Services

Manuscript Critique

If you know your book has problems but don’t know how to fix them, then it’s time for a professional manuscript critique. My manuscript critiques usually run from 30 – 60 pages in length, depending on the length of the manuscript and the issues discussed.

$22 per thousand words 

What you’ll get

  • Thorough analysis of the major elements of your book as well as clear, practical guidance for any necessary revisions.
  • Detailed comments and suggestions throughout your manuscript focusing on specific scenes or passages that need work, along with before-and-after examples to illustrate my points.
  • One-on-one consultation with a pro (that would be me) as you incorporate the critique and make revisions to your manuscript.
  • Follow-up review of your manuscript after you’ve completed your rewrite.
  • The benefit of my thirty-plus years’ experience in the book publishing business.

What you won’t get

  • A few pages of generic, canned material that too often masquerades as a critique in this business.
  • Brutal criticism – it isn’t constructive or necessary.
Bill, thank you so much for your editorial evaluation! That was exactly what I was looking for. I appreciated the specific points that you mentioned, about the central conflict, nailing down the viewpoint, and developing a stronger introduction to my protagonist. As I was writing the novel, I felt that the thriller angle was weak and lacking in urgency. I like the idea of making it a gentle read, as that seems to be the strength of what has been written so far.
Taylor StonelyAuthor of The Fallen Body

Other Services

Manuscript Evaluation………………………………………$285
I’ll read your novel or book-length nonfiction manuscript, evaluate its market potential, and give you a written assessment of its strengths and weaknesses.

Manuscript Editing………………………………………..$40 – $50 per thousand words
I’ll correct the mechanical errors (spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, etc.) and I’ll polish the prose to improve clarity and narrative flow.

Book Proposal……………………………………………….$950 and up
I’ll help you avoid the mistakes that can make the difference between sale and rejection.