A story consultant is what some people refer to as a “book or script doctor,” and as the name implies, my main responsibility is to help screenwriters, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers identify and fix potential ‘problems’ within a story or writing project and then effectively communicate suggestions and solutions to the writer(s).
My book manuscript coverage includes a synopsis*, objective and constructive analysis to give you an idea of what’s working and what may need improvement, and real-time connections so that we can have a dialogue — an actual give-and-take — about your work. It’s not my place to rewrite your story, but to help you identify themes, and voice, consistency, and other intricate moving parts of a professional writing project. You want to put your best foot forward, and engaging with someone of my skill and background can only make you better.
I accept your book/manuscript in electronic format (PDF, Word, ePub, MOBI, etc.) or you may snail mail a printed book/manuscript. If you’d like the printed book back, please include a self-addressed envelope or packaging which includes pre-paid postage or Fedex/UPS/DHL account number.
I focus on professionalism, quality, and unbiased, constructive input from a well-qualified, award-winning writer, editor, and proofreader. You work one-on-one with me, not a stable of readers who are only interested in getting through as many scripts as they can, and quickly. I read thoroughly and intensively to provide you with the best constructive feedback and outstanding return for your money.
I have worked with some of the thoroughbreds in the industry:
- Clyde Phillips (Dexter, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Nurse Jackie, Suddenly Susan)
- James Cameron (Avatar, The Terminator, Titanic, Strange Days, The Abyss)
- Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black, The Tick, Fantasy Island, Get Shorty, Out of Sight)
- Jim Carrey (30 Rock, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Bruce Almighty)
- Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Proposal)
- James Franco (127 Hours, The Disaster Artist, Alien: Covenant, 11.22.63)
Please note that 1 page = 250 words (novels/story only)(industry standard)
Fiction: Mainstream, literary, horror, thriller, mystery/suspense, science fiction, fantasy, and young adult.
Creative Nonfiction: Memoir, essays, poetry, articles.
Other: Admission essays, graduate theses, term papers, and other academic works.