You’ve finished a short story, novelette, novella, or novel. It’s time to polish your work for submission or self-publication.
But, if you’re honest with yourself, you’re not so good at it. Although you’ve done all you know to improve your work, you’re still underpublished—still not getting the acceptance emails you long for.
Hey, we all know getting published is tough. But is the quality of your storytelling and writing prompting rejection?
In today’s competitive world of publishing, how do you gain that extra edge?
I’ve been a professional writer, editor, and publisher for over 35 years. Besides being the editor and publisher at Dark Cloud Press, I’m a published writer. With a BA in English and an MFA in fiction writing, I can give your manuscript the attention it deserves:
To understand each of these services and their relationship, see What Do You Need on the Fiction Editing Spectrum?
Editing consists of a careful reading of your manuscript to determine:
I return your manuscript file (Microsoft Word) containing my notes and mark-up with a cover email. I’ll point out opportunities for improvement, suggestions for future self-editing, and helpful resources.
I’m committed to shaping and polishing your work—moving you closer to getting published.
Are you ready to take your dark fiction writing to the next level?
* Lee is happy to edit your horror, dark fantasy, dark mystery, dark crime, and thriller stories. He does not work on poetry, sci-fi, high fantasy, or romance.
“Lee’s detailed suggestions and command over sentence construction allows for self-taught and inexperienced writers to learn more about the craft itself. Lee is kind, willing to answer any questions, and is a wellspring of resources. His guidance helped me develop self-editing habits that I can take and continue to grow.”—D.W., Oregon
“Lee’s manuscript evaluation not only helped justify why he recommended certain aspects of my story be changed, but he also took the time to recommend craft books to help my writing improve. Would absolutely recommend his services, and I hope to work together again in the future.”—H.M.R., New Mexico