Query Letter and Synopsis Critiques

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Testimonials for Jane’s work

I wanted to let you know I’ve officially signed with Liz Winick Rubenstein! Thank you again for all your help and for being so quick to get back to me when I was clueless. —Aussa Lorens

Thank you for helping me with the query that got me Chip MacGregor as an agent. Now the book, Al Shabah, is releasing. Not bad for a debut author from a small town in Lebanon. You are the best coach in the business. —A.E. Sawan

My book, The Whole Pregnancy, just got a publishing deal with Skyhorse Publishing out of New York. I really found your advice helpful, so I just wanted to thank you! —Aimee Aristotelous

The query you edited earned me a request for a full read last week which resulted in an offer this week! I’ve secured representation with Trident Media Group. —Gale Massey

Just wanted to share the good news that my book, Running with Raven, came out today from Kensington Press. Thanks for your guidance in getting me here. —Laura Lee Huttenbach

As I imagine it is for most first-time writers, putting together a query and synopsis can seem like a daunting and frustrating task. It’s easier to write an 80,000+ word novel than it is to squeeze the story down to just a few paragraphs in a way that captures the book’s essence. To this end, Jane’s expertise was invaluable. Her knowledge and patience made the process not only a great learning experience, but a pleasurable one also. She put me at ease immediately, responded to all my questions in a timely, informative manner and always gave me the impression that she was personally invested in my project rather than just collecting a paycheck. I opted for the full novelist’s package and I must say it was worth every penny. I would do it again without hesitation. —Francisco Molina

After months and months and months of querying and rejection, I sought Jane’s help because I trusted her. With years of industry-experience backed by loads of market research, she helped me to root out the elements of my submission materials that agents and publishers wanted to see. Within a week of working with Jane, one of my top-choice agencies contacted me requesting pages. —Ted Wesenberg

Having been a beer-money-making self-published author, I was too familiar with the query letter rejection email. Some might say numb to the process. But with my recent manuscript, I was hellbent on flipping the script and piquing an agent’s interest. Jane helped cross that off my bucket list. She was easy to work with and very responsive to our set deadlines. Her edits were easily explained and understood. It was the best money I’ve spent in a long while and I received my first ever positive response not 90 minutes after hitting send on a query email. The request for my first 50 pages won’t put me on the Times bestseller list, but it let me know that my query letter did exactly what I needed. —Ken Harris

I worked with Jane as my editor/consultant on the query letter for my novel, as well as its synopsis. I now think of Jane as the Ferrari of editors—a true pro. She’s a crisp and succinct coach, she’s incredibly responsive and effective, and she’s very pleasant to work with in general. She earned my trust quickly and I can’t recommend her highly enough! —Rich Turgeon

Jane was an absolute pleasure to work with. She provided clear and concise insights into the world of publishing, offering invaluable knowledge, specifically pertaining to the submissions process. Jane’s professionalism and punctuality were absolutely refreshing. Working with Jane is a no-brainer for any writer looking to get published. —Greg Labe

Thank you so very much for your expertise in revising and finesse in polishing the query. It would not be the same without your input. —Linda Noble

I’ve reviewed the edits and believe you have done a great job. My wife (and best critic) agrees! You shortened the synopsis while preserving the critical parts. —Richard Coico

I like the changes you made. The query is 100% clearer and right to the point now. I learned a lot about writing a query letter from your lecture from the Great Courses. It prompted me to seek out your help with my query letter. I’m so glad I did, you’re a genius. —Ariana Fae

I can’t thank you enough. Of all the critiques and edits I’ve had in the past—and there have been tons—your methods are the most impressive. Your work is professional and excellent. —Marlene Bell

Your input and experienced eye has been enormously helpful in getting me out of the storyteller mode and into a pitch mode. —Stephen Foehr

I’m comfortable with your revisions and greatly appreciate your help. I will call on you for other projects. Thanks again. —Lewis Cook

Jane, thank you for everything. You made a meaningful difference in what I’m sending out. Really, your help was invaluable. —Tom King

Thanks so much for your work. Your ability to take what I sent you and turn it in to a quality query letter is simply amazing. I think writing a query is in many ways more challenging than writing the novel itself. —Stephen Terrell

Just wanted to let you know a publisher has already asked for a manuscript! Woohoo! Thanks for your help. I feel like I’m starting off on the right foot having consulted with you. —Lauren Heintz