I'm Julie Dinneen, a literary agent at D4EO Literary Agency, with many years of editorial, publishing and writing experience. Before I became an agent, I worked as a freelance book editor (and still sometimes do), an academic editor, a teacher and a professional writer. In my spare time I write fiction under a pen name and have had three novels published (HarperCollins).
WHAT I OFFER:
Query Letter and first ten pages: critique and edit
I'll offer feedback about how to improve and polish your query letter and the first ten pages of your manuscript. I'll make sure you are presenting a concise, well-constructed, error-free query letter. I'll offer suggestions about how to improve your pitch and the opening pages of your manuscript. Clean, well-presented work stands out from the crowd.
Manuscript evaluation and Reader report
I'll read your complete manuscript, making comments throughout, using Microsoft Word track changes. I'll comment on inconsistencies, problems with continuity, believability issues and other developmental and structural suggestions that arise as I read. I'll provide a 1-2 page report highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of your book, including feedback on plot, pacing, structure, voice, style and character development. I'll let you know what I think works and what needs attention. I'll offer my opinion about the marketabiliy of your project. I'll include recommendations for editing.
I'll read through your entire manuscript, fine-tuning with a professional eye. I'll ensure that the syntax of your writing is smooth, that your writing is grammatically correct and free of spelling errors, and that your punctuation is correctly placed. I'll comment on inconsistencies, repetitive words and highlight other stylistic suggestions as they arise. I use track changes as I edit. Please note that this is a fine-tuning and final polish for manuscripts that are complete and have most likely gone through several drafts. This service is ideal for writers who are ready to query agents or are intending to self-publish and would like to present their best work.
The majority of my time is dedicated to the work I do as a literary agent and the clients I represent. For this reason, I can only take on very select editorial projects.
Please note: if you contact me for editorial work, you are choosing not to query me and I cannot represent your work.
To find out more about my editorial services, please email me at: