“Marissa Stapley knows what makes good fiction and creative non-fiction work -- and that’s what makes her a great editor. She’s able to read any book and see it for what it’s meant to be, and she delivers her feedback with clarity, intelligence, and a keen understanding of the publishing industry. She’s also a lot of fun to work with!” Chantel Guertin, bestselling author
"The care Marissa takes, the attention to detail, and the way she delivers her feedback with such kindness and humour — it's everything.” Celeste Frenette; author, business coach, mentor
"Marissa has read early copies of my novels, and her keen eye, along with well-honed instincts on characters and pacing, has, in each case, made my books better. I am grateful for her thoughtful and helpful critiques!" Karma Brown, bestselling author of COME AWAY WITH ME and RECIPE FOR A PERFECT WIFE
As a full-time novelist and bestselling author, I offer my editing, coaching, and consulting services to a select number of clients a year. I'm currently booking for Winter/Spring 2020. Manuscript Editing Services Have you written a first draft of fiction or creative non-fiction and you know it needs polishing, but you aren't sure how to get it to where it needs to be? Have you lost faith in a second or third draft? Are you on what feels like draft forty-five and completely turned around? I'm now taking on the substantive editing of a limited number of manuscripts per year. Pricing starts at $1500 and is per standard-length (250-400 double-spaced pages) manuscript; package includes substantive editing and consultation. Mentorship/Coaching If you're in the midst of a draft, or have an idea you know is a book but you can't seem to get it off the ground, you may be in need of a writing mentor/coach. I'm now taking on a limited number of mentees per year. When this service is full, I will post an update here. Pricing varies per project.
Consulting: $100/hr Are you not sure what you need, but know you need help with your writing? I provide Skype, FaceTime or telephone SOS calls.
Email me for editing and mentorship pricing information or or to set up a consultation.