Rite-Path Editing presented by The Washington Pastime is a dynamic tool for authors and writers who are seeking professional assistance when preparing their work for submission.
The Washington Pastime offers its RITE-PATH service in a variety of options tailored to your needs as an author.
Our services encompass the most common issues with authors, including:
Prose Review and Suggestions
Story Format Review and Modifications
Query Letter Composition and Editing
Narration Suggestions and Modifications
Grammatical and Syntax Errors and Corrections
Detailed, genre specific tips for improving stories
Identification of plot potential, holes, weaknesses, and inconsistencies
With Rite-Path, authors can take the guess work out of story revision by working with our professional and knowledgeable staff to write stronger stories.
The Washington Pastime offers a variety of options for writers interested in Rite-Path, including:
- US $5.00
-ONE “ATTENTION” ITEM PER STORY
- US $10
- THREE “ATTENTION” ITEMS PER STORY
- US $30
- UNLIMITED “ATTENTION” ITEMS PER STORY
- US $60
- UNLIMITED “ATTENTION” ITEMS FOR UNLIMITED STORIES, VALID FOR 365 DAYS FROM DATE OF PURCHASE.
- US $1
- 3 “ATTENTION” ITEMS PER SEMESTER (w/ VALID STUDENT I.D.)
- US $1
- ONE “ATTENTION” ITEM PER SEMESTER (w/ VALID STUDENT I.D.)
All Rite-Path purchases include:
- SENIOR EDITOR REVIEW
- PROFESSIONAL, PROMPT RESPONSES
- UNLIMITED REVISIONS PERTAINING TO SPECIFIED “ATTENTION” ITEM [UNTIL THE AUTHOR IS SATISFIED]
- TYPED IMPRESSION/CRITIQUE OF YOUR WORK BEFORE AND AFTER REVISIONS
- GENRE SPECIFIC “CHEAT SHEET WRITING TIPS” TO CONSIDER
- $1 WASHINGTON PASTIME LITERARY CONTEST VOUCHER
-MONEY BACK PROMISE – IF YOU AREN’T HAPPY WITH OUR SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR STORY’S IMPROVEMENTS, YOU WILL RECEIVE A FULL REFUND.
NOTE: By purchasing Rite-Path and receiving editorial suggestions from The Washington Pastime, you waive the right to submit that particular story to our publication. Additionally, The Washington Pastime will not re-write any author’s work.
THE WASHINGTON PASTIME WILL NOT CONSIDER SUBMISSIONS THAT HAVE RECEIVED RITE-PATH REVIEW. THE WASHINGTON PASTIME WILL NOT RE-WRITE ANY PORTION OF AN AUTHOR’S WORK.
What's the difference between RITE-PATH and the free submission critique/feedback I receive when I submit my story using the Online Submission Portal?
Rite-Path is a much more detailed service, and it’s aimed at specific concerns with your story. Most importantly, though, Rite-Path is a forum for dialogue between a senior editor and the writer. We review as many revisions as needed until the writer is satisfied with our efforts.
When do you recommend I use Rite-Path?
Ideally, a contributor would use Rite-Path after he or she has received their free critique from The Washington Pastime following a rejection decision, so that they can improve it for future submissions at other publications. However, there are a lot of circumstances where Rite-Path could be useful, depending on an author’s (and a story’s) needs.
Please remember: the point of Rite-Path is to individually service a writer’s work, providing useful observations and information at a reasonable cost. The Washington Pastime will not re-write any author’s work.
To begin, please purchase RITE-PATH below, and complete our RITE-PATH Submission Portal.