The other day in chat this came up and I thought that I would follow-up with a posting here and offer my services. Hopefully others in the same boat as me will be kind enough to do the same thing. I figure if I can help add credibility to another author's work it's the least I can do.
One of the things that has always bugged me is when I am watching a movie / tv show about NYPD and everything from the dialogue to the uniforms are wrong. I figure if you are going to invest the time, energy and money you need to share the wealth and get a good technical consultant. But what about books?
How does a housewife in Nebraska who is writing a thriller set in NYC know what the cops do there? The difference between a good book and a great book often comes from the little bits of minutia that make the difference in detail.
So here is my offer, if anyone needs information or a critique that involves the NYPD or location advice for NYC in general, please feel free to contact me.
I hope that others who might be in other professions, i.e. military, firefighters, legal, medical, will all offer a bit of time to help each other out.