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Contact: fholt@telusplanet.net

 

 

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transparent gifdownload print copy - Manuscript Guidelines

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transparent gifAll writers need help. Faye offers critiques for:
transparent gif• memoirs
transparent gif• autobiography
transparent gif• biography
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transparent gif• other nonfiction (articles or books)
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transparent gifShe will not critique film or theatre scripts, fantasy, horror, romance, poetry or contemporary fiction.

transparent gifFeedback includes comments on:
transparent gif1. manuscript format, content, style, organization, strengths, weaknesses and possible improvements
transparent gif2. technical or language problems but not line-by-line — copy editing — unless separately negotiated
transparent gif3. markets if apparent; acceptance by a publisher not guaranteed. Publisher’s editor may require further changes
transparent gif4. responses to three questions submitted with your manuscript
transparent gifBefore sending your work, email Faye to query her availability. Include:
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transparent gif• summary of content (paragraph for short works, 1 page for books)
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Fees (Canadian funds, please add GST)
transparent gifPrepayment (by cheque, money order or paypal) is required
transparent gifUnder 2500 words (10 pages) – $ 75 plus GST
transparent gif2501-5000 words – $150 plus GST
transparent gifMore than 5000 words - $150 (1st 20 pages) plus $2 each additional page. Email five sample pages from manuscript when querying longer works and indicate use of footnotes and bibliography. Complex or challenging project may be assessed at a higher rate
transparent gifAverage turn around time - 6-8 weeks from date received but also depends on manuscript length
transparent gifIf she is available and agrees, she will email additional questions, directions and timeline

Format (Fees are based on your use of requested format):
transparent gif1. Use Word 2007 or Wordperfect 2010 or earlier only, no pdfs
transparent gif2. Include a cover page with a working title, number of words, your name, address, email and phone number
transparent gif3. Double space entire document. Do not single space and double space between paragraphs
transparent gif4. Use Courier 10 or Times (CG, New, Roman) 12 pt, nothing smaller
transparent gif5. Margins one inch on all sides. Do not justify the right margin. Place title and page numbers in header

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