discount.
If you’re looking for copyediting, my copy editors will do a sample edit and quote the project for you. They have experience working with publishers like Harlequin, Carina Press, and Entangled Publishing. This service is not a part of the sale.
If you’re not sure how a substantive/big picture edit can help improve your manuscript, here’s a description of this service.
Substantive editing focuses on the big picture issues in a manuscript, which include story and craft but not line editing. Are your characters three-dimensional? Are there plot holes or loose ends in your story? Is your novel working as a whole?
I’ll also look at issues like: telling instead of showing, inconsistencies in the story, flat dialogue, unrealistic reactions or actions, underdeveloped main characters, overdeveloped minor characters, backstory dumps, author intrusion, POV (point of view) slips, deep POV implementation, bad choreography, poor execution of GMCs (goals, motivation, conflicts), and lack of emotions. I’ll flag these issues directly in the manuscript with Track Changes and offer suggestions on how you can rework the problem area.
This is a great service for writers who want to ensure their story is properly developed before they focus on the mechanics (spelling, grammar, and punctuation).
I specialize in substantive or big picture editing for romance (romantic suspense, paranormal romance, romantic thriller, contemporary romance, and romantic comedy), mystery, thriller, suspense, horror, crime, paranormal/supernatural, urban fantasy, fantasy, YA, and NA.
Contact me today. Once those slots are gone so is the sale.