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Coaching & On-Demand Editorial Support

If you’re looking for editorial or author coaching support but want to test the waters first, this is a great way to get started. Pricing for these offers is noted inside the expandable toggles below and in my Services Guide.

Another thing to know? If you want to get started today, you can book Editor in Your Pocket and Author Career Coaching straightaway. (No conversation or consult needed ahead of time.)

Editor in Your Pocket

Genre Fiction Authors stop asking inexperienced internet strangers for random opinions. Collaborate with an experienced editor and publishing industry expert instead!

For only $150 a month, get expert, personal, on-the-go writing, publishing, and career guidance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Editor, Angela James.

Here’s what you get with Editor in Your Pocket:

  • One feedback-packed video critique per month on a topic and piece of content of your choice (up to 1500 words)
  • The chance to address lingering questions and concerns specific to your monthly material.
  • Follow-up conversation and questions via Voxer text and voice messaging app.
  • A professional relationship with an expert editor and former publishing executive who works with authors every day and is networked into the industry.

Please note there is a 3-month minimum commitment for this service.

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Author Career Coaching

Ask questions, seek advice on agents, share your story ideas, career dilemmas, character development queries, or simply bounce ideas off me. I’m here to offer advice, feedback, and even a bit of reassurance when needed.

Private coaching can be booked up to 30 days in advance. I have a couple different options depending on how much time you want, and what format works best for you.

Zoom Video Coaching (30 or 60 minutes)

  • Zoom video meeting (30 min: $150 | 60 min: $275)
  • Recording of our Zoom call
  • Follow-up PDF with high-level notes and takeaways from our call

Voxer Text/Voice Coaching (60 minutes, $150)

  • Voxer access, where we can send text/voice messages
  • Follow-up PDF with high-level notes and takeaways from our call

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Editorial Services

Want to hire me as the editor for your latest manuscript? Then these services are for you. I specialize in genre fiction, in particular romance—of most* sub-genres—and mystery. Also works of women’s fiction and thrillers, as well as adult-leaning young adult.

*I’m not the right editor for faith-based/inspirational romance.

Please review my Services Guide for pricing and additional details about each of these services. To book any service, ask questions, or receive more information, please email me at angela@angelajames.co 

If you’re a new client, I may request a sample of your manuscript prior to finalizing booking. As an author, you may also request a small sample edit from me prior to paying a deposit.

Query Package

Partial critique, synopsis review, consultation, and query letter review. An industry expert critique of your query package for agents and publishers.

What’s Included:

  • 1st three chapters of manuscript, not to exceed 15,000 words, in .doc or .docx format., along with a synopsis review if desired.
  • Synopsis will not be longer than 5 pages, formatted in 12pt Times New Roman, double spaced with 1-inch margins.
  • Query letter to be no more than approximately 750 words in length.
  • 15 minute follow-up consultation call to be held via video conferencing after I have returned the critique to you.
  • Ability to ask questions via Voxer (a voice and text messaging app) for 5 business days after return of critique.

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Partial Manuscript Assessment

I provide an industry-insight overview of your partial manuscript, up to 15,000 words, to include critique of characters, craft, and story elements, as well as highlighting strengths, and offering suggestions and feedback for revisions, additions, and further consideration.

No in-manuscript comments or line edits are provided.

What’s Included:

  • Typed Assessment: You are provided with a high-level typed assessment/review of our chapters in PDF format.
  • Feedback: My feedback will be broken down into specific areas of feedback, including story, plot, characterization, representation, relationship, pacing, craft issues, and more.
  • Manuscript Strengths: Positive feedback is included in every critique, highlighting your writing, story, and craft strengths

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Full Manuscript Assessment

I provide an industry-insight overview of your manuscript to include critique of characters, craft, and story elements, as well as highlighting strengths and offering suggestions and feedback for revisions, additions, and further consideration.

This service is excellent if you don’t want line edits (in-line manuscript comments) or if you are simply looking for feedback on the big picture itemscharacterization, conflict, plot, story, pacing, relationship development, etc.

What’s Included:

  • Typed Assessment: Covers my feedback on the story, plot, characterization, representation, relationship, pacing, craft issues, and more. Positive feedback is included in every critique, highlighting your writing, story, and craft strengths.
  • Feedback: In-line comments and notes on BOTH your synopsis and query letter.
  • Follow-up Call: 15-minute follow-up video call to answer questions/discuss critique.
  • Edit Video: I will record a short video to accompany your assessment that gives you more detail or nuance to the feedback provided in your assessment.
  • Voxer Access: Ability to ask questions via Voxer (a voice and text messaging app) for 5 business days after return of critique.

