Services

John Langenfeld completed his MA in literature with a 3.8 GPA. Combine that with a bachelor’s in psychology, and you have a lover of words with an expert’s eye for detail and a profound understanding of what hooks the reader’s attention.

He offers a variety of top-notch services to help committed writers reach their goals and achieve their dreams. Whether you want to polish that manuscript before submitting it to the big leagues, or have stumbled over a knot in your plot, he can help you get where you aim to be. Pricing is simple and affordable. Just choose from the list below, send him an email at info@johnlangenfeld.com, and he’ll take it from there.

Genres

Memoir – Personal Essays – Craft Nonfiction

Short Stories – Novels

Proofreading

If your manuscript has already been critiqued or line edited, and you just want a professional’s eyes to scour it for typos, capitalization, grammar, misspellings, and punctuation faux pas, the proofreading service is the right choice.  You’ll receive a corrected copy of your manuscript, as well as a second copy containing the tracked revisions so you can make the final call.

  • 48 hours per 10,000 words   =   $0.030/word
  • 72 hours per 10,000 words   =   $0.028/word
  • 5 days per 10,000 words       =   $0.025/word

Manuscript Critique

You’ll receive a 2-6 page analysis of your work as a whole, and of key elements in particular, such as flow, pacing, voice, plot, narrative arc, dialog, and character development. With this invaluable insight, you’ll be able to pinpoint with laser accuracy what parts of your manuscript to revise, and how to go about it.

  • 48 hours per 10,000 words   =   $0.023/word
  • 72 hours per 10,000 words   =   $0.021/word
  • 5 days per 10,000 words       =   $0.019/word

Developmental Line Editing

This is the most substantive form of editing offered, and basically blends proofreading with manuscript critique. John goes line by line and makes corrects typos, capitalization errors, grammar mistakes, misspelled words, and punctuation gaffes. A second copy is provided that tracks suggested proofed revisions so you can decide what’s right for you. As well, a third copy of your manuscript is supplied with critical commentary in areas such as tone, style, point of view, character development, flow, and optimal sentence structure.

  • 48 hours per 10,000 words   =   $0.033/word
  • 72 hours per 10,000 words   =   $0.031/word
  • 5 days per 10,000 words       =   $0.029/word

Writing Coaching

Manuscript-Specific Coaching

 With manuscript-specific coaching, John will work one-on-one with you in the areas of your manuscript that you most want to improve upon. The prerequisite for these constructive sessions is the Manuscript Critique or Development Line Editing listed above. The coaching can be purchased by the hour, or in blocks of 5 or 10 hours at reduced rates. Discussions take place via phone, email, or Skype, depending on your preference.

  • Single Session   =   $55 Hourly
  • 5-Hour Block     =   $250 ($50/hour)
  • 10-Hour Bock    =   $450 ($45/hour)

Writer-Development Coaching

With writer-development coaching, you will choose an area of writing in general that you desire to grow in (e.g., character development, figurative language, choosing detail), and John will tailor reading and writing assignments that will spur your imagination, refine your skills, and internalize techniques that will enable you to reach your full potential. There is no prerequisite for this service. The coaching can be purchased by the hour, or in blocks of 5 or 10 hours at reduced rates. Discussions take place via phone, email, or Skype, depending on your preference.

  • Single Session   =   $55 Hourly
  • 5-Hour Block     =   $250 ($50/hour)
  • 10-Hour Bock    =   $450 ($45/hour)