Critiques & Consultations

I would love to help you with your picture book project, poetry collection,
or anything else you have in mind!

I offer everything from full manuscript critiques to rhyme/meter scans, to query reviews and pitch help. I also offer Ask-Me-Anything Zoom calls where you can, literally, ask me anything about my experience in the business. I’m an open book!

When it comes to full manuscript critiques, I spend many hours thinking about your story from all angles and provide in-line comments (in Word or Google Doc, your choice) on what I feel is specifically working or not working in your story, always offering suggestions when possible. Each manuscript is different, of course, but during my review I will address items such as premise, plot/conflict, story arc, character development, pacing, word choice, voice, theme, audience, and rhyme/meter (if applicable). I will also offer whatever thoughts I may have on marketability, adding hooks/layers to your manuscript, and comp title/mentor text recommendations.

I am usually able to return your critique within 2-3 weeks, depending on my schedule. Once I have received your manuscript, I can give you a better estimate of turnaround time.

Let me know how I can help! For current rates, please get in touch via my Contact page. I look forward to hearing from you!