As some of you on Red Room already know, before becoming a published author of a wide variety of books in a wide variety of age groups for a wide variety of publishers, I was an independent bookseller for 11 years, a freelance editor of nearly 100 books who also wrote the flap copy for those books, and a Publishers Weekly reviewer. I've been in the publishing business in one capacity or another for over a quarter of a century.Now I've decided to bring that varied skills set to a new business venture. For one reasonable fee, I will copyedit your manuscript, catching the typically hundreds of small mistakes most manuscripts still have when they go out; tell you about any major issues I find that might stand in the way of publication; and, if desired, provide a first draft of a query letter that you can then adapt using your own voice, as well as a list of 10 agents who deal with the kind of manuscript you're looking to place.Of course I can't guarantee you'll secure representation or an eventual publishing contract, but in today's market not even the best agents can guarantee publication. What I can guarantee is that you'll have a better chance of achieving your publication dreams.
Interested parties looking to learn more should contact me at glogsted AT aol DOT com.