618-319-4998 (Central Time Zone) Donna@GoodinCoaching.com
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Coaching and Editing Services

There are many ways to get help with your manuscript, ranging from a manuscript evaluation to a complete coaching package.

 

Some areas of focus for my coaching and editorial services include:

  • Story Premise
  • Character development
  • Presentation
  • Plot
  • Narrative voice and structure
  • Technical issues
  • Writing effective dialogue

I am particularly well-versed in women’s fiction, mainstream fiction, literary fiction, fantasy and magic realism, mystery, and domestic suspense.

 

I offer the following packages and services:

I’M ON A MISSION!

$1,147 per month, or $3,047 if paid in advance (a savings of $394) (three month commitment required)

In this package you will receive:
• Inline feedback on weekly submissions of up to twenty pages
• Two thirty-minute phone calls per month to discuss feedback and next steps

I’M ON A MISSION BUT I HAVE A DAY-JOB!

$647 per month, or $1547 if paid in advance (a savings of $394) (three month commitment required)

In this package you will receive:

  • Inline comments on bi-weekly submissions of up to twenty pages
  • One monthly thirty-minute phone call to discuss feedback and next steps

Project Evaluation ($597)

 

This is a mini-package designed to give you a chance to see what working with a book coach is like. The goal of this package is to help you lay a strong foundation for your book before you end up writing 300 pages, only to find that many of them are destined for the trash bin. The package includes:

  • Review of your book outline, up to ten pages
  • Review of the first fifty pages of your manuscript
  • Two half-hour phone calls, to be scheduled after each of your two submissions

 

Manuscript Evaluation ($1297 up to 325 pages*)

 

  • A complete and thorough reading of your manuscript
  • An editorial letter outlining both the strengths of your manuscript and areas for improvement
  • One one-hour phone call with me to discuss feedback and next steps

*Additional charge for longer manuscripts

 Manuscript Edit*

 

  • A complete and thorough reading of your manuscript
  • Inline comments highlighting specific examples of strengths and problem areas
  • An editorial letter summarizing the feedback provided in inline comments
  • A one-hour phone call with me to discuss your feedback and create a plan for moving forward

The amount of work involved in a manuscript edit varies widely, depending on the length and complexity of the manuscript, and the quality of the writing. I therefore cannot guarantee a price without looking at a sample of the manuscript in question. If you are interested in this service, please email me and include an attachment of ten (10) manuscript pages. Once I have reviewed your pages, I will contact you with a price quote.

*Price varies

To purchase any of these services, please email me to arrange a free thirty-minute consultation.

In your email, please include the following:
• Which service or package you are interested in
• A description of where you are in your project if you are inquiring about one of the coaching packages
• A 250-word summary of your manuscript
• The first ten pages of your manuscript, if you are inquiring about a Manuscript Edit