Show your book project in the best possible light.

Marc offers a wealth of services to ensure your manuscript is polished and ready to submit to a literary agent. Whether you need manuscript editing or help with query letters and book proposals, Marc can help. Marc is a member of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES).

Manuscript Editing and Critique

Fiction and nonfiction. Marc edits all genres of fiction and nonfiction. Before committing to a manuscript editing job, Marc can perform a test edit, where he’ll edit a small sample of your work at a specified price. This gives you a chance to look at the edits and see if you’d like to continue the project and lets Marc know if the project is a good fit.

Price: $6/page for up to 199 pages, $5/page for 200+ pages

Reader Report

Fiction and memoir. A reader’s report is a 1-2 page summary of a manuscript’s main plot points and its commercial potential. Typically used by agents and publishers, a reader report is a good way to discover which parts of the story are working and which aren’t. You’ll get suggestions on changes you might make to strengthen the story.

Price: .007/word

Query Critique

Fiction and memoir. A query letter is a one-page letter that explains to an agent what your book is about. The goal of the query is to get an agent to request a sample chapter of your book. Marc will provide a query critique that includes a thorough review with line edits and feedback. A second review after you’ve made Marc’s edits is included in the cost.

Price: $50

Synopsis Critique

Fiction and memoir. The synopsis is a brief summary of the story, written so an agent can get a quick overview of the plot. A review of your novel’s synopsis includes feedback and a second review following your revision. One page, single-spaced.

Price: $50

Book Proposal Editing and Critique

Nonfiction. Unlike fiction, where you must submit a finished manuscript, selling a nonfiction book requires a book proposal. Think of it as the plan that explains your project, identifes the potential audience, spells out why you’re the one to write it, and shows how you will promote it. It also includes 2-3 sample chapters. Marc has written a book proposal that received interest from multiple literary agents. He’ll make sure your book proposal is ready to submit, including a review of spelling and grammar.

Price: Billed by the hour. Contact Marc for more information.

Freelance editor Marc Librescu provides manuscript services.
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