Helper-Ferris Editorial Agency  
Developmental Editing
How it works
About Laura Helper-Ferris, Ph.D.

ased on my professional experience, I advise authors on the university press publishing process. I offer detailed advice on:

  • deciding when to send a manuscript out to presses
  • framing a book proposal
  • submitting a proposal and the ethics of simultaneous submissions
  • communicating with and understanding communications from acquisitions editors
  • responding to readers' reports and handling the review process
  • deciding on a publisher
  • revising the manuscript for publication
  • working on jacket copy and marketing
  • and working with copyeditors

am not paid by any university press or any other publisher to offer these services.