Frequently asked questions
What do you specialize in?
I specialize in Young Adult manuscripts. Specfically in contemporaries, thrillers / mysteries, contemporary fantasies, and romance. I'm open to reading any kind of YA, but please note I may not be the best for heavy sci-fi or dark horror / gore.
How do I pay?
Payment is through PayPal and I will give an invoice for your reciepts. Payment is also needed upfront before I can begin reviewing your services and is in Canadian (CAN) currency. For the reader report, 50% is needed upfront and the rest provided before I send over my edit letter.
Can you give me a referral to your agent?
Unfortunately, whatever services I provide does not mean an endorsement / referral to my agent. I give those out sparingly and only to manuscripts that I've read fully that I believe would be a great match.
What's your editing style?
I tend to lean toward the side of critique and less cheerleading, so don't expect all gushing and a few suggestions here and there! When I dive into an edit, I always try to be as thorough as possible. So don't be surprised if I send back your query, etc full of the digital red pen! Though you can always count on me to be professional and respectful of your work. Where I offer critique and suggestions, I will also highlight where I believe your strengths lie and how you could enhance them.
What format do you critique in?
I use Microsoft Word to leave in-line comments, track changes, and an overall review at the bottom of the query, synopsis, and chapter(s).