Have you ever felt like you’ve poured your heart and soul into a manuscript, only to hear crickets or get single word responses when you share it with others for their suggestions? As an author looking for helpful manuscript critiques, it can feel like there’s nowhere to turn for a third-party opinion that doesn’t crush your budget. Writing groups can be helpful, but participants can lack the expertise needed to give truly helpful suggestions.
Ditch the frustration, isolation, and unanswered requests for feedback from your friends by investing in a cost-effective manuscript critique.
As a creative, I understand wanting to create something beautiful. As a business-oriented writer, I also understand the importance of having a well-crafted and compelling story that is sellable (unless you don’t care if you sell a single copy). Getting a manuscript critique can be a great solution whether your new to being an author or have a few works under your belt.
With honest feedback and constructive criticism, a manuscript critique helps you identify areas for improvement without spending thousands of dollars on developmental or substantive edits with an editor before you even query your book.
The Kinds of Manuscripts I Critique
If you write for adults or YA in non-fiction, creative non-fiction, historical fiction, or literary fiction, I’d love to read your project. If you’re outside of those genres, please contact me for consideration of your project. I want to be a good fit for your work!
Who Can Benefit from a Manuscript Critique?
- Authors who want to improve their overall writing skills
- Self-published authors who want to improve the quality of their work
- Writers who are struggling with a specific aspect of their manuscript
- Individuals who are new to writing and want feedback from experienced professionals
- Anyone who wants honest feedback on their writing, regardless of skill level
What You Will Receive with a Manuscript Critique
You’ll receive up to a 5-page summary of what I found and recommendations for your next steps. This summary will provide a comprehensive overview of my feedback, making it easy to reference as you move forward with your revisions. I’ll also highlight areas that may need improvement and provide actionable suggestions on what steps to take next.
Bonus: If you mention the offer COPYME in your project request, I will also copyedit your content for grammar and punctuation mistakes for the incredibly low price of $2 per printed page, which is about 30% off my standard rates. (Industry standard Times New Roman 12, Double Spaced, 1″ margins)
Five Pages for FREE!
Find out if we’re a good fit for each other! Send me five pages for review and copyediting, free of charge. (Industry standard Times New Roman 12, Double Spaced, 1″ margins)
Offer good one-time only.
All packages require 50% down to begin. The remaining 50% will be invoiced when I’ve completed your critique
- Up to 25,000 words – $100
- 25,000 – 50,000 words – $150
- 50,000 – 75,000 words – $180
- 75,000 – 100,000 words – $250
- Over 100,000 words – contact me for a quote
Add-on Copyediting with Manuscript Critique Package ONLY
$2.00 per printed page. (Industry standard Times New Roman 12, Double Spaced, 1″ margins)
I am passionate about helping other writers improve their work. Yes, you can sell a story idea without working with anyone else, but sometimes having a well-edited manuscript and clean copy can get you out of the slush pile, at minimum.
If you’re self-publishing and just want the help of another set of eyes before you unleash your masterpiece onto the world, this will work for you, too!
Ready? Let’s Get Started!
Free 5 Pages!
If we’ve not worked together before, please Send Your Pages for your free 5 Page Critique! File must be formatted to Times New Roman 12, Double Spaced, 1″ margins.
Ready to go? Pick a package!
Critique Package – up to 25,000 Words
TOTAL PRICE: $100 for a critique of up to 25,000 words. $50 is due at booking, and the remaining $50 will be invoiced when I’ve completed your critique.
Critique Package 25,001 – 50,000 Words
TOTAL PRICE $150 for a critique for 25,0001 to 50,000 words. $75 is due at booking, and the remaining $75 will be invoiced when I’ve completed your critique.
Critique Package 50,001 to 75,000 Words
TOTAL PRICE $180 for a critique for 25,0001 to 50,000 words. $90 is due at booking, and the remaining $90 will be invoiced when I’ve completed your critique.
Critique Package 75,001 – 100,000 Words
TOTAL PRICE $250. $125 is due at booking, and the remaining $125 will be invoiced when I’ve completed your critique.
Turnaround times will vary by project length. Invoice will be sent upon project acceptance for 50% of the total cost. Final 50% due upon project completion. Because I’m offering this well below the cost of my hourly rate, all deposits are non-refundable.
Bonus! Get 25% off other services related to the same manuscript!
If you take advantage of a Manuscript Critique, you’ll be eligible for a 25% discount on any other editing services you purchase for the same manuscript. This is a great way to save money and ensure that your manuscript receives the attention it deserves.