CRITIQUE & EDITING SERVICES

QUERY & PICTURE BOOK CRITIQUES

As a published picture book author herself, Stacy offers detailed query letter and/or picture book manuscript critiques for fiction, nonfiction, rhyming, and prose manuscripts of up to 1,000 words.

Query Critique: Full critique for entire query, including content and structure.

Brief Manuscript Review: Quick read of the manuscript with comments on general idea, tone, and execution.

Detailed Manuscript Review: Thorough read with specific feedback on plot, voice, character development, premise, and purpose with an additional review of grammar, structure, and diction (copy and line edits). 

Second Manuscript Review: Second read-through for any manuscript that previously received Stacy's Detailed MS Review. Comments on improvements and areas still in need of work. 

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*Please do NOT send your manuscript or query via the contact form. Once your inquiry is sent, we will discuss your vision, timeline, and payment prior to sending your materials. Thanks!

*If you are interested in a longer children's manuscript critique / edit (for chapter books, middle grade, or young adult), please message me to discuss pricing! The rates above do not apply.

  PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS EDITING

This service is for the following: manuscript review (other than children's literature), academic work, technical documents, business plans, business/university internal & external communications, etc.

Copy Edits: Full edits for grammar, spelling, and formatting for your chosen style-guide (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.).

Line Edits: Full edits for flow, word choice, voice, readability, and paragraph structure, cohesion, & transitions.

Copy + Line Edits: Full edits for both copy and line edits (see above services).

Developmental Edits: Full edits for big-picture thinking, overall message/purpose, understanding, clarity, organization, tone, and accuracy. 

Developmental + Copy + Line Edits: Full edits for copy, line, and developmental edits (see above services).

Second Review: Second reading to note areas in need of additional improvements. This service is only available for those documents previously reviewed by Stacy for the corresponding service listed above.

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*Please do NOT send your document via the contact form. Once your inquiry is sent, we will discuss your vision, timeline, and payment prior to sending your materials. Thanks!