I offer a number of different professional critique services, all at great rates. You can have just a few chapters critiqued or your complete manuscript. And I also specialize in critiquing all the materials needed to submit your manuscript to agents or editors at publishing houses.
If you’d like to have a scene outline critiqued, I charge that by the hour. Email me to get my current rate. I highly recommend first-time authors start with an outline critique. Not only is it less costly than a full critique; it will help spot potential structural problems that you can address and fix before submitting your manuscript. (I also offer all editing services, from content editing to proofreading.)
I have a great template you can use to create your scene outline. While I don’t require it, I feel it will help a lot! If you choose instead to write a scene summary, aim for one paragraph a scene, and include the elements noted in the template. Aim for three scenes a page (single-spaced).
Note: I accept manuscripts of all genres except erotica, and may decline a manuscript if it has excessive/gratuitous violence or profanity. If you feel your manuscript may fall into any of these categories, please contact me first to discuss.
The flat fees are as follows:
(All rates are in US Dollars)
Special! First Fifty Pages Critique (double-spaced): $325
Manuscript Critique (double-spaced):
- 1-199 pages: $7.00 per page
- 200+ pages: $6.00 per page
Fiction Synopsis Critique* (single spaced, one page): $60 (Note: this includes reviewing up to 3 revisions)
Query Critique** (single spaced, one page): $30
Proposal Packet Critique for Fiction: (include your 1-page query letter**, 1-page synopsis, and first three chapters of your novel [double-spaced] in one document, totaling no more than sixty pages): $395