What I Edit
I'm a better fit for YA (any genre, but I have a soft spot for anything dark and weird) and lyrical MG, but I'm also open to reading Adult Fantasy and Sci-fi. I can also critique short stories. I won't read manuscripts over 120,000 words. Agents normally reject those on the spot, so this is for your benefit. I promise!
If you want to have more than 20 pages (5,000 words) critiqued, I'll ask you to send me a sample of your writing (5 pages or so) to make sure I'll be a good fit for you. This is not a test. For instance, I would not be a good fit for "Captain Underpants." I have nothing against that book, but I would not be the best editor for it. It's really important to me to provide the best possible service, so I need to make sure we're a good match.
I'll comment on your pages using Tracked Changes in Microsoft Word, focusing on voice, plot, pacing, characterization, world-building, and other technical aspects of writing. I'll point out what is working and what can be improved. Keep in mind, I'm here to help you. If there are any specific issues you're worried about, let me know, and I'll make sure to address those in my notes. Whether you need an in-depth critique of your full manuscript or just need to polish your first ten pages, I'm here for you. I charge per word, so you're free to send me as little or as much as you want.
$0.01 per word. $25 minimum
Add a Reader Report for $25 (recommended over 50 pages)
In a reader report, I'll give you detailed feedback on macro issues such as plot, pacing, characters, world-building, etc. I intern for an agent, and I write reader reports all the time. Think of it as a roadmap that will help you understand the main areas in your manuscript that need improvement.
Add a 1-hour Call for $35
If you have any questions about your notes or if you just want to brainstorm ideas, let's have a call! I love to talk about writing, figure out plot holes, and help you come up with solutions to improve your manuscript.
Query : 1st pass: $25 Follow up: $10
This is a great option for writers who want to hone their craft, who are getting the same critique from readers or agents, or who are struggling with starting or finishing a novel.
$100 per month (minimum of 3 months), which includes:
- 30 pages in-line comments.
- Author Development Report: I'll make comments on characterization, plot, pacing, and etc. But the main focus of this report is you! I'll make notes on areas where you can improve as a writer, help you figure out your way through your novel, and give you homework. :)
- And if you're struggling with something, feel free to send me an email with your questions. I'm here to help you.
- You can add more services to your monthly package. If you like to brainstorm, or if you want to talk about your notes, you can add a monthly call to your package. If you want to have 50 pages critiqued instead of 30, just add that as well. The rates are the same as above: $0.01 per word, and $35 per call.
I prefer PayPal, but I'll also accept check via mail. All payments must be done in advance. Once we have an agreement, I'll put you on my calendar. If you need to cancel, let me know ASAP. I won't charge for cancellations, but please be mindful.
Interested? Questions? Shoot me an email! Please put "Critique Inquiry" in the subject line to make sure your email won't get lost in the void of my inbox.