Manuscript Migration

When the Winds are changing…

You may have tens of thousands of words strung together, so your story is mostly on the page. Whew – what an incredible feeling! But after writing and writing and writing, it’s at this point you might be wondering…

  • None of this looks like I thought it would when I started – what do I do?
  • Am I missing key scenes?
  • Is the manuscript too long, too short, or just right?
  • How do I write the ending for this thing?
  • Why did I start this in the first place?

You love stories, and you have one to tell, but… now what?

It might be time For a Manuscript Migration.

Work with a seasoned professional who understands your work and can give you the attention, feedback, and creative space you need to strengthen your story.

Manuscript Migration Package

Take in a fresh perspective and Elevate your work to a whole new Territory.

  • Get an insightful and experienced editor to analyze your work through the lenses of genre, point of view, theme, and story arc
  • Clarify the fundamental message you want the reader to take from your work
  • Gain clear guidance on what’s working and how it can be improved
  • Finish a manuscript draft that is a clear expression of your story, your message, and your talent

Our Charted Course

The Manuscript Migration Package breaks down into 4 steps:

  1. First, we’ll identify the types of critiques and outcomes you desire
  2. Then, I’ll apply tried-and-true editing tools to analyze the manuscript, adding comments, notes and highlights directly in the document
  3. Next, we’ll dig in to your questions and the analysis during a one-hour phone consultation
  4. After that, you’ll receive straightforward recommendations for improvements in a “Next Steps” summary

From there, you’ll move forward with clarity and a global, big-picture view of your manuscript and its genre.

Wondering if this is the right for for you and your manuscript? Schedule a free consultation with me to find out.

Client Success Stories

“One hour with Maria helped me crystallize an idea for a novel I had brewing in my head for years. Before our initial meeting, I sent her a few notes and pages of a story I had stopped and started writing many times. She came to our meeting prepared and ready with questions, and in…

Focus and Fly with Robin Get-Ready

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Package Particulars


  • Initial consultation and success planning with Maria (30min)
  • Annotated manuscript with comments and suggestions
  • Analysis and opportunity exploration session with Maria (60min)
  • “Next Steps” recommendation summary


4-6 weeks



*Discounted rates for Hatching Season are available to Manuscript Migration clients.

How much of my manuscript do I need to have written?

A minimum of 30,000 words, and no more than 80,000, including essential scenes to express the current story arc from inciting incidents through resolution.

When do I send you my manuscript?

Your manuscript will be due at least 4 weeks prior to the Analysis and opportunity exploration session.

How do I get started?

Book a free consultation with me to discuss your manuscript and learn more about how we can work together.

Change your Direction

The Manuscript Migration Package can give you the space and perspective to assess their work, celebrate its strengths, and make clear, focused revisions that will uplift your manuscript to higher heights.

  • Bring your story together and engage your readers
  • Strengthen key scenes according to genre, theme, and the essential elements of story structure
  • Get positive feedback and actionable steps to polish your work
  • Be excited to get back to the page, filled with fresh ideas and confidence in your writing

Looking for a Great Editor?

Whenever you’re writing, there always are two creations in the making: the story itself, and who you become in the process.

An editor who understands the writing life, the manuscript, and can give clear, motivating guidance is what writers need to become authors.

Schedule your free 30-minute conversation to connect with a seasoned professional and come away energized to fill the empty page again.