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 storyline, characters and your author voice.
- Advice on grammar and punctuation. (Full proofread available for small extra sum.)
- Help with presentation and layout.
- Suggestions on how to edit your work to the right length.
- Areas to work on, and most importantly, your strengths!
- Free appraisal of your submission package, if applicable.
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.
Why not check out the critique success gallery to find out more about the authors who have gone on to see their debut books published?
“Your comments are so perceptive and I would not have seen things like that at all but yet what you say just makes sense! You really have a talent – because your critique is so constructive and gives a manuscript wings.” ES
“You have no idea how excited and encouraged I am with your fantastic, constructive critique … I’m chomping at the bit to incorporate as many of the ideas you presented as I can, as I’m totally convinced of how much it will improve them. I wish I’d come across you much earlier.” CB
“I have sent Lou numerous picture books to critique and this is truly an incredible critique service. Lou helps your story reshape so that your book is the best version it can be. I highly recommend this critique service – Lou weaves magic into manuscripts.” ER
“Lou’s critiques are detailed and full of practical advice. She notices things and points you in the right direction. I will certainly try to use the tips she gave me and improve the stories, things I hadn’t noticed myself – thanks Lou.” 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
“Thank you so much. This is the BEST critique I’ve ever received for a PB! All of your suggestions make so much sense.” – ST
Critique rates (please note new pricing structure – payment is now per manuscript)
£30 for up to 1000 words (great for picture books) – click here to pay £30 via PayPal
then £5 per additional 1000 words after that – click here to pay other amount via PayPal
Plus free synopsis and cover letter critique with each manuscript!
Proof reading service
If you don’t need a critique but just want your manuscript checked for typos or errors in grammar or punctuation, I can proof read it for £5 per 1000 words. Or add this to your critique package.
In addition, you can return a previously critiqued manuscript for 50% off the stated price. A re-critique usually takes the form of comments in your manuscript rather than separate report, so I can really dig down into the text!
Payment should be via paypal to lou dot treleaven at sky dot com (or use the links above) or you can use bank transfer (please email me for details). Once I have received both your payment and manuscript I will book you in. Current waiting time is around 11 weeks. If you have any questions please do email me, I would love to help.
Or if you would like to take things further, why not check out my Writing Picture Books online course?