Query Preparation

“Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing.” – Bernard Malamud

This is a cost-effective small edit for authors who need help ameliorating their manuscripts for the query process.

If your manuscript is accepted by a publishing house, they usually have their own editorial team to polish your manuscript before publication. This being acknowledged, you also want your manuscript to be as clean and engaging as possible before it lands in their submissions pile. EditElle will mark-up your document for obvious typos and grammatical errors during the initial read through, provide an initial reaction summary through a set block of questions, and address obvious structural errors. This is less in depth than an editorial assessment, but more detailed than a beta read, involving only one pass per round.


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"EditElle is sharp and while editing, holds the heart of your story in her very capable hands."

Elle's guidance, advice and patience put me at ease. I felt like I was still in command of my own creativity and my belief in my story and my ability to write well was reignited again. . . . Thank you, EditElle, for editing my very first manuscript and many more to come.

In the words of the great Stephen King “To write is human, To edit is divine.”

- Jodie Rawle, Muriwai, New Zealand

"Working with Elle has been a great experience."

She does a detailed and thorough job, explaining everything and adapting as needed for the project. I look forward to working with her on different projects this year.

- Daphne James Huff

"A million thanks to EditElle - Writing & Editing Services."

Winning your edit on Instagram made me sit down and write this book that had been brooding in my head. Thank you for working your magic.

- Ginny Stone

"Elle's been so supportive and enthusiastic about helping me with my work."

She's asked me some surprising yet thought provoking questions that have really got me thinking about my ideas and characters and deepened the world I'm creating.

- Helen Young

"EditElle provided a fast and thorough beta read for my short story."

Her feedback and suggestions assisted me in giving the story a more overall, consistent flow. Elle was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. As my writing career progresses, I look forward to continuing to utilize Elle's editing services.

- Mello Diamond

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