Manuscript Critiques, Editing, and Story Coaching


Written a first draft and want some feedback on it? Need a line-by-line edit? Completed an outline, a first chapter and a last chapter, but don't know where to go from there? Playing with a half-written manuscript that you're not sure merits your continued efforts?

I can provide you with honest and practical feedback at reasonable rates.

I offer critiques of children's book manuscripts (picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels), YA, and adult fiction (short stories, novels), poetry, graphic novels, and nonfiction.

I can help you with outlines, pitches, and query letters.

I can also provide a detailed line edit of your manuscript to help you move it towards its final draft. (Some writers choose this as a one-time service; others like to have me do a line edit after a revision following an evaluation.)

I also offer services as a writing coach, helping you to articulate and decide on your writing goals and then map out how to move forward with your manuscript, one step at a time, whether your goal is to self-publish, to submit to an agent or traditional publisher, to develop the manuscript as an app, or simply to finish the story you've always dreamed of writing.

As well as providing freelance editorial services for Kirkus Editorial and The Artful Editor, I take on private clients and (s0 far!) have worked with writers from countries such as Australia, Canada, the Channel Islands, England, Ghana, Pakistan, and the United States. 

To find out more details about my evaluation, editing, or coaching services, please contact me. I'll send you my services and fees outline and answer all your questions. I look forward to working with you.