Critique Service

Why not get your work looked over before submission?  As a published author I can provide valuable feedback on your writing.  My critique includes:

  • Assessment of pace, plot, characters, dialogue and your author voice.manuscript-critique-service-pic
  • Advice on grammar and punctuation.
  • Help with presentation and layout.
  • Suggestions on how to edit your work.
  • Areas to work on, and most importantly, your strengths!
  • Appraisal of your submission package, if applicable.
  • Follow up email to make sure you’re happy!

I specialise in picture books and young fiction as that is the area I’m published in, but I’m happy to look at any writing for children up to young adult.  Just choose your rate and email your manuscript to lou dot treleaven at sky dot com.

“Your ideas are very good and the critique is very detailed and ‘hands on’, so I learnt a lot.”  AK

“Really helpful advice and thorough feedback.”  RB

“Much more detailed than I was expecting and very constructive… I will certainly be using your service in future.”  KS

“Your advice is invaluable.”  CT

“Happy I contacted you.  Great advice.”  JG

Critique rates 2017

£25 for up to 1000 words (great for picture books – and if your picture books are under 500 words this will cover two of them)

£35 for up to 2000 words

then £5 per 1000 words after that.

Plus free synopsis and cover letter critique with each manuscript!

In addition, you can return a previously critiqued manuscript for 50% off the stated price.

Payment should be via paypal to lou dot treleaven at sky dot com or bank transfer (please email me for details).  Once I have received both your payment and manuscript I will aim to complete the critique within 2 weeks.  If you have any questions please do email me, I would love to help.





11 responses to “Critique Service

  1. Pingback: 2017 – the year YOU get published | Lou Treleaven

  2. I have six short stories about virtues, is that a marketable idea

  3. Hi Lou,
    Greetings! My latest story for editing has been sent to you and a payment was transferred to cover the cost. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you kindly,
    lili shang

  4. Hi Lou,

    Apologies, can you please tell me how I send you my manuscript and payment? I have a picture book manuscript which I would love you to critique. It is my first book so this is all very new to me.

    Kind regards


  5. Thanks Lou, I will send it over on Friday.



  6. Hi Lou, Just sent you a picture book manuscript and the payment. So looking forward to your comments.

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