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 $15/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 $10/page. But even this kind of project always needs some reformatting.

I can also do a $8/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.

After I evaluate your Word Doc manuscript and we agree upon the best option for you, just Zelle me (preferred) using my phone: 310-502-4687 PayPal (list as “gift” so they don’t ding us) and VenMo both use by my e-mail:

I provide weekly progress reports and turn everything around asap depending on the project.

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

Morgan Fisher won the 2018 Chester Himes Fiction Prize, was shortlisted for the 2019 John Steinbeck Award and Runner-up for the 2021 Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Prize. His fiction and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals including The Saturday Evening Post, Upstreet, Pleiades, Cowboy Jamboree Magazine, Storyscape Journal, Teach. Write., The Wild Word, The Arkansas Review, Red Wheelbarrow, The Missouri Review Soundbooth Podcast, Dime Show Review, 0-Dark-Thirty, Psychopomp, The Seattle Review, The Spry Literary Journal, 34th Parallel, The Journal of Microliterature, Spindrift, The Rumpus, Bluerailroad and many other publications. He’s written for TV, radio and film. Robert holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and is currently on the teaching faculty of Antioch University in several capacities. Since 2016, Robert has led the UCLA Wordcommandos, an acclaimed twice-weekly writing workshop for veterans with PTSD. He often writes companion songs to his short stories. Both his music and fiction have won many awards. Robert also voices audiobooks. (

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

I also help with book proposals for a flat fee.

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