Your proposal is your sales pitch, your one shot to interest an agent or editor and potentially a publisher. You can’t risk poor format or a confusing synopsis.
I will read your synopsis and insert questions that need to be answered. I’ll mark areas that need to be reworded or condensed and include ideas on making those rough spots shine. I’ll address things like the strength of your plot and characters, the uniqueness of your idea, and the spiritual element.
- 5 page synopsis — $30
- 10 page synopsis — $60
- 11 page and up synopsis — $2.50 for each extra page
The proposal can be a confusing document to create. What categories do you need? What order should they be in? Is the information you have thorough and entertaining?
I’ll critique your entire proposal (not including sample chapters), examining your novel’s hook, the proposal’s structure, and the details you’ve included. I’ll critique your synopsis and do everything possible to make it shine. When the project is finished, you’ll have work to do, but you’ll have clear direction on what needs to be improved and how to do that.
- 15 page proposal (no sample chapters) — $75
- 20 page proposal (no sample chapters) — $100
- Over 20 page proposal (no sample chapters) — contact me for a quote
If you’d like to have your sample chapters or query letter critiqued with the proposal, please contact me at sallybradleywrites AT gmail DOT com for a quote.
The query letter is a key ingredient in approaching editors and agents. You’ll use it to either remind them of a previous meeting or invitation to submit or use it to introduce yourself and your book. It’s vital that this letter capture their attention.
The Cost: $25
Submission Guidelines: Please do not send me anything without contacting me first. Submissions must be on 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper, one-sided, with margins at least one inch wide, and with 12-point Times New Roman or Courier font. I use Microsoft Word Track Changes for electronic submissions (which I prefer), but if you need a service done on hard copy, add 20% to all proposal, synopsis, and query prices.
If you have questions or would like to tailor one of these services for your project, please contact me at sallybradleywrites AT gmail DOT com. Put Bradley Writing and Editing Services in the Topic line.