editorial services

Aside from writing, one of my biggest passions is helping other authors meet their goals. In my Alaska community I served as a board member for the Alaska Writers Guild, was the Writer In Residence and guest panelist at Alaska Pacific University, and a past presenter at The Alaska Writers Conference. On a wider scale I've presented for Highlights and volunteered as a PitchWars Mentor.  

Having a couple of traditionally published books under my belt, I love sharing the information that I wish I'd known before I started querying. Whether you're just tossing a potential idea around or preparing to query, I'll help you navigate your next steps toward your publishing goals!

"so I want to write a book..."

We've all been there. Maybe it's your first foray into writing a whole book, or maybe you've written a few and you're looking for some help getting started. Either way, I'm here to help you on your way to a finished manuscript. For me, that always starts with a very detailed outline.

Outline Assistance

I'll help you outline your book. You read that right! Come to me with an idea, and we'll work through your outline and find something that works for you.

$50 per hour

Outline Coach

A step-by-step coaching process through my 9 step outlining method. This can be done at your own pace and includes step-by-step personal instruction and feedback. 

$300 

"so I wrote the book... now what?"

You did it! You wrote the book! Now it's time to buckle down and make that manuscript shine! 

Plot Doctor

Sometimes writing a book can feel like you're claiming a mountain without a map. If you're not sure where this story is going (or maybe where it should go) we can talk it through and figure out a way up that mountain. 

$50 per hour

Developmental Edit Letter

After reading your manuscript, I'll provide a detailed edit letter with suggestions related to plot, character development, voice, setting, etc. This includes a one hour call to discuss any feedback. 

$0.006 per word

Developmental Edit Letter

and Line Notes

In addition to a detailed developmental edit letter, I'll also provide in-line comments in your manuscript.

$.008 per word

"so I'm ready to query..."

You're ready to send your book out to agents. I absolutely loved the querying process, and I'm here to help you find the joy in it as well! 

Query Critique

Your query is the first thing that agents see. Therefore, it's the just as important as those opening pages you've spent so much time polishing. I'll provide detailed feedback on your query letter. This includes 3 passes, and a 30 minute phone call to discuss critique.

$50

written critique only - $25

First 10 Page Critique

The first ten pages are so important. They show agents that you not only have a great idea, but that you can tell a great story. I'll provide detailed feedback on your first 10 pages that will discuss character development, plot, voice, setting, etc. This includes a 30 minute call to discuss the critique.  

$50

written critique only - $35

Twitter Pitch Critique

Twitter Pitches are a great way to get agent attention. Detailed feedback on your twitter pitch can help. This includes 3 passes and a 20 minute call to discuss critique.

$30

written critique only - $15

I want it all!

Okay, okay, so you want the whole package! You'll get the query critique, twitter pitch critique, synopsis critique, and first ten page critique as well as a one hour call to discuss the critiques.

$150 - Query, Twitter Pitch, Synopsis, First Ten Pages

$125 - Query, Synopsis, First Ten Pages

Synopsis Critique

No one enjoys a synopsis, and they can be hard to get down to two pages. I'll provide detailed feedback on your synopsis. This includes 3 passes and a 40 minute call to discuss the critique. 

 

 

$60

written critique only - $30

Query Coaching

One on one coaching through the entire query process. I'll help you strategize a course of action based on your manuscript and goals, curate a list of agents to query, and navigate the ins and outs of the process.

$50 per hour

Liz Lawson,

NYT Best Selling Author 

of The Agathas

"Incredibly knowledgable about plot and structure, Dante is a wizard at figuring out what exactly a story’s weaknesses are and how to fix them. Plus, she actually ENJOYS writing query letters (and is excellent at it)! Your work will shine."
 

Deborah Crossland, 

author of The Quiet Part Out Loud

"Dante should change her name to Plot Doctor because her specialty is finding the weak spots in any character or story arc and making them shine. You definitely want her eyes on your work!"

Hannah Sawyerr, 

author of Call Him By Name

“With Dante's industry expertise, I re-plotted my debut novel from start to finish, and re-wrote my query letter which ultimately let to nine offers of representation out of the twenty queries I sent. Dante knows how to effectively tell a story, and this is evident in the works of people who she has mentored as well as her own novels."