What if you know your manuscript isn’t ready for line and copyediting just yet, but you don’t want a full developmental edit? Maybe you’re confident in your own ability to self-edit and just need a bit of guidance about what to focus on. Or maybe you love the idea of a developmental edit, but your budget just won’t stretch to that. If that’s the case, a manuscript critique might be just what you need.

I will read your whole manuscript and provide you with a comprehensive report (usually around 10–15 pages long) that discusses big-picture elements of your storytelling, such as plot, structure, pacing, characterization, style, voice, and point of view. I’ll point out what works and what could do with a little more attention. You’ll end up with an honest, unbiased, professional opinion of your work that includes concrete suggestions and ideas for how to develop it further.

Critiques are priced at £495 (c. $600) for manuscripts from 60,000–100,000 words (please contact me for a quote for word counts outside that range).

I was not expecting to receive such a detailed critique so quickly. [It] was helpful, detailed and exceedingly thorough. I would recommend Kia’s service to any writer!

Elizabeth Grey