Queries & Proposals

Explanation of Services & Process

We can assist you in writing a query letter, cover letter, or book proposal that will catch an agent or editor’s attention, make you look like a professional, and correctly position your book for the market you intend to write for (as well as help you understand the difference between each document and which is appropriate for your situation).

In addition to ghostwriting or heavy editing of queries, proposals, and cover letters, we can also perform a simple copyedit of the letter you have already written (should you feel it is sufficient but want to ensure there are no embarrassing typos or grammatical mistakes).

Angela’s team … coached me on how to craft my story in the way that agents are looking for. I also used Eschler Editing to write my query letter—within 24 hours of sending it, a much sought-after agent requested my manuscript exclusively. Thank you for everything!”
Tiffany Clark Harrison | tiffanyclarkeharrison.com


  • For revising/writing query or cover letters – $170
  • For simple copyediting of query or cover letters (this does not include revising content in order to better sway an agent/editor) – $25 per hour
  • For revising/writing full book proposals (more lengthy/involved than simple query letters) – $25 to $35 per hour
  • For simple copyediting of book proposals (again, does not include revising content) – $25 to $28 per hour

Get a free ecopy of From the Query to the Call, by Elana Johnson, with any query editing service.

I had a very positive experience with my query. … Everything was professionally done and to my satisfaction. Shortly after sending the query out, I had several manuscript requests. Many thanks to Eschler Editing for their excellent work!”
Roxy Haynie | roxyhaynie.blogspot.com