I will be a TOUGHLOVE Beta Reader for your book

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You get the impression very quickly at the very high competency level you're dealing with with HCHogan. No need to get into examples, seek out her services or speak with her and you'll know what I'm talking about. Which is my wordy way of saying, recommend!
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be a TOUGHLOVE Beta Reader for your book
be a TOUGHLOVE Beta Reader for your book
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Description Quick Sampler Opening Hook Full Detox
  A great option for writers wanting to sample the developmental editing experience. Is chapter one hooking the reader? I'll focus on your character empathy and plot intrigue. A longer sample provides deeper insights into 40+ potential story elements.
Feedback is suggestions about how a text's style, content and readability can be improved.
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About This Gig

**Editor of multiple Amazon BESTSELLING Novels**

 This gig is for fiction / memoir writers who are serious about taking their work to a commercial level. If you are not ready for professional criticism then it is not for you. All non-fiction (aside from memoir) will be cancelled if ordered. 

Beta reading includes:

  • In-line comments inserted into the manuscript regarding: story arc, characterization, plot, pace, tone, clarity, structure and if you've adequately 'hooked' the reader. 

  • A short report of ideas and suggestions on how to improve weak spots. I don't just highlight issues, but offer specific examples and solutions.

I specialize in long-form narrative genres including Romance, YA, NA, Sci-Fi, Political Intrigue, Action, Fantasy and Memoir. No children's (under 13 years) or short stories, sorry!

I'm a full-time bestselling fiction editor and ghostwriter. My work and life have been featured in The Guardian (UK) and Novelists Inc, an exclusive association for multi-bestselling authors.  

Please contact me for a quote if you have a custom word count, or 'try before you buy', with a $10, $20 or $30 trial.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you edit non-fiction?
    I specialize in narratives, or manuscripts that follow a story. Many projects I edit are non-fiction; particularly memoirs, or books based on true stories. Having said that, I don't edit-self help, textbooks, or other non narrative works. Confused? Feel free to send me a message about your project.
  • I already have a good story. Do I need a developmental editor?
    YES. I am a professional writer, and I know I write great commercial stories. But I still have a developmental editor to show me the creative issues with my work that I'm too close to see. Plot holes, weak characters, flat dramatic moments; a developmental editor will make a good book, a great one.
  • Do you edit full length novels?
    YES, in fact 90% of the work I do is with 50,000 to 150,000 word manuscripts. Simply send me a message with your word count and project details, and feel free to also attach your first chapter. I'll then perform a sample edit to demonstrate my work, as well as provide you with a quote and timeline.