“And what, you ask, does writing teach us? First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right.” --Ray Bradbury
Writer Advice’s Manuscript Consultation Service has been offered through word-of-mouth for years. I decided to share the information below so readers could learn a bit more about my approach.
My specialty is giving “big picture” responses:
I tell you what I love because I believe all writers work better when they are given honest encouragement.
I tell you what trips me up and why.
I tell you WHAT I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT. This often opens doors for writers. I plant seeds, you nurture them, and your writing blossoms.
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I help those for whom English is a second, third, or fourth language rephrase their writing in Standard English.
I help with brainstorming and organization.
I do line edits and proofreading.
Proofreading & Copyediting: $0.04 per word
Business Letter Edit: $0.05 per word
Query Letter Review and Edit: $95.00
Synopsis Review and Edit: $95.00
Term Paper Edit
College: $0.04 per word
High School: $0.03 per word
Master/Doctoral Program:: $0.05 per word
College/University Program: $0.04 per word
Is Writer Advice’s Manuscript Consultation Service Right for You?
Let’s find out.
E-mail a sample of your work-maybe 750 words or maybe a first chapter.
I’ll read your work and answer your questions or offer some suggestions. If I can’t help you, I can often suggest someone better suited to your needs.
Send the e-mail to Lgood67334@comcast.net and put Manuscript Consultation Request in the subject box.
I normally charge $40 per hour. A discount is available for approved manuscripts. To be approved, send me a 750-word sample of your writing, and if the subject matter and writing grab me, I’ll offer you a discount.
I also offer discounts to those who bring me new customers, so if you make referrals, please tell them to mention your name, okay?
If you prefer that I charge by the page or charge a flat fee, I’m happy to discuss that with you after I see a sample of your writing.
“Your mastery of language and thoroughness was so much more than I expected. I appreciated your insightful suggestions and comments. You are a writing treasure.” ~~Bobbie Marie, short story
“ I can see how much thought and insight you have put into the ms and I am extremely pleased with your efforts.” ~~Janelle Kimball, memoir
“...your comments about asking myself questions were very helpful. When I got stuck I’d ask myself what would Lynn tell me?” ~~Linda Powell, thesis
“I really enjoy your editing. It is gentle, kind, and positive while asking important questions of the writer aiming always at bring out more precision and focus.” ~~Elizabeth Moreskine, poet
“Lynn thank you for your intuitiveness, understanding, encouragement and honest and positive feedback.” ~~Cheryl Wright, columnist for the Trinidad Guardian
"I wish I had an English teacher like you in high school, you make everything so clear." ~~Amanda Wucherer, novel manuscript
Who Offers This Service?
B. Lynn Goodwin is a writer, editor, former English and drama teacher, and the author of You Want Me To Do What? - Journaling for Caregivers (Tate Publishing).
She is published in The Sun Magazine, Voices of Caregivers; Hip Mama; the Oakland Tribune; the Contra Costa Times; the Danville Weekly; Staying Sane When You’re Dieting; Small Press Review; Dramatics Magazine; Career; We Care; Caregiving, and Self-Care NCDA Monograph; Families of Loved Ones Magazine; Flashquake, Bent Pin Quarterly and numerous other e-zines and blogs. In addition to choosing finalists for Writer Advice's Flash Prose Contest, she has been a judge for Tiny Lights, Redwood Writers, and the Pleasanton Poetry and Prose Festival.
She earned degrees from Vassar College and San Francisco State University and received her teaching credential from the University of Santa Clara. She facilitates writing workshops, loves doing author interviews, and since 1997 she has been publishing Writer Advice, www.writeradvice.com.
October 2013 - December 2013
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