copy editing * developmental editing * proofreading * manuscript critique * chapter analysis

adult genres plus children's picture books, middle grade, YA, and NA
query letters * market research * consultation * cover image feedback * back cover synopsis * online book blurb * online bio * confidential beta readers from age six through adult

Services offered at Write for Success:

How is Write for Success different?
- Our services are personalized and comprehensive.
- Experience coupled with current marketplace and industry knowledge guide us.
- We have an established and extensive network of confidential beta readers.

Who are the editors at Write for Success?
Write for Success is a small collective of experienced editors all of whom are also published authors. 
We are detail-oriented and committed to providing quality editing services.
Located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Minneapolis, we have clients both locally and worldwide.  
Our editors works with self-publishing, freelance, and agented authors.
Let us keep you abreast of the current technical requirements and the rules of style.
Have your self-published book professionally proofread for grammar and style elements. 

Who should get a manuscript edited?

Whether you are a first-time writer, or a seasoned author, everyone needs another person’s perspective at some point in the process to take their work to the next level. Writers place a great amount of attention and intention into their words. Let us help you realize your dreams. 

Some of our clients belong to writing critique groups (which is an awesome first step!) but, at times, workshopping takes too long, or the level of feedback required isn't there. 

We review your project in its entirety and work with you to achieve what it is that you are after, whether that means self-publication, traditional publication, or any other goal.

In summary
Your writing is personal, editing should be too. We offer ongoing support throughout the process.
All levels of editing, for traditional or self-publishing authors, from creation to publication. Ourcollective of consultants provides years of professional experience to help writers at any level. With a home-base in the writing capital of the world, Hollywood, we have access to the best resources that we pass along for your success.  

Questions? Please email Christine Van Zandt at

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