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Does your story draw in readers and keep them turning the page? Is your manuscript as strong as it could be? Not sure? I’m here to help.

Editorial Services

Manuscript annotation includes: feedback on strengths and weaknesses, suggested edits, first read impressions, and more.  Critique letters are a deep dive into: plot, world-building, character development, pacing, and readability.

Comprehensive Critique: $3/page*

  1. Fully annotated manuscript
  2. One-hour phone consultation
  3. Comprehensive critique letter (5-15 pages, depending on length of manuscript.)

Under 80 pages: $250 flat fee

Mini Critique:  $2/page  50% off through 3/31/19

  1. Annotated manuscript pages

Maxi Critique: $2.50/page

  1. Annotated manuscript pages
  2. Three next step recommendations

All page estimates are based on standard manuscript formatting at 250 words per page.

Contact me to schedule your critique today!

*If Comprehensive Critique is booked within 30 days of Mini or Maxi critique, the original critique cost will be deducted from this rate.


MS Critique FAQ

Authorpreneurial Coaching

Book coaches bring out the best in your manuscript. Business coaches help implement and support sustainable business practices. As an Authorpreneurial coach I do both.

Best practices for beta readers, author website basics, and building author platforms are just a few of the topics we cover in my mentorship program.

Coaching clients receive:

  • Industry insights gained as a published, agented author.
  • Business knowledge acquired while running a literary non-profit.
  • Editorial experience honed for over a decade and refined in the years as Managing Editor of Kansas City Voices

Every coaching experience is customized for you, individually.  Schedule a FREE exploratory coaching call, and learn how I can best support your writing career today.

Contact me to book your exploratory coaching call today!


Speaking Opportunities

From intimate workshops to large-format lectures, I’m excited to bring pragmatic advice and inspiration to your group of writers! Check out my full list of speaking topics here.

Contact me to book your speaking engagement today!