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About me

I've been an editor at major publishing houses, and 15 years ago, I founded Martine Bellen Literary Services. I'll help you with your work from brainstorming plot or concept to fine-tuning language and everything in between.

Martine Bellen (Martine Bellen Literary Services)

Website
bookdoctorbellen.com/

Services

Critique
I review your manuscript and write an editorial letter with my thoughts on structure, plot, pacing, and characterization. I point out strengths and weakness in your novel and where work needs to be done. An hour follow-up phone call included.

$0.040 for each word.

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Developmental Edit
This service includes line and copy editing, margin notes to alert you to missing information, inconsistencies, and questions concerning character and plot development, a detailed editorial letter, and an hour phone call.

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$0.070 $0.063 for each word.

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Line Edit/Copy Edit
A copy edit is a fine-tuning before the manuscript is sent to an agent, publisher, or printer. I will also line edit your work, meaning I'll eliminate repetitive and verbose material and rework confusing writing.

$0.045 for each word.

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Copy Edit
A copy edit is a fine-tuning before the manuscript is sent to an agent, publisher, or printer. This type of edit focuses on spelling, grammar, syntax, punctuation, word use, and consistency of style according to the CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE.

$0.030 for each word.

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Mentor
I will be your mentor. That could mean brainstorming plot points with you, helping you work through writer's block, or guiding you through the publishing process.

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$150.00 $127.50 for per hour.

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Book Proposal Coach
I will help you develop and/or write your nonfiction book proposal. I will teach you how to write a proposal, edit what you have written, or write it for you. Having worked in the book-publishing industry, I know how to make your project marketable.

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$150.00 $127.50 for per hour.

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Structure Poetry Collection
Figuring out how to organize your poems to make them into a collection--a book--can prove trying. Having structured nine of my own books as well as those of numerous poets, I have much experience in this area.

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$150.00 $127.50 for an hour.

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