Editing

Saoirse is a superb and tireless editor and organizer of literary affairs. She has shepherded a number of difficult projects for Etruscan Press and also for The University of Tennessee Press. Her literary acumen, her attention to textual details, and her mentorship of manuscripts and writers is first rate. 

Dr. Philip Brady
Executive Director, Etruscan Press

“I really want to write but I don’t what to write about!” Or “I don’t have any ideas!” How many times have you said those words? We all have those times in our lives. And if you want to get started on that book or that blog but are having trouble getting started, this is the package for you.

What you’ll get:

  • A brainstorming session with yours truly
  • A list of ideas generated during the session
  • A clear plan of action going forward
  • A list of resources for your journey

So, you’ve written the first draft of your book. Congratulations! Now, it is time to do a thorough edit to strengthen your characters, timeline, intellectual argument, emotional impact, themes, and structure.

What you’ll get:

  • A reader’s report
  • A marked-up manuscript
  • Discussion session
  • Revision Review

Grammar and syntax serve as an anatomy lab for language. Your style and grammar are just as important as your theme and story. With this package, I will go through and make sure your piece follows your chosen style guide perfectly. I will also ensure your sentence style enhances your content.

What you’ll get:

  • A word doc with track changes
  • A clean word doc and pdf ready to be sent out
  • A report with an overview of your strengths and places for improvement

So you have a manuscript all ready to go and you want someone to go over it one last time. Cross the t’s and dot the i’s, make sure everything is picture perfect. This is the package for you.

What you’ll get:

  • A word doc with track changes
  • A clean word doc and pdf ready to be sent out

Querying your book to agents? Submitting to publishers? You want your first three sample chapters to be absolutely perfect! And I am here to help you get there. I’ll make sure your sample chapters are engaging and error free.

What you’ll get:

  • Track changes word doc with suggested edits and comments
  • A written report on the manuscript (the kind a first reader at a publisher might write)
  • Consultation session
  • Optional: feedback on your query letter