Manuscript Critique

your story, your way (with a little help)

You’ve written the words. Now what?

If you’re looking to publish, you know that getting the story down is just the beginning. Now that the words are finally out of your head and on the page, it’s time to figure out what you’ve actually got . . . and how you can get it closer to a professional-grade story your readers will be clamoring for.

I can help with that.

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Manuscript critique is high-level feedback that can help you spot both strengths and weaknesses so you can laser focus your revisions.

When doing a critique, I look at things like character, plot, and point of view. I’ll also give you a head’s up on the reader experience: where you piqued my interest, where you lost me, and where I had questions. Think of a manuscript critique as an enhanced beta read with bonus insights and recommendations from a fellow writer and professional editor.

What a manuscript critique includes:

  • A review of the overall manuscript, including but not limited to character, dialogue, pacing, conflict, and worldbuilding
  • Answers to any specific questions you have about your book
  • A summary letter discussing all of the above and recommended next steps

What a manuscript critique does NOT include:

  • Inline comments
  • Copyedits (grammar, spelling, etc.)

Starts at $0.008 USD per word

Who am I, and why should you trust me with your manuscript?

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Hi, there! My name is Katy Morgan, and I’m an indie fantasy author and fiction editor. I’m currently writing and independently publishing a contemporary fantasy trilogy called the Compound Series. I’m also a professional editor with over eight years of experience, and I hold a Certificate in Editing from the University of Washington.

Because I’m both an author and an editor, I understand the challenges on both sides of the writing/editing coin, and I’m dedicated to supporting the writing community by offering honest, actionable feedback that helps you improve your writing. While I loathe the term “brutal honesty,” I do believe in addressing both the strengths and weaknesses of a piece so you can end up with the best possible story.

Ready to Get Started?

Use this form to tell me about your book. I’ll be in touch within two to three business days to talk next steps.