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writer : diane.glaz@gmail.com
Diane Glazman

For developmental editing:

My background as a writer, creative writing instructor, and former submissions reader and editor for a literary agent gives me a unique skill set with a deep understanding of both the art and business of writing. I also have the ability to convey to a writer what works and what doesn’t in a way that strengthens not only the manuscript, but the writer’s natural gifts as well.

I enjoy working with writers from varied backgrounds and experiences. My client base is diverse and international, hailing from locations throughout the world, and I am especially interested in working with writers from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Past and current clients include New York Times best sellers and Amazon top sellers.

I work with writers at every stage of the process from initial draft to final revision, and specialize in literary, upmarket, commercial, YA, contemporary women’s, erotica, and fantasy.

what I do
I look at big picture issues such as structure, voice, pace, information flow, intention and execution, narrative and character arcs, continuity, and reoccurring themes, images, and motifs, as well as more focused issues of language, repetition, transitions between scenes and chapters, subtext, and point of view. I provide clients with an extensive overview document as well as in-doc notes and am available to answer questions and provide clarification after the edit is completed.

?I don't see issues in a manuscript in terms of good or bad, or right or wrong, rather I seek to understand a writer's intentions and focus on whether the elements are working effectively and how, if the elements are not working, the manuscript can be strengthened based on what's already on the page. It's my job as an editor to help the writer figure out the best way to tell the story they want to tell. With my experience in the publishing industry, I know what's happening in the current marketplace and can help writers develop their work with an eye towards publication, no matter if their goal is traditional, small press, or independent/self-publishing.

2020 rates
First 50 Query Package Evaluation: $200
Review and feedback of your query letter, 1- or 3- page synopsis, and first fifty manuscript pages.

Full Manuscript Edit:
Under 80,000 words - $1,800
80,000 - 90,000 words - $2,000
90,000 - 100,000 words - $2,200
over 100,000 words - quote on per project basis

?All full manuscript rates include an additional five hours of consultation that can be used for brainstorming, reading of revised chapters, or Q & A.



This writer is looking for an agent
SKILLS
Fiction writing, Developmental editing, Book Doctor
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Upmarket, Contemporary women's fiction, New Adult, YA, Speculative/SF/F
TRADE REFERENCES
Working with Diane Glazman changed the way I think about my novel. She helped me pinpoint what wasn't working and envision a stronger, more compelling structure. Diane has a keen sense of storytelling and a discerning eye for themes. Besides being an incredibly talented editor, she is a kind, supportive and inspiring person. I can't recommend her highly enough! -- Olivia Katrandjian

I would totally recommend Diane Glazman-she gave me a most thoughtful and insightful read of my manuscript. The first agent I sent it to took me on -- Sheena MJ Cook

I am overwhelmed by the quality of your work. Your suggestions and insights have changed my relationship to my manuscript. I actually enjoy the revising process under your guidance. Your feedback gives me an invaluable conceptual scaffolding and a better understanding of my own work. Seriously, you are amazing and the most helpful person I have ever worked with. -– Missy Wilkinson

I owe you a huge debt of gratitude for your edit, for taking the book to a whole new level and being able to communicate concepts and structure and ideas that no one else had up to that point. You are really good at that. You are incredibly talented and really have a gift. I really do feel I owe you so much. –- Emily Drake Carpenter, Burying the Honeysuckle Girls (Lake Union Publishing, April 2016)

PROJECTS ON OFFER/ PROPOSALS AVAILABLE
What You'll Know Tomorrow

Born with a near-perfect memory, Matt has never forgotten anything until his older brother dies in a car accident. He wakes in damp clothes, knowing nothing beyond the moment his brother came into his room the night before. Trying to fill in the blanks, Matt discovers that, although he remembers everything perfectly, the truth is something completely different. Perfect recall is not perfect knowledge.

What You'll Know Tomorrow is upmarket fiction with YA cross-over potential.

I am an alumna of Squaw Valley Writers’ Workshop, Lit Camp, and Writers@Work. I hold an MFA in fiction from San Francisco State University and am a former student Artist-in-Residence at Recology (aka: the San Francisco dump), for which I created a gallery-show of visual and text-based artwork constructed from recycled and repurposed items brought to the dump’s public disposal area. My work has been published in several journals including CALYX and sparkle + blink. In addition, I am an award-winning photographer and former freelance writer with more than 250 by-lined articles published on a vast and random variety of topics including finance, travel, health, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Holocaust survivors, and the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and am a volunteer with the National Park Service's Mounted Patrol in the Marin Headlands.

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SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS

BookEnds Fellow 2019, SUNY-Stony Brook, mentored by Meg Wolitzer, Susie Merrell, and Fiona Maazel
Lit Camp, spring, 2013
Squaw Valley Fiction Workshop, summer 2012

MFA in Fiction, San Francisco State University
Vicki Hudson MFA Scholarship recipient
Student Artist-in-Residence, San Francisco Disposal and Recycling
Finalist, Nevada Arts Council Prose Fellowship (twice)
Recipient, Sierra Arts Foundation development grant
Recipient, Nevada Arts Council Jackpot grant
BA in Creative Writing and Literature, Binghamton University