Megan offers developmental editing services for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and public-facing scholarly projects of all lengths. During a developmental edit, Megan examines your project's concept, content, organization, design, and style and offers line edits, margin notes, and an overall project critique as suggestions for improving your work in line with your vision for the piece.
Megan's pricing is based on the rates established by the Editorial Freelance Association. If you'd like a free project consult to discuss the scope of your project and get a project estimate, please contact her at email@example.com.
"Megan brought fresh, clear eyes to an early draft just when I needed them. In specific marginal comments, a multi-page memo, and a follow-up meeting she sharpened arguments, detected challenging spots, and offered encouragement where it was needed. I’m gratified and grateful to have had her eyes on my pages."
- Dr. Emily Bingham, author of the forthcoming My Old Kentucky Home: Singing About Slavery
Meg Pillow was an amazing editor to work with on my forthcoming Unlearning Eden poetry and prose project. Not only was she patient and knowledgable, but she really valued and appreciated my work. Her expertise helped shape my work like clay, turning draft piece into beautifully crafted, polished poems. The knowledge and wisdom about craft and technique Meg passed down was invaluable. I would most definitely consider hiring her again for future projects.
- Khalisa Rae, author of Ghost In A Black Girl's Throat
"Getting the chance to collaborate with Meg Pillow for The Audacity was an absolute dream. She is the definition of professional when it comes to navigating tight turnarounds and deadlines – the correspondence always comfortable, quick, and clear. As for her editing, that’s where Meg’s talent truly shines. She elevates every sentence down to the syntax and punctuation, not only honoring the source material, but thoughtfully and carefully pushing it further. I still gush to anyone who will listen about both her character and the quality of her work. In short, I became a better writer and a better person after my time with Meg. She is the best!"
- Paul Rousseau, author of “Public Safety” from his upcoming memoir The Messenger Always Gets Shot