Looking for an assessment of your book project?

You've come to the right place! A manuscript critique is ideal if you are hoping to land a literary agent, considering self-publishing, or simply looking to improve your craft. I welcome the opportunity to review manuscripts in the following genres and categories:

•Young adult and middle grade fiction (fiction for the 8+ market)
•Adult fiction (commercial women’s fiction, literary fiction, and fiction with multicultural themes)

 Regardless of the critique service you choose, you would receive insight into the trade publishing process based on market trends and recent book deals (which I follow daily) and my interactions with publishing executives (whom I meet with frequently).

Partial Manuscript Critique Details

  • On up to 12,500 words/the equivalent of 50 typeset pages.

  • A 2-page editorial letter with positive and constructive feedback on the main elements of the story, including plot, characterization, and theme.

  • A line edit of your first several pages (includes 25-40 comments via Word’s comment feature).

  • Feedback on your query letter or marketing material.

  • Answers to specific questions about the edits via email.

  • Insight into the trade publishing process.

  • Plenty of food for thought.


  • $485 flat fee, with 60% due on the agreement to proceed and 40% due on the delivery of the edits.

  • Lower fees may apply if you decide to resubmit your work based on my feedback.

  • Payment is by check, money order, or PayPal.

Submission & Payment Process

Please send me a brief description of your book project (up to 250 words) and a short sample (up to 2500 words). Also tell me a little about yourself and how you found my website.

If I feel that I can be of help, I will give you my estimated turn-around time; if it doesn’t look like your work is the right fit for my experience, I may be able to refer you to another editor.

If we decide to work together, I would request Word documents of the first 12.5K words of your project, your query letter/pitch, and a brief synopsis of your full manuscript (250-500 words), along with payment via PayPal.

Turn-Around Time

For shorter projects, my turn-around time is generally 3-4 weeks; for longer projects, 4-6 weeks. A more specific time frame will be determined once we've agreed to work together.

Rush edits may be available for an additional fee.