I know how impossible it is to identify if a book is on track or why it's just not working. Sometimes you'll go back to your manuscript and bask in the glory of your terrific writing, and other days you'll just want to throw the whole thing in the shredder because what were you thinking?
But fear not! I am here to help.
Having written many young adult novels and experienced both the publishing and self-publishing worlds, I believe we will make an unstoppable team. My passion is YA fiction for both younger and older readers and having spent many years on Movellas (a writing community for teenagers), I am confident in what gets them excited.
When you're confident about your characterisation and plot but aren't sure how to get the overall message or tone of the book across, a line edit can be a huge help. I'll look at sentence construction, word choice, and overall voice line by line and get into the nitty-gritty of your work to make every sentence have the impact it should.
If you're confident in your book but not so confident with its characters or plot, a developmental edit can do wonders. Looking at plot, characterisation, pace, themes, tone, voice, and setting, a developmental edit will give you confidence and inspiration to continue perfecting your masterpiece.
Prices are assuming a word count of 50,000 - 100,000 words. If your project is under or over, let me know and I will adjust prices accordingly.
"Molly is great. She's friendly, professional, has an eye for detail and isn't afraid to let you know what needs improving on your book. Her aftercare is superb; she always answers emails in detail and takes the time to explain things. I've used other editors and they either miss things or don't offer any help after they've completed their task. This is what sets Molly apart from the rest.
I'll definitely be coming back for more editorial services, and I can highly recommend her. Five stars!"
- Leo Romero, Author of Fanghunters
"Molly Looby is naturally detail-oriented, a quick reader, and has a real strength in proofreading. Not only is Molly an amazing writer, she is more specifically an exceptional editor and her skills, knowledge of grammar, and quality work are worth commending!"
- Skye Smith, Community Manager at Movellas