Valerie Ihsan

author, editor, mom, dog lover, adventurer, person



I specialize in Manuscript Reviews. I will read your manuscript (with special affinity for literary mainstream and memoirs) looking for plot holes, story questions, emotional arcs, and general flow.

You will receive a report of my professional findings and constructive criticism, as well as a shorter book review suitable for putting on your webpage or GoodReads. This service is available for $400.

I copy/line edit and proofread manuscripts, personal essays, screenplays, proposals, web content, and college admission papers. My hourly rate is $40. A "per project price" can be quoted with a writing sample from you. I no longer do developmental editing.

Consultations, or meet-n-greets, are free.

I'm available for follow-up discussions regarding the work I've done for you. This can be accomplished via Skype, phone, email--or in person for my local clients.

If you'd like a free copy of my Writing and Publishing Checklist--the one I use for each of my manuscripts, please enter your email below and you'll also receive occasional invitations and free stuff.