Is Your Story the Best It Can Be?
Inkwater Press Opens Editors’ Full-Manuscript Analysis Service.
Inkwater Press has been publishing fine fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s books since 2007. With the careful eye of their resilient editors, award-winning books like Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History and Coping with Ash have been shelved in stores and libraries all across the world. Now, Inkwater editors are opening a new full-manuscript editors’ analysis service. Going beyond their usual focus on pre-publication copy- and line-editing, they’ve decided that it is time to help authors at all stages of the writing process. Have you just completed your first draft? Your third? Is there something about your story that doesn’t seem quite right? Inkwater’s professionals are here to help.
EditorHolly Tri holds a BAS in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Her editing experience spans various genres, from poetry and fiction to memoir and children’s books, as well as promotional and educational materials. She is a published fiction writer with a passion for ancient and medieval history. Holly has edited over 100 books and boasts nearly a decade of experience. She’s polished the award-winning Journey and best seller From Chicago to Vietnam.
EditorAndrew Durkin is a composer and writer from Portland, Oregon. Not only does he hold a PhD in English from USC, he is the author of Decomposition: A Music Manifesto which was published by Pantheon. Los Angeles Magazine included Decomposition in its list of the “Best Little Music Books of 2014.” With over 50 Inkwater books under his editing belt, Andrew Durkin is especially proud to have polished the award-winning titles Coping with Ash (Michael Scott Curnes) and The Monk Woman’s Daughter (Susan Storer Clark).
Cost: $500 (up to 60,000 words); $100 for each additional 15,000 words
The following is what your editors’ analysis will contain when returned to you:
- Title Evaluation – Is the title going to grab the attention of the potential reader? Is the title appropriate for the book or manuscript?
- Structure Evaluation – Is the book structured in a way that allows for the narrative to be the best it can be?
- Chapters – Is the book divided into logical and appropriate sections?
- Length of the work – Is the length of the work appropriate for the intended target market?
- Character Development ( if appropriate) – Is the character development adequate for the story?
- Dialogue (if included) – Is the dialogue easy to follow? Is it punctuated for ease in reading? Is it realistic?
- Conclusion– Final analysis, suggestions, and recommendations