The works . . .
You've written a rough draft
of your book, but you know it needs more than a final edit. The characters are sketchy, the plot
takes too many detours, or the central conflict goes flat in the middle. If
your book has those kinds of problems, it needs a major rewrite.
If I rewrite your book, I'll start with a firm idea of what kind of story you
want to tell and how you want to tell it. Then I'll develop my ideas about
the major changes that will have to be made. That can include character
additions or deletions, changes in the treatment of the central conflict and
subplots, and major scene changes.
Then I'll go over my
suggestions with you to make sure you understand what I'll be doing to your
book. If you have problems with the development work, we'll iron them out at
Once we're in agreement
on the work to be done, I'll begin the rewrite. Each month, I'll send you a
draft so you can see how it's coming along. When I'm done, you'll
have a new manuscript ready to send to literary agents and publishers. Of
course, I guarantee confidentiality. You will be listed as the sole author
of the book. My name will not appear on the publishing contract or the book
cover. All copyright and financial rights to the book will be yours.
As part of a major
rewrite, I'll write a book proposal consisting of a query letter, synopsis,
and chapter-by-chapter outline, and I'll compile a list of literary agents
who will be right for your book.
The fee for a
major rewrite starts at $10,000, depending on the scope of the project and
specific requirements. Turnaround time varies, but is usually three to six