I have a 3500 word document that I need edited. Really it needs some pizzazz. I submitted it to one publication, but was turned down for no specific reason, but I assume it is lacking audience attention. The subject material is good, and I have been told the memoir is a great story, but It needs help to capture the audience from start and keep them interested all the way through. I have to much attachment to wanting to tell everything because I am more of an educator than story teller and so I am looking for someone to help liven the memoir, polish it up, so it HOOKS, and KEEPS the readers attention. Can you help with that? This is a memoir so it is nonfiction. It's about encounters with nesting sea turtles on the beaches in Northeast Florida.
I am looking for someone who can be passionate about the story and help me tell the story so I can get it published. If you have experience and knowledge with places to submit the writing once it has been edited I would welcome that feedback too. I have a children's book that I will want similar help with in terms of readability (I have the guts of the story, but I need help in the delivery and editing) so there is potential for an ongoing relationship.
Please tell me what you would charge and be candid about your ability.