Critiques

You’ve worked hard, and now you need feedback. What parts of the writing are working? Which aspects need strengthening? Is the draft ready for submission?

For 25 years I’ve critiqued and edited manuscripts of all types. My critiques are thorough, honest, and encouraging. I will leverage all my experience as a published author and a current MFA student (in writing for children) to help you improve your fiction or nonfiction for kids.

I will mark up your text, plus give you a separate evaluation of the work. My comments address both the big picture (organization, story structure, plot, characterization, voice) and the details (spelling, grammar, punctuation, language, reading level, length, syntax). I'll also point you to resources and comparative titles so that you are equipped to take your work to the next level.

Click Clients & Testimonials for more information.

Fees

 

Children's Picture Books

Up to 1000 words + 1-page cover letter             $ 80.00

Early Readers, Chapter Books,

Middle Grade Novels 

   

Up to 5000 words + 1-page synopsis                 $125.00

Articles and Short Stories

Up to 1500 words                                                  $ 70.00

If your project doesn’t fit these specifications exactly, no problem! Let me know what you have for critique, and I’ll give you a quote.

 

Contact me to get started.

 

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