Writing Critique Service

Have you written a story or novel and you’d like someone else’s opinion on how to improve it?

Are you considering entering a competition or submitting to an agent?

I can provide an objective critique of your work, looking at voice, language, structure and style. I will also review your manuscript for spelling and grammatical errors, and those annoying little typos we ALL miss in our own work!

Details and prices below, please contact me for a no-obligation chat.

Novel extract (up to 5000 words) + synopsis – £50

Short story (up to 5000 words) – £50

Longer extract or longer short story (up to 10,000 words) – £100

**New** Submission package: detailed feedback on your cover letter, synopsis and opening chapters – £125

Full novel read (up to 100,000 words) + synopsis* – £500

Longer novel read (>100,000 words)* – price on application

*Includes optional phone/Skype call to discuss your manuscript once you’ve received your feedback.

I will send your critique within 4 weeks of receiving the manuscript (shorter timescale for short stories and extracts).

Client testimonial:

“Joanna’s critique was both in-depth and insightful, giving a very clear analysis of the aspects that were working and those that needed improvement. She came up with great ideas on how to improve my novel, and also carried out a detailed line-edit. A joy to work with.” – S Coombs

About Me: I am a published novelist and creative writing workshop leader. I have a Creative Writing MA and proofreading experience. I also work as a counsellor and live in Surrey with my young son.