SPECIALIZING IN EDITING CHILDREN’S BOOKS ~ PICTURE BOOKS, MIDDLE GRADE, YOUNG ADULT    ADULT BOOKS WELCOME    AVAILABLE SERVICES    ~ Full manuscript revision    ~ Partial manuscript revision    ~ Query letter revision    ~ Synopsis revision    ~ Logline and pitch development     ABOUT ME:     As a young adult author - who developed the new teen true crime line of books for Simon and Schuster - and a former literary agent, I have guided countless aspiring authors on the path to publication. An editor at heart, I provide practical solutions to help strengthen manuscripts. While most people loathe the idea of creating a pitch, one-page synopsis, or query letter, this is my jam! Approachable and communicative, I love working with pre-published and veteran authors alike. And I will gladly chat by phone, provide advice and inspiration, and rework your manuscripts and pitches until they are ready for submission.    I speak at writing conferences all over the country, and also develop and teach courses for UC San Diego and UCLA on everything from writing epic picture books, to crafting killer query letters and landing literary agents, to navigating the ever-changing children’s and teen book market.    Let’s work together to get your book published!

SPECIALIZING IN EDITING CHILDREN’S BOOKS ~ PICTURE BOOKS, MIDDLE GRADE, YOUNG ADULT

ADULT BOOKS WELCOME

AVAILABLE SERVICES

~ Full manuscript revision

~ Partial manuscript revision

~ Query letter revision

~ Synopsis revision

~ Logline and pitch development

ABOUT ME:

As a young adult author - who developed the new teen true crime line of books for Simon and Schuster - and a former literary agent, I have guided countless aspiring authors on the path to publication. An editor at heart, I provide practical solutions to help strengthen manuscripts. While most people loathe the idea of creating a pitch, one-page synopsis, or query letter, this is my jam! Approachable and communicative, I love working with pre-published and veteran authors alike. And I will gladly chat by phone, provide advice and inspiration, and rework your manuscripts and pitches until they are ready for submission.

I speak at writing conferences all over the country, and also develop and teach courses for UC San Diego and UCLA on everything from writing epic picture books, to crafting killer query letters and landing literary agents, to navigating the ever-changing children’s and teen book market.

Let’s work together to get your book published!

I will provide copious written revision notes on your manuscript (either full or partial) through the Track Changes feature in Word. I will also deliver an editorial letter addressing what works, what needs work, and practical suggestions for how to revise efficiently. Afterward, I am happy to talk by phone to answer questions or brainstorm solutions to problem areas.

Typically, I charge per page for novels, and a flat fee for children's picture books. I am happy to discuss working within your budget!

BONUS: If you dread crafting the query letter and/or one-page synopsis, never fear. After being on the literary agency side of the business since 2011, I've become an absolute expert on revising query letters and synopses - and can whip them into shape for you in no time!

Please send me an email at: EvePorinchak@gmail.com if you would like to work together on revising your manuscripts or pitches. I pride myself on not only improving manuscripts in progress, but also in collaborating as your coach to ensure that you grow profoundly as a writer.

Developmental Editing will strengthen:

  • Voice

  • Dialogue

  • Plot beats

  • Plot arc

  • Characterization/Character arc

  • Setting

Line Editing will strengthen:

  • Grammar

  • Spelling

  • Punctuation

  • Active verb usage

  • Word choice

  • Sentence structure, length, and rhythm