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 20 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 half a dozen book manuscripts, 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.