Manuscript Critique

Some writers have a story they know isn’t quite right. But what? A manuscript critique gives the kind of feedback that reveals problems with the big issues. Is the plot rambling and unfocused? Are the characters unmotivated? Is the writing unclear? Or redundant? Those questions and more can be answered with a manuscript critique.

The fee for this kind of overview, especially focusing on the plot, character development, and writing style is $2 per page (using the industry standard of 250 words per page.)

As with the other services, please format your manuscript in keeping with that which agents and editors require. Here are the basics:

  • 12 point Times New Roman font
  • Double spaced
  • No extra line between paragraphs
  • Margins set at one inch, for both sides and top/bottom
  • The beginning of each paragraph indented (a half inch)
  • A “slug” included in the header: Author last name / Title / Page number

As with other services, writers should transmit their manuscript electronically using Microsoft Word.

You may contact me about this service by leaving a comment (moderation is on, so it will not be visible to others) or by emailing me at rluellam at yahoo dot com. Please include your genre and the approximate length of your manuscript.

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