M A Clarke Scott at Generations Editorial
I’m now offering story/structural/developmental, stylistic and copyediting for mostly novel length fiction. I have been writing professionally for decades, was an academic writer for five years, have been a novelist for twelve years, and have loads of experience as a beta reader, critiquer and contest judge. I’ve taken professional stylistic and fiction editing courses through the Simon Fraser University Editing Diploma program and with the Canadian Editors Association – BC Branch.
My specialties include romance, women fiction, science fiction, historical, literary, and New Adult. My passion is story structure to maximize your story’s potential.
I provide freelance editorial services and writing mentorship based on my experience as an avid reader and writer. It’s often best to begin with a manuscript evaluation to assess the type and extent of editing required. You’ll then be provided with an editorial letter that outlines broad overview observations, as well as the top five specific suggestions on how and where to strengthen the book. In addition, you’ll have line notes through out the manuscript. Areas reviewed include character development, plot structure, style, pacing, continuity, and the ultimate impact of the story. I do not provide “copy edits” on the manuscript, but will mark any errors I note.
Free sample pages. Estimated Timeline. Written evaluation.
Fees and Timelines:
An estimated timeline for completion is provided before services start and varies depending on my availability.