Manuscript Critique/Evaluation

A written review and analysis of your manuscript identifies any problems, weaknesses, and inconsistencies in content, structure, and style. An evaluation tends to be shorter and more general, while a critique is usually more detailed and specifies what works on the page and what doesn’t, recommends steps to fix it, and offers detailed suggestions for revisions, focusing on narrative and prose, theme, organization, pacing, clarity, voice, and point of view. If the manuscript is fiction or memoir, the critique also considers conflict, tension, character development, dialogue, plot, and scene development.

 

  • Sharon Goldinger

    Content editing, copyediting, proofreading, production management, book shepherding, and publishing consulting for nonfiction trade books, including business, health, self-help, and legal. We also edit websites, blogs, and marketing materials.

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  • Jenna Rose Robbins

    Writer, editor, and web consultant with experience producing in-house editorial for such companies as AOL and Disney. Services include: Novel and manuscript editing, social media, content strategy, ghostwriting, web consulting.

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  • Nomi Isak

    Writer, coach, and developmental editor, Nomi specializes in collaboration and ghostwriting, as well as guiding authors through the process of writing their own books. Services include manuscript critiques for both fiction and nonfiction, and proposal and web content development.

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  • Deborah A. Lott, MFA

    Writing, editing: psychology, psychiatry, public health, social science, medicine, particularly gastroenterology, internal medicine, and cardiology, memoir, autobiography and nonfiction narratives; research.

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  • Amy Friedman

    Amy Friedman has written, ghostwritten, and edited dozens of memoirs and creative nonfiction works. She has published thousands of essays and stories and writes the internationally syndicated newspaper feature Tell Me a Story.

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  • Barbara DeSantis

    Editor, writer, coach. Literary and commercial fiction, including young adult. Memoir and narrative nonfiction, self-help, spirituality. Developmental and line editing, ghostwriting. Manuscript critiques, book proposals, marketing materials. More than 25 years book-publishing experience.

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  • Lori Kozlowski

    Writer, journalist, editor, and digital media leader, Lori Kozlowski has edited dozens of writers and worked with several companies on content and digital strategy. Services: Novel and nonfiction manuscript editing, content strategy and development, web editing, and ghostwriting.

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  • Monica Faulkner

    Editorial, project management, online marketing, and speaker support services for fiction and nonfiction authors; proposals; screenplays; business marketing materials (written and online).

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  • Suzanne Mantell

    Editing and writing, books and articles. Narrative nonfiction. Memoir. Pop culture. High culture. Arts journalism. Profiles. Animals and people. Psychology. Literary fiction.

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