an individual editor and consultant, Reynolds will read and evaluate
manuscripts of fiction and nonfiction for fee; he also will read
and evaluate screenplays or other written matter such as technical
writing and business related material. His services include marginal
line notes and a narrative response. A deeper edit with commentary
and specific suggestions for revisions is also possible. His rates
begin at $100 per hour and increase depending on the amount and
complexity of the work proposed. He also is available for ghostwriting
and rewriting, and fees are negotiable. A letter of contract is
required for all consultancies.
is also available to conduct workshops for writers, and he often
gives readings and lectures based on his own work or on the work
of others. His workshops range from practical instruction about
how to approach the publishing industry with completed manuscripts
to the fundamentals and elements of fiction and screenwriting. Fees
for these services are negotiable and depend on location and amount
of time involved in each activity.
hiring a consultant? Read "So You
Want Me to Make You a Writer," by Clay Reynolds.
original version of this article appeared in Poets and Writers Magazine,