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writer, editorial services :
CC Yager
Yager Editing Services



Looking for someone to help you whip your manuscript into shape for submission to agents and publishers? I have extensive experience editing fiction and essays, and would love to help you.

If you live in the Twin Cities area, I can provide you with track changes editing to your specifications, separate written comments regarding structure, character development, pacing and setting, and will meet with you for 1-1.5 hours in a central location such as a coffee shop.

If you do not live in the Twin Cities area, I am available for online consulting via Skype and e-mail. I can provide you with track changes editing to your specifications, separate written comments regarding structure, character development, pacing and setting in a cover e-mail, and will speak with you via Skype phone or video call.

Kinds of projects I'm interested in editing: novels, short story collections, memoirs, screenplays, essays

years experience: 35+
rates: Rates available upon request. Rates dependent on type and page-length of project.

This writer is looking for an agent
Writing, Copywriting, Fiction writing, Developmental editing, Research, Line-editing, Copy editing, Proofreading
General fiction, Mystery, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Health, Essays, Screenplays, Memoir, Blogging
Started Freelance Editing business: Yager Editing
E-Publication of novel: PERCEVAL'S SECRET available at Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook Books, and Kobo International
Eyes on Life commentary blog under pen name Gina Hunter at
Monthly "Word Power" column for Minnesota Mensa's Mensagenda newsletter -- finalist for National Mensa award
The Successful Patient presentations
PERCEVAL'S SECRET A Novel of the Future
Eyes on Life commentary blog under pen name Gina Hunter
Anatomy of Perceval blog about "Perceval" series of novels, writing fiction, the writing life, and classical music
"Word Power" monthly column in Mensagenda from MN Mensa
Other Publication Credits: essays in Many Voices journal and the anthology Gifts from Our Grandmothers ed. by Carol Dovi (Crown, 2000), screenplay reviews posted at (2003-06)

Speculative fiction, near future suspense novel: published as an e-book at Amazon Kindle Store, B&N Nook Books and Kobo International

Categories: Speculative fiction; literature and fiction; mystery and suspense; international political intrigue; near future fiction

Synopsis: In June 2048, American Evan Quinn conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Vienna, Austria as Americans and Chinese conduct talks in that city about their economic relationship to prevent a global economic meltdown. Evan defects and brings a "Day of the Jackal" secret with him that could change the course of the talks and ignite a global war. Viennese Police Inspector Klaus Leiner, convinced Evan is an American spy, especially after CIA operative Bernie Brown takes an interest in him, organizes a surveillance operation to collect evidence for his arrest. Evan must stay ahead of the police and CIA while establishing his new life and music career. He believes he’s left America behind but has he? Whom can he trust? Finally, he realizes that his secrets could make him his own worst enemy or provide his best chance for survival.

BA in Music with study in Vienna, Austria

Further Education: Fiction class with Patricia Hampl at University of Minnesota; Fiction workshops (since 1980) with Will Weaver, Madison Smartt Bell, Mark Helprin, Laurie Taylor, Paulette Bates Alden and Carol Bly; Screenwriting class with Steve Larson at University of Minnesota

FRESSLY PRESSED (featured on home page) by for "Facing the Blank Page" from Anatomy of Perceval blog at

Freelance advertising copywriter: worked for the Minnesota Orchestra, and as a freelance editor and communications consultant for the Walker Art Center and Minnesota Composers Forum (now American Composers Forum)

Member of:
The Loft Literary Center, 1980 - present
Screenwriter's Workshop, 1997 - 2004, 2003 - 2006
International Thriller Writers, 2011 - 2013, 2011 - 2012 2009 -- present