Sarah was my first reader for The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez. Her insights into the emotional arc of the characters and plot pacing were indispensable to my drafting and revision process.
Adrianna Cuevas, author of The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez (Pura Belpré Honor title)
I had a terrific experience working with Sarah on my novel! She provided the thoughtful, nuanced, and specific feedback that I was hoping for, and contextualized it so well. Literally, every comment she made was helpful. I highly recommend Sarah's services to anyone writing autistic characters.
Meera Trehan, author of The View From the Very Best House in Town
Why hire me as an editor?
I have been involved with the writing community for several years and provided feedback to many writers along the way. As a critique partner and mentor, I have worked with several writers who are now agented and have book deals with traditional publishers. Major publishers such as Harper Collins have hired me as a sensitivity reader.
I am also a writer myself. My two middle-grade novels have been published by Penguin Random House. My work has received starred reviews in Kirkus, School/Library Journal, and Booklist. I received the Schneider Family Award Honor for my debut novel, Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen!
What kinds of books do you edit?
I can provide query critiques and sensitivity reads for books across all genres and categories. For full manuscript critiques, I work on these categories:
All middle-grade fiction
All young adult fiction
Adult fantasy and science fiction
What services do you offer?
I currently offer the following services:
Query critique: ($20)
I provide detailed feedback on your query through in-document comments. After you revise your query once, I will critique your new query.
Query and first pages critique: ($45)
In addition to critiquing your query, I will also review your first 10 pages and provide in-document comments. I will review one revision of your query and opening pages.
Full manuscript critiques: (price available on request)
After reading your entire manuscript, I will provide you with a detailed (5+ pages) edit letter providing suggestions for big-picture revisions. I break up my edit letters into sections for plot, character, worldbuilding, and writing style.
Full manuscript line editing: (price available on request)
I will provide line edits for your full manuscript, focusing on how to improve sentences for clarity and voice.
Sensitivity reading: (price available on request)
I offer sensitivity reading services for autistic representation. After reading your full manuscript, I will provide an edit letter specific to representation issues. My comments will address accuracy of the representation and how to avoid stereotypes. If necessary, I can provide additional resources to help writers to research authentic autistic representation.
How quickly can you provide services?
For query and first pages, I can give feedback within a week. For reviewing a longer manuscript (either for a sensitivity read or general edit), my turnaround time is 3-4 weeks.
How do you accept payment?
I ask for clients to provide payment before we start working together. I accept payment via PayPal.
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