Congratulations! You've turned your spark of an idea into a story!
Is your manuscript complete but needs some polishing? Maybe you simply have a few chapters written, but you’re wondering if they are the best they can be.
That’s where I come in.
My Critique Package will give an overall evaluation of your manuscript in a constructive and practical way.
WHAT YOU RECEIVE
I will provide feedback on your manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses while addressing these key elements.
Plot & Pacing - Are the events that make up the main storyline captivating? Are the stakes high enough? Is your story’s rhythm engaging to readers, propelling plot and momentum forward?
Character Development - Are the characters fully realized and compelling? Will they have the readers emotionally invested? Is your protagonist active?
Writer Style - Is your voice consistent, authentic, and intriguing? Is the story enjoyable to read? Does the writing voice flow and fit the tone of the book?
World-building - Whether it’s fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary, historical, etc – is your setting vivid and believable? Do both the physical location and cultural environment leave the reader feeling fully present?
Please note: services do not include line editing or proofreading.
All manuscripts should be 12pt, black type, double spaced, and in an easily readable font such as Times New Roman, Courier, or Arial.
BRONZE CRITIQUE PACKAGE – [$40]
First 10 pages of your manuscript.
The beginning of your book is key to grabbing the reader’s attention, establishing setting and time, introducing the main character, and hinting at a dramatic situation or conflict. You will receive detailed notes on how to improve your introduction.
SILVER CRITIQUE PACKAGE – [$80]
First 50 pages of your manuscript.
With this number of pages, the inciting incident should have occurred, and the plot should be well underway. Does the story have an engaging hook? Are you telling instead of showing? Any shifts in POV?
GOLD CRITIQUE PACKAGE – [$160]
First 100 pages of your manuscript.
Within the first hundred pages, the reader should be fully invested in the storyline and cast, and the protagonist should be struggling to determine how the conflict will be solved. Do the characters have depth? Is there a lack of beats for pacing and description? Is there enough conflict?
PLATINUM CRITIQUE PACKAGE – [$260]
Full manuscript (up to 80,000 words)
I will provide an editorial letter giving you an overview of your writing voice, setting and storyworld, secondary characters, and overall strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript. For manuscripts over 80k, additional fees will apply.
Copyright is always yours. I will respect the confidentiality of your work as well as your legal claim over it.
Writing is subjective. Me loving your work does not guarantee others will too.
My editing services cannot guarantee representation, publication, or sales.
If for some reason I feel that I am not a good fit for your manuscript, I reserve the right to decline my services.
All payments made via PayPal. Work begins when the payment is received.
Services are non-refundable.
This service is for a professional critique, including one follow up email to clarify questions. If the client wishes to consult afterward to discuss additional questions or brainstorm edits, please ask for my consultation rates.
LET’S GET STARTED
If interested, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject/title of the email as ‘Critique Package’
In the email, include a brief synopsis of your manuscript, and the critique package you are interested in. My specialties are fantasy, science-fiction, and romance. However, I am open to other genres.
I look forward to helping make your manuscript the best it can be.