Small Critiques



If you're getting rejections at the query level and can't figure out why, I can help! With a submission package, I'll do a critique of your query letter plus your first 10 (double-spaced) pages, which can give you insights on what elements are turning agents off.

   Option 1: Overall sub package for $40. With this option, you'll get several paragraphs of overall feedback.

   Option 2: In-Depth sub package for $60. This option includes in-document comments to help with small-scale issues, as well as overall feedback.



I can show you how to tighten up your writing to keep your word count down, point out places where you can include those vital bits of voice, and ferret out elements that aren't working. My query (or back cover copy) help comes in three varieties:

  1. Quick Critique ($25). This includes 1-2 paragraphs of overall feedback only (no line edits).
  2. In-Depth Critique ($35). This includes nitty-gritty line editing as well as 1-2 paragraphs of overall feedback.
  3. Unlimited Brainstorming ($80-95). If trying to write a query has you tearing out your hair, this service is for you. It includes unlimited back-and-forth emails with advice, suggestions, and critique until you're satisfied with your query, and costs $95 if we're starting from scratch or $80 if you have a current query we can use as a jumping-off point.

You can see samples of query brainstorming and in-depth query critiques (that helped land book deals!) here.



I'll be a fresh set of eyes for your synopsis and will tell you where a reader will get confused, what you can leave out, and where information is missing. If your synopsis needs an in-depth critique, I can do that for $45; if it needs intensive care, I can wade in and help you brainstorm/rewrite it for $85. Note: These packages cover synopses of up to 2 single-spaced pages. If your synopsis is longer, an extra fee might apply.

You can see a sample synopsis critique here!

PARTIAL MANUSCRIPTS: $1.50-$3.50/page


If you want feedback on a partial of less than 30 pages (or if you want to do rolling critiques), I have 3 options:

  1. Overall Feedback (no in-document comments), $1.50/page
  2. In-depth Critique (includes in-document comments), $2.50/page
  3. Line Editing, $3.50/page

Note: If your partial is more than 30 pages, full manuscript pricing will apply instead. Pages quoted are in standard manuscript formatting of Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced.



Entering a Twitter contest? Need a logline or 1-2 sentence pitch? I can critique one of your current pitches for $5, or if you need help formulating a pitch from scratch, I can help you brainstorm one for $20.

You can see a sample pitch critique here!

Booking & Payment


If you're ready to book, contact me and I'll get back to you asap. Payments are made via Paypal and reserve your spot on my schedule.

Critiques available:

Within a week

Other Stuff


If you need help with something that's not listed--a short story, plot brainstorming, help with a work in progress, etc.--feel free to ask!

Naomi Edits

Don't sweat the small stuff!

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