Hello, I’m Virginia Lloyd. I work with aspiring authors aiming to find a literary agent and book deal by improving their submissions materials and developing their author platform.

I’m originally from Australia, where I earned a PhD in Literature at the University of Sydney and worked as an editor on the Picador imprint at Pan Macmillan. I started to agent books there but when I was widowed in 2004 I moved to the US to start a new life.

In New York I wrote the first of my two traditionally published books. Today I provide a range of editorial services for writers who are serious about sharing their message and their expertise.

What’s unusual about me is that I’ve been an author, I’ve been an agent, and I’ve worked as a developmental editor for the major publishing houses—which means that you benefit from advice that understands the challenges of writing as well as the commercial risks and realities that face publishing decision-makers.

I decided to create this real-time video review as a quick and effective way for you to see how I think when I’m working on query letters, and to figure out whether you’d like to talk with me about helping you develop your current manuscript or a future project you have in mind.

As always I’m pleased to answer any questions, so don’t hesitate to contact me. I hope to learn more about your work soon.

Nonfiction book proposal sample chapter edit

Description: Line and structural edit of sample chapter of up to 20 double-spaced pages for a nonfiction book proposal

Who is this for: Writers preparing or finalizing materials for submission to literary agents or publishers directly.

How it works: You send me your sample chapter of up to 20 double-spaced pages (preferably as a Word or Google Doc); I read, edit and annotate my queries, suggestions and comments directly on your document.


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