Bluebird Works

Greetings, creative friends! Are you looking for editorial guidance? In the middle of a tough project and need a bird’s eye view? With more than two decades of experience as an editor and published author, I’m ready to help.


Based on a thoughtful review of your project, I’ll provide a thorough report, outlining your story’s specific and general strengths and weaknesses, along with suggestions for improvement. I will also provide some line edits and a follow-up call or email conversation when necessary.


The starting fees* for this editorial diagnostic are as follows:

picture books: $750

chapter books: $2500

middle grade novels: $3500

*Final quote to be determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to word count and story complexity.


Please submit queries to me ONLY through email, at Queries should include a cover letter (which should include a BRIEF synopsis of your work, your writing and publishing experience, whether you are a member of SCBWI, and the names of any published authors, agents, or editors who might vouch that you’re a committed writer and upstanding human) and an attached Word document containing the full picture book or chapter book manuscript or the first ten pages of your middle grade novel, double spaced and in 12-point Times New Roman. Any queries that do not subscribe to these rules will be discounted.

Please note that I am not considering non-fiction or young adult novels at this time.

I will respond to all queries within 6-8 weeks. I reserve the right to decline what might not be my cup of tea, even if it’s a promising manuscript; if I don’t respond to your work, I’m probably not the right person to help you with it.


If you have any other questions, please drop me a line at

Looking forward to hearing from (and perhaps even working with) you!