The Book Doc offers help for writers seeking to publish or self-publish their books—editing, design and layout, ghostwriting, illustration, and consulting about the publishing world.
How will a potential publisher or agent see your work? Will you lose their interest on the first page because of a basic mistake? Are your characters effective? What is the novel or book about? These are the basic questions that an editor like the Book Doc can help with before you send your book out into the publishing world.
Publishers and agents see a lot of manuscripts, and in general they'll stop reading yours if you don't grab their interest quickly. On the other hand, you have to be careful about being too sensational or formulaic too soon, even if you're writing a book such as a thriller or detective novel. Finding the balance between convention and originality is often hard.
The Book Doc will read your manuscript from the point of view of a publisher, and try to help you see the strengths that need developing, and the weaknesses that need rewriting.