Ashley Capes, a good friend and writing buddy, has recently launched Close Up Editing & Assessment, a service for fiction and poetry writers. Whether you’re looking for overall manuscript assessment, line-editing, or proofreading, he and his wife Brooke Linford have numerous editing, writing, teaching, and publication credits between them that they can put to use helping you get your work into the best possible shape.
I’ve been in a writing group with Ashley for nearly a year, and it’s been brilliant having access to his insight and technical knowledge. He has an excellent grasp of story structure, character, and an ear for prose that has helped me hone and tweak my second draft far beyond what I believe I would have been able to achieve alone.
If you’re trying to get a manuscript in shape for submission, or are planning to self-publish, I highly recommend considering Close Up Editing & Assessment.
A link to his blog post discussing the project: http://ashleycapes.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/close-up-editing-assessment-open-for-business-2/