critique services

Accepted genres are young adult and adult urban fantasy.

Critique schedules are based on a first-come-first-serve basis. You are welcome and encouraged to contact me with a note about your goals before you sign up to confirm whether I feel those goals are realistic.

I recommend standard manuscript formatting for all prose projects: letter-sized paper, one inch margins, twelve point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, paragraphs indented half an inch.

Reviews of manuscripts are subjective by nature. There are no refunds for feedback that you disagree with. Refunds will only be considered if I do not meet the deadline given to you at the time of our agreement. All payments must be made via PayPal and the total amount must be paid prior to services rendered. (You will be billed upon agreement of a date.)

Know that you are prohibited from using any critique comments as a review, recommendation, or blurb for your work. 

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Query Letter Critique: $25

This includes a line-by-line critique of your query letter.

What is a query letter, you ask? This is what an author uses to contact agents or small press publishers to introduce their project. A query letter is usually 2-4 paragraphs in length and less than one page. A query letter includes a brief bio of the author, the genre, wordcount of the manuscript, and a catchy blurb/explanation of the story.

A Query Letter Critique takes up to seven days.

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Full Manuscript Critique: $.009 per word, 110,000 word limit

This includes a complete manuscript evaluation from both an artistic and business perspective, a thorough manuscript markup, and a customized, detailed written report.

A Full Manuscript Critique takes up to thirty days.

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Comprehensive Critique: $.009 per word + $25.00, 110,000 word limit

This includes the Full Manuscript Critique, which is a copyedit as well as content editing. I will write an editorial letter that gives you an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript.

I also send a line-by-line critique of the query letter for your novel.

A Comprehensive Critique takes up to thirty-five days.