Zoe Quinton

 MY Services

I help writers tell and sell their stories


Editorial Assessment

Uncover the Potential of Your Manuscript with a Comprehensive Editorial Assessment

Embark on your writing journey with my Editorial Assessment service. Receive a detailed letter offering insightful feedback on the key elements of your manuscript – from plot and characterization to dialogue and pacing. This assessment will highlight crucial areas for improvement, providing specific examples to guide your revisions. While not exhaustive, this service gives you a high-level overview, ensuring your story’s core elements are strong and compelling. It’s the first step towards refining your narrative and bringing your vision to life.

Full Developmental Edit

Transform Your Manuscript with In-Depth Developmental Editing

Take your manuscript to the next level with our Full Developmental Edit. Building on our Editorial Assessment, this service dives deeper into your work. You’ll receive comprehensive feedback, including detailed questions and in-manuscript examples that challenge and inspire. I’ll work closely with you, offering tailored advice to enhance your storytelling. From intricate plot details to character development, my approach ensures every aspect of your manuscript is polished and powerful. Perfect for writers seeking a thorough, transformative editing experience.

Publishing Consultation

Navigate the Publishing Landscape with Confidence – Expert Consulting Services

Stuck on a certain writing question, writing a query letter, or mapping out the next steps in your publishing career? I am here to guide you. Leveraging my decades of industry experience, my consultations include ongoing support aligned with your specific publishing ambitions. With my guidance, you’re not just preparing a manuscript for submission; you’re journeying towards making your publishing dream a reality, equipped with expert advice and tailored strategies.

Testimonials & Featured Clients

"I just wanted to thank you for giving me feedback on the first fifty pages of my work...Your input made my editor and I realize there was too much backstory up front, especially in Chapter One. We are now working on revising the story. Chapter One has now gone from seven pages to one and a half. I didn’t think it was possible, but it works! After this pass, I’m sure I will have something I will be proud to show agents."

Barb Cottrell, author

“Zoe is the book whisperer. She has a wealth of knowledge about the publishing industry and knows what agents and publishers want. I highly recommend Zoe for any writing projects.”

– Ursula Ringham, Book Author

"Zoe is an extremely smart and talented publishing professional. She worked with me on the book launch for one of my novels. She has the intelligence and creativity and calm to help you tame the creative and publication beast. You are in good hands."

– Douglas Abrams, Author and Agent

"Zoe Quinton is a gifted editor with a true eye for the craft. Her thoughtful, insightful edits on my manuscript allowed me to take the story to the next level. Because of our partnership I was able to sign with one of my top choices in literary agents—I cannot recommend her services highly enough.”

– Erica Ruth Neubauer

"Authors don’t want just to be read—we want to deliver books with impact, which read impeccably well. To that end, anything that would get in the way of our message and meaning should get pruned with exceptional care and expertise. To be a great editor, one must first be an astute reader, which is why when you trust Zoe with your manuscript or outline, rest assured you'll remove that which might get in your way, or find suitable replacements. In this regard, you'll have done one right thing to help you reach your goal of not only being read but genuinely being well-received.”

– NYT-bestselling author