Story Critiquing

Are your characters looking forward to the next step? Or does your story still need seventeen more drafts? A beta read for novels or a group reading for plays is a great option to hear what’s working and what’s not working. Download these handy-dandy sheets to get you prepared for a critique.

 

Critiquing Guidelines downloadable PDF
Critiquing Worksheet downloadable PDF

Manuscript Evaluation

An evaluation letter is a good early step to see where you are at this point and what things to work on. This can be helpful if a developmental edit isn’t in your budget and if you want to also book a line edit.

Developmental

During this stage, we’ll go over the broader aspects of your story: plot, character, theme, language/dialogue, melody, setting/spectacle.

Line or Copyedit

A line edit will focus on sentence revisions and mechanical issues. See the Line Editing page for details.

Proofread

You’ll need a proofread after any revisions and edits. A proofread is your final clean-up before uploading to publish.

Are you ready to book your edit?