Narrative Engineer Options for Support

I completely understand the hope that each project just needs minor tweaking or a polish -- this is every writer's wish. But constant revision is essential, especially in today's marketplace. Editors and agents don't have the time or staff anymore to "clean up" a book before going to market or press. It has to be as perfect as possible right out of the gate.

I helped one client get her book on the New York Times Bestseller List. Another became a Book of the Month Club Selection. Once we're done, your manuscript will be vastly improved. All fees are required in advance.

I normally charge $10/page for an in-depth close-edit of a memoir or novel. I carefully read the entire book and any supplementary material (synopsis, marketing plan, outline, et cetera). Option A includes reformatting (very important) to meet publishing industry standards (this can be a time-consuming, tedious, but crucial task). I also provide important conceptual/marketing notes.

If the project is already well-developed, conceptually sound and relatively free of typos, then I charge $7/page. But even this kind of project always needs some reformatting.

I can also do a $5/page General Consult. I read the entire book. I give conceptual notes with an eye toward easy fixes -- i.e. catching obvious "mistakes" that might cause an agent or publisher to say "No."
IMPORTANT: This includes general formatting notes -- but not actual reformatting!

All the above options might include suggested books, movies and stories relevant to your project to 1) help you better understand the current marketplace for this type of book and 2) aid in whatever revision you decide to do.

I provide weekly progress reports and usually turn everything around within 2-3 weeks after I receive it.

After we agree upon the best option for you, just PayPal me the quoted fee: (please list it as a "gift") and then e-mail me everything as a Word Doc.

Glad to answer any questions. I’m excited to work with you! I love what I do because I’m good at it.

Robert Morgan Fisher

Robert Morgan Fisher's fiction has appeared in The Arkansas Review, Red Wheelbarrow, The Missouri Review Soundbooth Podcast, The Dime Show Review, 0-Dark-Thirty, The Huffington Post, Psychopomp, The Seattle Review, The Spry Literary Journal, 34th Parallel, The Journal of Microliterature, Spindrift, Bluerailroad and many other publications. He has a story in the 2016 Skyhorse Books definitive anthology on speculative war fiction, Deserts of Fire. He's written for TV, radio and film. Robert holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. In 2017, he joined the faculty of Antioch University Santa Barbara's Low-Residency MFA Program, teaching Fiction, Creative Nonfiction and Screenwriting. He also develops courses and teaches for Antioch's online I2P Program and runs a weekly writing workshop for veterans with PTSD in conjunction with UCLA. He often writes companion songs to his short stories. Both his music and fiction have won many awards. Robert also voices audiobooks. (

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