Truly free editorial services.
Yes, you read that right. Fletcher Editorial is a 100% free service for fantasy authors. See “Pitch Your Book” if you are looking for developmental editing, line editing, or proofreading services for your manuscript.
Who are you, and why are you doing this?
I am a developmental editor for one of the Big Five publishers, and I currently work for an imprint that publishes history books. I am hoping to transfer to my company’s fantasy imprint. I am offering free editorial services to increase my exposure to fantasy manuscripts, and to have examples of work to point to in my negotiations.
I have a thousand half-finished books I want to send you…
Since I am volunteering large amounts of time for this free service, I only accept select manuscripts. Please visit “Pitch Your Book” for more information.
Learning how to pitch your manuscript is an essential skill for any author, so I have included tips on the “Pitch Your Book” page.
Does this mean you will publish my book?
I want to be very clear: I am not offering these services through my employer. Working with me does not guarantee that one of the Big Five houses will publish your book.
I am offering to take your book through most of the editorial process that you would encounter with a publisher. I will work with you to being your manuscript to a final polish so that it’s ready to submit to an agent or a publisher. I will also give you tips for pitching your manuscript, working with an editor, and generally working with a publisher. I do not guarantee that your book will be accepted by a publisher.
I want to work with you, but my book falls into _____ genre.
I am most interested in working with fantasy authors right now. However, if your book dips into science fiction, magical realism, or historical fiction, please feel free to pitch it to me for consideration.