Manuscript Evaluation

So, you have a manuscript that needs a bit of attention. Perhaps you’ve finished the first draft of a memoir or novel and you’re not sure how to approach the rewrite.  Maybe you’re ready to send that baby out but you want a fresh pair of eyes to take a look at it first.  Or perhaps–shudder–you’ve started submitting your project, only to be met with rejection that you don’t understand.

What you need is a manuscript evaluation. Estock_commonswiki_315123_l

Are you a serious, dedicated writer who wants a motivating, yet fair and balanced reading of your manuscript? Then perhaps it is time to consider getting a professional opinion on your work.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a clear vision of your next draft?

I can help guide you from a raw manuscript to  a clear idea of where you need to go next. We can work  on your novel, a story collection (or single story), your memoir or other non-fiction project.  I have your best interests as a writer at heart, and it is my desire to help and support you to make your work as good as it can possibly be.

I’m a published writer and ghost-writer, and an experienced critiquer and coach. My clients have published books, articles and essays and won awards and contests. (For ongoing coaching, which can be incredibly beneficial to your writing, check out my coaching page here.)


Evaluations include:

1. A careful reading, meeting your work on its own terms.

2. A 3-5 page detailed critique letter.

3. Phone consultation after critique is delivered

4. Email access for questions as needed.

5.  2-week turnaround time (usually, if I’m swamped I’ll let you know).


Written Report,  $2.00 per page.  This includes all of the above.

Written Report + Annotated Manuscript,  $3.00 per page.  Includes all of the above, plus you’ll get written comments on your manuscript.

Payment is due in full at the start of the consultation.   All work conducted on the computer and online.  If hard-copy annotation is desired, an extra $30 is required so that I can print the manuscript out.

Isn’t it time you took your writing to the next level?  Email me today at

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