Critiques

Is Your Manuscript Ready for The Market Place?

The road to publication is filled with trials and tribulations but why not shorten the distance with a professional critique before submitting your hard work to publishers, editors, or agents? Knowing if your manuscript is in a publishable format and if your work has a viable market if a huge piece of the publishing puzzle. A professionalmanuscript critique provide analysis and comment on problem areas and suggested solutions. Learn what are your manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses and find ways to improve them.

I assess:

  • Beginnings
  • Characterizations
  • Dialogue
  • Point of View
  • Structure
  • Function and Flow
  • Tense
  • Voice
  • General Writing Style
  • Audience Appropriateness
  • Literary Quality and Publishing Readiness
  • Publishing Potential
  • Marketability

Children’s Book Critique

Fee: $100 per manuscript

Manuscripts should be less than 1000 words, typed and double-spaced.

Turnaround for most critiques is 48-72 hours.

Email for further information.

Middle Reader or YA Fiction and Nonfiction

Fee: $150 per manuscript

Send first three chapters of novel typed and double-spaced and include a synopsis of the storyline.

Turnaround for most work is 1 week.

Email for further information.

Adult Nonfiction

Fee: $200 per manuscript

Send first three chapters of work typed and double-spaced and include a table of contents and chapter outline for all chapters of book.

Turnaround for most work is 2 weeks.

Email for further information

Adult Fiction

Fee: $200 per manuscript

Send first three chapters of work typed and double-spaced and include a synopsis of the storyline.

Turnaround for most work is 2 weeks.

Email for further information.

My goal is to help your work find the fastest path to publication. I have experience in all forms of adult fiction, children’s juvenile fiction, and YA fiction. I have extensive experience as a developmental editor and workshop instructor for all types of nonfiction, including memoir, biography, social and political commentary, motivational, inspirational, instructional, and health/wellness self-help manuscripts.

Prior to submiting a manuscript for a professional critique write to: pshannon.evans@gmail.com. Iwill reply with instructions for submitting payment and manuscript  format requirements for submission.

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