As someone who has been writing for publication since 2008, I’ve had a lot of experience with the professional editing process. After editing two novels and one children’s book under the guidance of my agent and multiple publishing house editors, I have learned quite a bit about character development, writing style, pacing, and plot while working my way through the publishing trenches.

Over the years, I have been honored to work with more than a dozen authors on manuscripts, query letters, and more. I am delighted to offer my services to anyone looking for a professional editor to help them get a literary agent or sell their book to a publishing house.

If you are interested in talking to me about editing, please read over the following services and see which one (or ones!) best fits your needs.

Query Letter Critique

  • I will send you my own query letter with comments so that you will have a starting point, if you don’t already.
  • Once you are ready to start, I’ll take 3 passes through your query letter, sending it back to you after each pass so that you can implement any of my edits or suggestions that you find helpful.
  • The clients I have worked with in the past have been blown away by how their letter transforms — and how many bites they get with it. You could be next!
  • Price: $100.00

Manuscript Critique – Partial

  • Choose 10, 25, or 50 pages to send to me for critique.
  • I will do line edits on your sample (with track changes on and comments made in the margins of your document) and give you more big-picture feedback in my edit letter, which you will receive via email.
  • Prices are as follows:
    • 10 pages: $75
    • 25 pages: $200
    • 50 pages: $350

Manuscript Critique – Full

  • I will do line edits on your entire manuscript (with track changes on and comments made in the margins of your document) and give you more big-picture feedback in my edit letter, which you will receive via email.
  • Price: $30 per 5,000 words (round up to the next 5,000; so a manuscript that is 102,000 words would count as 105,000 words).

To book a slot or get further information, please email me: annerileybooks@gmail.com.