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"I would never send a manuscript to my editor without asking for Shéa MacLeod to critique it first."
Emma Jameson, USA Today Best Selling Author

"Shéa MacLeod has saved my manuscript many times over." 
Tara West, Award Winning Author

Have you written a great story, but aren't sure it's ready to submit to an editor?  Maybe you're wondering if your story flows, the characters work, or the action is exciting enough. Whether you plan to self-publish or go the traditional route, I can help.

Over the past five years I have written 35 titles, sold 3 to a publisher, and self-published an additional 32. I've also critiqued novels for New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon best selling authors and judged writing contests for a well-known writer's organization.

Critique/Editorial Review

I'll read your manuscript cover to cover. I will then send you an evaluation that addresses the strengths of the novel or novella, as well as addressing areas that could use improvement. Length of evaluation will vary depending on length of document and items that need addressed, however a novel length work will generally receive an evaluation of between 5 and 10 pages. 

I’ll give you my opinion on plot, believability of characters, and quality of your writing. An Editorial Review is just enough information to point you toward revisions that can dramatically increase the book's chance for success, whether submitting to a traditional publisher, or going the self-publishing route.

A critique is recommended after you have finished rewrites, but before a substantive or line edit.

Note: This critique does NOT include editing of grammar, spelling, etc.

Rate: $5.00 per each 500 words.
$200 minimum.

Proofreading

I'll read through your manuscript, checking for typos, punctuation, and spelling errors. I use "track changes" within the manuscript so that you may easily accept or reject any changes. This is a final polish so that your work shines.

Rate: $.006 a word.
$50 minimum.

Types of Manuscripts I'll work on

Fiction: YA, NA, and Adult only. Genres: romance, fantasy, science fiction, mysteries.

Nonfiction: creative nonfiction, memoir, self-help.

If your genre is not listed above, please contact us and we can discuss the project.

We accept payment via PayPal. All quotes are in US Dollars and are honored for 30 days.