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Full Developmental & Line Edits

The highest level of service I offer, with (2) two full rounds of edits for your manuscript. This service is recommended if you are publishing your book as an indie author, or if you need insight into your line editing/writing craft or line-level critique.

What’s Included (head’s up, it’s a lot!):

  • Typed Assessment: Covers my feedback on the story, plot, characterization, representation, relationship, pacing, craft issues, and more. Positive feedback is included in every critique, highlighting your writing, story, and craft strengths.
  • Follow-up Call: 15-minute follow-up video call to answer questions/discuss critique.
  • Edit Video: A short video that gives you more detail or nuance to the feedback provided in the first round of edits.
  • Marked-up Manuscript: Track changes done in manuscript. A continued focus on content edits, style, and line edits (as needed).
  • Early Style Guide: Contains character names and other fact-checked information that you can share with your copy editor and use in future series books to maintain consistency.
  • Voxer Access: With this level of service, you have access to me via Voxer (a text and voice messaging app) in order to ask questions throughout our work together on your manuscript.

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Always respecting my voice and vision.

From that first book we worked on together to the most recent one, Angela James has made me a better writer. She is clear and focused, always respecting my voice and my vision as she edits. Thanks to her touch, my books are more romantic, more emotional, more complex and more interesting. Even when I’m revising on my own or writing that difficult first draft, I can hear her voice and feel her guidance. An author can’t go wrong hiring someone with this much experience and love of reading.”

 

HelenKay Dimon

RITA-Winning Author

WANT ME TO BE YOUR EDITOR?

If you’re ready to have me help shape your latest manuscript – here’s how we get started.

Select Your Service

Depending on what you’re interested in, you can either book your service right away (Editor in Your Pocket, 1:1 Coaching) or review my Services Guide. If you’re stuck, the Services Guide will help you decide which service is best for you.

Connect with Angela

If you’re interested in booking any editorial service, the next steps is to send me an email. I’ll let you know about the best next steps, but often, I’ll ask for a synopsis of your in-progress or completed manuscript as well as other details.

Pay Your Deposit

Once we’ve established it’s a good mutual fit, the next step is to sign the contract and pay your deposit. A deposit is required to get you on the schedule, and payment must be completed in full before services are provided.

Other Key Things to Note

Scheduling

At the time of booking, we’ll set a mutually agreeable date for you to deliver your manuscript. This date can be adjusted in advance for no additional charges, but must be done 4 weeks prior to your scheduled delivery. Within 4 weeks of scheduled date, a rescheduling fee will be assessed.

Late delivery of manuscript (more than 48 hours past the agreed date) will result in additional charges. If you cancel at any time, you forfeit your non-refundable deposit. Your next scheduled service after cancellation will require a non-refundable full payment in advance.

Upon delivery of your manuscript, I will provide a return date. I will refund $25 of your fee for every day I’m late delivering edits beyond 48 hours past the agreed date.

Payment

  • All totals will be rounded up to the nearest $10.
  • Payment invoice will be sent via Stripe. Arrangements can be made for payment via PayPal at author’s request.
  • All payments are due prior to work beginning.
  • As noted, all deposits are non-refundable.
  • I reserve the right to change rates as necessary, but rate at time of your booking will be noted on your deposit invoice and honored at time of service.

Confidentiality

Any personal information disclosed to me in the course of our editorial relationship will be held in complete confidentiality.

To book any service, ask questions, or receive more information, please email me at angela@angelajames.co.

Discounts & Referrals

Referral Program: If you are an existing client and refer someone who books—and completes payment for—any assessment*, you will receive a 5% discount on your next editorial service, to be used within 6 months of referral. They must mention your name at the time of inquiry. You can receive one discount per new referral.

*Consultations are not included in the referral program.

Traditionally underrepresented authors: Though I am no longer able to directly impact traditional publishing, I continue to commit to inclusion and diversity in publishing. I’m offering a 10% discount on any marginalized author’s first service booked. No one is required to share their marginalization with me, simply ask for the discount to be applied at the time of booking.

Please note: Discounts cannot be combined. Only one discount per service may be applied. I reserve the right to discontinue discounts at any time, but will honor any previous discounts earned (to be used within the time frame noted above).

READY TO WORK TOGETHER?

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