Memoir, Nonfiction, Novel, or Collection.
You've worked hard on your book.
Give it the professional attention it deserves.
When you don’t know what to do next, a manuscript evaluation will help.
I perform a holistic review of your draft looking at these elements:
The written evaluation explains the points above, provides guidance, suggests next steps, and includes a 5-10 page sample developmental edit at scene level. We review the findings together.
Done with rewrites? Ready for a quality check? Here’s how a developmental edit can help.
First, I review the structure, character development, and point of view, just like the manuscript evaluation above. If these holistic elements are in place, then I continue at scene level reviewing:
The result will be a professionally-written report of the findings, feedback in the manuscript, guidance, and next steps.
*NOTE: I don't believe in charging for scene-level edits throughout a book if character or structure issues need to be resolved first. In this situation, I will provide a manuscript evaluation for discussion, and together we'll determine next steps. Fees will be adjusted accordingly.
Email me at Editor@NarrativeSolutions.com and include a 1-2 page synopsis, number of words, and the first 15 pages. I'll get a quote back to you within two business days.
I have been working with Vicki for over two years. When we first began sharing work, my stories were rushed, disorganized, and full of summary. Vicki has helped me clearly define my scenes, focus my themes, and play with structure and form. While many of my first pieces were too rough to ever see the light of day, I now have five nonfiction pieces that have been either published or accepted for publication. Vicki has helped me feel comfortable crafting an arc in a nonfiction piece and has helped me inject my true voice into my stories. Her tough love has pushed me to better myself as a nonfiction writer. I'm incredibly thankful for her patience and persistence.
- Chelsea Catherine, Author of Blindsided and Summer of the Cicadas
I believe the story is stronger thanks to Vicki Entreken's careful consideration of plot and characters and useful editorial feedback.
- Christy Perry Tuohey, Author of Panther Mountain: Caroline's Story and Panther Mountain: Lydia's Story
Vicki Entreken has been an outstanding coach and editor. She helped me focus on the purpose of my book and on better development of scenes and characters. Vicki also helped make the dialogue more realistic. I will always be grateful for her work on my behalf.
- John Swisher, Author of Stolen Five Times, Two Paths Crossing: Then and Now, and The Price of Freedom in 1848
Writer, Editor, Creative Writing Coach
Narrative Solutions is located in Tampa, Florida and provides services virtually throughout the U.S.