In keeping with our educational mission and philosophy, PWN’s Editorial Services are designed to help you advance as a writer, no matter your experience or skill level.
Our professional editors—who hold advanced degrees and/or have extensive industry experience—not only help you revise, edit, and polish your work, but they also provide valuable guidance and instruction throughout the editorial process.
Our editors customize a unique approach that best meets the needs of you, the writer, your writing, and your goals.
PLEASE NOTE: When you submit your piece for a service, your editor may have additional recommendations. The editor will contact you with a proposal that may include additional fees that you can accept/reject.
We begin with a brief complimentary 15- to 20-minute phone conversation to learn about your project. All editorial projects are welcome—from poems and flash pieces to book-length projects.
After the consultation, we match you with the editor best suited for your project.
screening review – $150
Writer provides up to 25 pages of the work-in-progress, a brief synopsis including writer’s vision for the project, and proposed manuscript length. Editor provides sample edits on 8 to 10 pages, a one-page proposal to recommend services, and a 30-minute phone or video consultation.
After the Screening Review, we will recommend one of the following services, as well as provide a quote.
For those ready to move their manuscript toward publication, the editor reviews all aspects of the submitted draft, including overall effectiveness, plot structure, and prose style. The writer can expect heavy line edits and focused attention on both narration and characterization. This level of service is best suited to later-stage drafts that show great promise but could still benefit from an outside editorial eye.
copy editing & formatting
This is for the final stage of the manuscript and includes attention to grammar, punctuation, spelling, and any remaining issues of clarity. [Please note: It does not include fact-checking, which is the sole responsibility of the writer.] The editor can also format the document but it is up to the writer to request formatting style.
coaching & mentorship
For those seeking ongoing support, encouragement, accountability, and feedback—to help organize, develop, and complete writing projects. Writer and coach create a plan that makes the most sense for the project. It could include hour-long conversations or a combination of annotation of work/discussion. It is recommended that coaching be booked in blocks (three minimum) to better develop the writer/editor relationship. *Sessions need to be used within six months of purchase.
publishing & submission guidance
For those writers who have polished manuscripts stuck in the proverbial drawer, but don’t yet know where to submit their work. The editor evaluates publishing opportunities and options—including journals, agents, publishers, and contests. The editor could also review submission rejections and offer suggestions based on this prior feedback. This phase is more collaborative, requiring an initial email or phone chat, and then a series of quick follow-up conversations. *We do not guarantee publication, only knowledgeable assistance with your submission process.
manuscript review (flat rate)
(for book-length manuscripts and stand-alone prose)
For a flat fee*, our editor reviews the entire submission, making content-level annotations with a focus on characterization, pacing, structure, emotional engagement, and voice. The editor provides a one-page summative critique as well as a one-hour phone or video consultation to further discuss any recommendations.
*Please note, fees are based on Standard Manuscript Format (Times New Roman, 12-point font, and double line spacing).