Critiquing Service for YA Authors


I provide a critiquing service for young adult fiction.

I give feedback that is blunt and to the point. I don’t waste time with glowing encouragement (unless it is to highlight strengths that are underused). I will correct and comment on punctuation, grammar, pacing, dialogue, theme, style, consistency, characters, plot, setting, word choice, and sentence structure. My comments are what I believe will make your work as strong as possible. However, if you don't want to change something or use any of my suggested feedback, that's totally fine. These are your words and your world, I want you to be happy with the work you put out there.

I currently charge half a cent ($0.005) per word payable via PayPal. (A novel of 75,000 words would be $375. If you want formatting included, add $25.)

This is a very time consuming process and I am a working author so it may take me a little longer than anticipated to finish your work at certain times of the year.

If you are interested shoot me an email at bigpinelodge@gmail.com (subject line: CRITIQUE REQUEST) with the first 5 pages attached and I’ll do a sample critique to see if we want to proceed. If it seems like a good fit for both of us then you send me 50% of the fee along with the completed manuscript in a Word doc or docx file and I’ll give you a time frame. When I finish the first half I’ll send it along with corrections and comments. You pay the second installment and I finish editing your project.

I will not share or steal your hard work, I'm an author too and I treat all work the way I'd like others to treat my books.

Thank you for your interest and I hope we can work together soon!