Editing Services

Are you tearing your hair out over editing your manuscript? Is your book *almost* there but you’re not quite sure what it needs to cross the finish line? Are you wondering why your query isn’t getting enough responses?

I can help.

“What the heck do you know?” With over a decade in the publishing industry, I have a wide range of experience ranging from editing not just my own novels but also those of several critique partners. As the 2020 SCBWI Mentor, I helped my mentee get over the finish line with his novel and craft his query and synopsis, and he wound up with multiple agent offers. And my current side hustle is editing non-fiction educational textbooks.

I will work with you to get your book ready for submission and your query ready to take on the publishing world. Why suffer alone in silence when you can have a partner on this crazy, twisted path to publication?



Perfecting Your Pitch:

Query Critique Only……………………$100

Query + Synopsis (up to 10 pages) Critique…………………$250


Manuscript Doctoring:

Note: All potential clients must submit a sample (up to 3 chapters) for approval.

Full manuscript read, 1-2 pages of editorial notes, and 1-hour phone or video consultation

Up to 50k words………………..$550

50k to 75k words……………….$750

75k to 100k words……………..$950

100k to 125k words……………$1200

I do not accept manuscripts over 125k.

50% of payment is due upon execution of contract, remainder 50% due at the start of editing. Turnaround time for Perfecting Your Pitch packages is 1-2 weeks; for Manuscript Doctoring, 4-6 weeks, depending on length. Payment is accepted via PayPal or Venmo.

To inquire about services, please email me at nicolemaggiauthor@gmail.com.

But don’t take my word for it:

“After being critique partners for well over a decade, I can say without reservation that Nicole Maggi is an exceptional editor and storyteller. Her characters feel achingly real and she has a fantastic ear for dialogue. The world-building in her books is vivid and intimate, and her setting seem to wrap around you in a cozy embrace. She’s one of my favorite writers, and as an editor her feedback is always insightful, constructive, and invaluable.”

– Romina Garber, bestselling author of the Zodiac (under Romina Russell) and Wolves of No World series