My job is to make your words and stories as sharp as they can be. I offer a wide range of services from a full manuscript edit, to sensitivity reads, to comp title research in the YA and MG audience bracket.
I look out for content, grammar, structure, character and plot development, consistency, and any other concerns you raise to me upon our first conversation.
To see what I can do for you, or to learn more, visit my Services page.
My name is Megan Manzano and I wear many hats in the publishing world. I currently work dual roles as a marketer for Trade books and an Agent Apprentice at the Corvisiero Literary Agency. I previously mentored for the Pitch Wars class of 2018.
I've spent several years learning the ropes about editing and what can help make a manuscript shine. I have experience with authors in all stages of their career, whether they're querying, preparing to self-publish, or just don't know the next steps for their story. When I'm not editing, I'm working on my own stories, blogging, traveling, and crying over a good book.
“After spending months or years working on your precious book baby it’s daunting to finally let someone read it. Megan was the very first person to read through my entire manuscript and I am so thankful for that. Her comments were insightful, helpful, and encouraging. Megan pointed out which elements needed more development and when my metaphors ran amok, but she was just as quick to highlight the aspects of the story that were working well. I truly enjoyed working with her and I’ve been singing her praises to my writer friends ever since. Not only did she help me with this story, but I learned a lot from her feedback that I can apply to future projects too. I couldn’t have asked for a better critique experience!”
— Emily Thiede, 2017 PitchWars Mentee
“I was fortunate enough to recently win a first chapter critique from Megan. Her feedback was encouraging, specific, and helpful! Even though I have revised my chapter multiple times, she found ways to further improve it without changing my voice or style as a writer. I appreciated how she not only made suggestions, but also pointed out what worked well. If you are looking for an editor who is timely, thorough, and kind, look no further!”
— Tina Ehsanipour
If you're interested in my services, please contact me through the form below. I'm happy to answer any questions you have!