A manuscript critique involves a thorough reading of your manuscript followed by a letter in which I outline specific suggestions for improving it. The critique provides an overall analysis of what works well and what doesn’t work in your manuscript. A second pair of eyes can catch writing errors involving structure, plotting, characterization, grammar, punctuation and a host of other key elements that make for a well crafted story. One phone consultation for up to an hour is included.
A signed consultation agreement is required, as well as payment of fee in full upfront, before I can begin. Fees are quoted on a project-by-project basis. Please complete the following questions in order to receive a quote for your fee:
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following:
Your name, email address, home mailing address, contact phone number
How did you find out about my services?
The title of your work and the number of words in your manuscript
The genre you are working in and your audience
Send the first ten pages in the body of your email. Send it as a doc or a PDF, do not send it as a doc.x. Do not send it in an attachment. Once I receive your first ten pages and the answers to my questions, I will send you a quote for my fee.
The number of drafts you have already written
Describe your writing background
Have you already worked with an editor on this?
Anything else I need to know?