I'll never submit another manuscript without a professional critique (or manuscript review). My critique partners are incredible, but a paid critique changes a good manuscript into something special.

A critique helps you consider elements of your story you may overlooked. I love helping other writers take their manuscript to the next level in preparation for submission. My writing critiques are caring but critical.

Writers, before you get a professional critique, you may be interested in using some of these tips and resources for children's writers!

Picture Book, Chapter Book, Middle Grade, and Proposal Critiques

My picture book, early chapter book,  middle grade nonfiction, and proposal critiques include strengths and weaknesses, structure, development, and more. In addition to specific feedback in your manuscript you also get a two-page letter with thoughtful notes and comments to strengthen your manuscript. Fees start at $100 for up to six pages (double-spaced, 12 font). Ask about longer projects or proposals.

Work-for-Hire Submission Package Critique

Send publishers a WFH submission packet to get writing assignments. The packet typically includes a query letter, resume, and two writing samples. (Learn more about writing for educational publishers here.)

Standard WFH Package Critique, $125
The Standard Critique includes two pages of notes about your query letter, resume, and two writing samples (up to four pages each though shorter is typically better). Additional comments are included in your documents.

Crafting and Support WFH Package Critique, $175
The Crafting Critique provides support to help you shape your cover letter and resume. I also assist you choose your two strongest writing samples (with critiques of the two) to include in your writing packet. We also communicate with a phone call, video chat, or additional emails. 


Read a few recent client reviews HERE.

Contact Me

Contact me about your project. Email me at annettemwhipple[at]gmail[dot]com to talk about your needs and my schedule. No commitment necessary!

Once I receive your story as a Word document, I'll send you a PayPal invoice. Please include "CRITIQUE" in the subject of the email. You can also include your name or title if you like.

I am happy to recommend a few other writers who provide affordable critiques if I can't help you.

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