My services come in two forms: a manuscript critique and a full edit (which includes a manuscript critique).
A manuscript critique is an evaluation of your novel's strengths and weaknesses. I will spot areas that may be insufficiently developed and plot lines that may have gone awry. I'll look for potential problems with character development, pace, scene structure, and a host of other areas described on the Focus page. Then I will draft a 40-45 page letter to you, discussing areas that may need to be improved, and suggesting solutions. The letter will also mention your strengths as a writer, so you can run with them in your future writing.
A manuscript critique is particularly useful for 1) a novel that is completed but you haven't begun the post-writing editing of your own manuscript, or 2) a novel that is only a third or a half completed, or 3) a manuscript that has been turned down by several agents or publishers and you want to improve it before sending it out again.
A full edit is two things; a manuscript critique, described above, and a close examination (and re-working, if necessary) of each sentence in your novel. The manuscript will be edited for content and structure, and it will be line-edited and proofread. You will receive a 40-45 page critique of your manuscript, spotting areas of concern, making suggestions for improvement, mentioning your strengths as a writer, and your novel will be closely examined, with changes or suggestions made, usually on each page. The full edit is comprehensive, and when you have incorporated the changes, your novel should be ready for the market.