Do you need help perfecting story pitches for consumer publications? Do you have a fabulous book idea but don't know how to go about catching the attention of a literary agent, let alone writing a book proposal? Or maybe you're afraid to look at your dissertation, which needs some serious revising before you send it out to publishers.
I can help you.
I'm a freelance editor with over 15 years of experience editing and writing for print publications and online newspapers. I've worked at a New York City literary agency, a leading travel magazine, and an online newspaper with a global readership. My articles have appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, Spirit, Travel + Leisure, and Portland Monthly, and my book reviews have appeared in the Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle. (You can read my latest articles here.) I've edited book manuscripts for colleagues, offering feedback both small and large, and I also served as a freelance editor for the global innovation design firm Continuum.
• Editing— I can do anything from proofreading for grammar, punctuation, consistency and style to more in-depth editing, depending on your needs. If your book manuscript or dissertation has organizational problems, I can suggest changes and help make it clearer and more engaging.
• Pitch Polishing—I can help you focus and sharpen your pitches for consumer magazines and newspapers, making them lively and attention-grabbing. I'll also help you brainstorm other outlets for your pitch in case your first choice says no.
I work with writers in person, via phone or Skype, and via e-mail. Contact me at HANNAHMWALLACE at GMAIL dot COM for rates and to set up a free 20-minute phone consultation.