Manuscript Critique Service


Contact: lydia.laceby@yahoo.com

You’re finished! Your book baby is done. You’ve slaved for months, years, decades, and now you’re ready to go. But are you?

There’s only one way to find out: An unbiased manuscript critique. 

My services include: 

  • An unbiased, honest opinion of your work.
  • Discussion of what I loved about your manuscript.
  • Discussion of what I liked about your manuscript.
  • What I wish had been included or omitted in your manuscript.
  • Comments on plot, characterization, dialogue, setting, and theme.
  • Suggestions about what I think might strengthen it.
  • Identification of issues such as repetition, timeline troubles, clichés, show vs tell, and anything else that jumps out at me, but I do not edit or proofread for critiques.
  • A write-up of approximately 1000-1500 words for a full length manuscript (85,000-120,000 words). I do not mark up manuscripts for critiques. Contact me to inquire about developmental editing if you are looking for a more in-depth analysis of your work.

A manuscript critique does not include:

  • Editing
  • Rewriting
  • Proofreading
  • Providing solutions – I may include suggestions.
  • Forwarding your work to publishers.

Cost:

15,000 words or less – $99.00
40,000 words or less – $165.00
85,000 words or less – $275.00
120,000 words or less –$385.00
 
All prices quoted in US Dollars.

Disclaimers:

  • Your work is your work. Copyright is always yours.
  • I may love your work but cannot guarantee that others will.
  • I cannot guarantee you will be published.
  • Your privacy and confidentiality will remain respected at all times.
  • All communication is via email.
  • I reserve the right to return your manuscript with a full refund if I am unable to complete your critique.
  • I will respond to a few questions beyond the critique about your work, but am unable to engage in a lengthy conversation.
  • If prices are raised I will honor the price agreed upon.
  • All services are non-refundable.
  • Work begins when the payment is received.
Let’s get started!

Send an email to lydia.laceby@yahoo.com with a synopsis of your manuscript, word count, and the first 10 pages. I will reply with brief feedback so you can see how I work. My specialty is women’s fiction and chick lit, however I am open to other genres. If I do not feel I am a good fit for your manuscript or am booked for the time you require a critique, I can suggest other individuals who offer similar services.

I look forward to helping make your manuscript the best it can be!

Contact me today!

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