A manuscript critique involves reviewing your writing and offering constructive suggestions on big-picture areas where you can improve. You will receive a critique letter that outlines three to five broad matters and includes concrete suggestions on how and where to go about identifying them and improving them through rewrites. It also includes one half-hour phone call where you can ask questions to clarify the comments in the critique letter or we can brainstorm ways to go about implementing changes.
Unlike a developmental edit, a manuscript critique does not include detailed guidance throughout the manuscript itself. As such, it’s a cheaper option for authors who aren’t sure if editing is worth the cost or who are on a budget.
Option 1: $195 for the first 7,500 words. This option lets you try out the critique and editing process and decide how you want to proceed. Should you want to proceed with a full manuscript critique or developmental edit, your $195 will be credited toward the cost of the larger project.
Option 2: $0.015/word or $40/hour for an entire manuscript.