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What you get with this Offer
A substantive edit examines, in detail, the scenes and structure of your novel. In this offer, I will read your first chapter and give you feedback on the plot, characterization, narrative structure, setting, world building, genre, scene structure, pacing, and more. I will help you determine: if your Inciting Incident is strong start to the story; if your protagonist is a character readers can get behind; whether the setting and genre are clearly defined. Most of all, I'll provide suggestions on what you can do to improve your first chapter.
In other words, I will read your chapter and give you the fundamentals to begin revisions-- it's not time to get nit-picky about adverbs and comma splices just yet! The heart of the story is what matters right now.
Delivery time for each order, without add-on, is 2 days. I like to read the chapter thoroughly and write detailed critiques. I may need to communicate with the author in the process, and this is why it may take over 24 hours to complete the project.
Adding the outline/summary critique will require an extra day, but I can deliver all work in one day if you want it expedited.
I work with almost any genre EXCEPT: erotica, horror. I do not wish to read material that contains extreme violence, graphic sexual content, crude humor, or intense profanity. I reserve the right not to except any work that I am not comfortable reading for ANY reason.
You MUST give me the genre and synopsis/pitch of your story before I begin or accept any work.
I do not have a maximum word count, but hopefully your chapter is a reasonable length. Anything that exceeds ca. 7,000 words would be difficult to complete within the suggested time frame. Do contact me if you have something significantly longer than this.
I look forward to hearing from you! Be ready to take the raw material of your rough draft's beginning and craft it into a compelling, memorable first chapter.
Get more with Offer Add-ons
I can give quick feedback on your story's overall plot; just include an outline or summary in the order!
Additional 1 working day+$20
I can deliver all work in 1 working day+$35
What the Freelancer needs to start the work
1. Tell me your novel's genre and word count. Include a synopsis if you have one, and if you don't, write 1-2 sentences for me explaining the basic story.
2. Send a document with ONLY your novel's first chapter (a prologue MAY be included if it is absolutely necessary to understand the narrative, but editorial focus will be given to chapter one in the critique). Use a comfortable typeface and size, pretty please. Times New Roman is an old friend of mine, and Courier New and I go way back. 12 pt. Single or double space. File types: .docx, .pdf
3. IF ORDER INCLUDES THE ADD-ON SERVICE: in a separate document, attach a chapter-by-chapter outline or complete novel summary for review. File types: .docx, .pdf.