Fiction Manuscript Critique       $1,200

With an in-depth editorial letter, we’ll help you develop ideas and find clarity in your story. We’ll provide guidance on plot development, characterization, and dialogue. We’ll keep an eye out for text that is superfluous or doesn’t hit the mark, and help you polish your book to the best it can be. Includes an hour long post-edit meeting.

Nonfiction Manuscript Critique  $1,200

Shaping a nonfiction piece of writing means juggling multiple balls: narrative, research, characters, point of view and real-world implications. This manuscript critique provides an in-depth editorial letter addressing these fundamentals. Includes an hour-long post-edit meeting. Price covers the first 60,000 words of a manuscript.

Skype and Phone Critique        $65/hr

We’ll have a one-on-one conversation to clarify the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript. We’ll give you ideas for what to cut and what to expand, how to create momentum and bring out the best qualities of your work. You’ll come away with a comprehensive program for revision.

Private Critique                         $90/hr 

Sometimes the back and forth between a writer and editor is the key to pushing a piece of writing forward. For manuscripts of any length, we offer hour-long, one-on-one sessions to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses. We address crucial questions to strengthen the core of a text while developing details to heighten nuance.

Written Critique                         $80/10pp

In our written comments we offer line edits towards sentence structure and clarity, along with an editorial letter that addresses the larger issues with a piece. Available for manuscripts of 10 double-spaced pages and over.

Proofreading                            $35/10pp

You’ve done the work and need help with the nuts and bolts. We’ll go over your pages with a fine-toothed comb looking for issues with grammar, punctuation and clarity. This does not include feedback on larger questions of content or execution.

We are based in Charlottesville, Virginia, but are happy to work remotely with clients nationwide.