Laurie Marr Wasmund
Writing can be a lonely endeavor, but creating something that results entirely from your vision and craftsmanship is worth it. Whether you need advice in order to take your creativity to the next level, are ready to market and publish, or are looking for ideas on how to create your project, a seasoned editor can help.
Laurie Marr Wasmund has thirty years of experience in the area of writing, coaching, and mentoring writers. She has worked as a researcher, editor, ghost writer, freelance writer, and college instructor, and she has both participated in and led writing critique groups. She often appears at writers’ conferences, where she offers sound advice to both beginning and advanced writers.
She is the author of two novels, My Heart Lies Here, a novel of the Ludlow Massacre, Clean Cut: A Romance of the Western Heart, and the award-winning White Winter Trilogy.
Below are the services offered by lost ranch books editing:
In-Depth Editorial Review. This service is for manuscripts that are virtually completed and ready for submission/publication. It is most productive after writers have completed several drafts and feel that their product is at the highest level that they can attain. The purpose of an editorial review is to find ways to bring the manuscript to the next level and to help the author develop his/her own personal style.
The editorial review includes 10-12 pages of notes on character and plot development, narrative effectiveness, dialogue, and scene/story structure and organization. It also offers on-page editorial suggestions for polishing and perfecting draft.
First 3 Chapters (up to 60 pages): $400
Manuscript (up to 85,000 words): $1,200
Overall Stylistic Review. This service is for a manuscript that is a “work-in-progress.” It includes 4-6 pages of notes and analysis that consider character and plot development, narrative effectiveness, dialogue, and scene/story structure and organization. The objective is to bring clarity to writing process with suggestions for improvement of personal style.
First 3 Chapters (up to 60 pages): $350
Manuscript (up to 85,000 words): $900
Copy Editing/Proofreading. This service includes editing /proofreading for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style, and checking for consistency of mechanics compatible with published manuscripts.
$60 per hour
*Industry standards set the number of words per page at 250. Manuscripts must be double-spaced.