SP Critique & Editing Services

I can help at any stage in your manuscript's life cycle. Whether you're just starting out as writer, have an agent waiting for a revised manuscript, or are about to self-publish, I tailor each project to meet your editorial needs - from basic proofreading to a First30 (critique of the all-important first 30 pages) to a full-manuscript critique with line edits.

Most of my current clients write young adult/teen, new adult, and adult fiction; I also have experience with short stories, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and other genres. I will also consider business documents.

Please contact me for rates, policies and procedures, and to discuss the scope of your project.


A Basic Edit approach is a thorough check of spelling, word use (incorrect use, overused words), grammar, and sentence structure. Basic edits do not include comments on content.

Content or substantive edits focus solely on story components such as pacing, plot, characterization, setting (world building), story structure, point of view, and other narrative elements. This is a  thorough critique that will indicate what works well and offer suggestions for elements that need improvement; it does not include comments on basic edits such as spelling or grammar.

The Comprehensive Edit is a combination of Tier One and Tier Two edits, a full manuscript critique that will address both level of the word issues and all narrative components. A Comprehensive Edit provides the most thorough and beneficial examination of the manuscript. 

First30 – Critique and basic edits for the all important first 30 pages of your manuscript. Not only will this include line level comments and suggestions on word choice, I’ll provide a critique of story elements such as pacing, plot, characterization, structure, and more. Prior to submitting your manuscript, you’ll complete a brief questionnaire so that I have a solid understanding of the story.

Basic Proofreading – For a manuscript that has already been thoroughly edited, proofreading is the final step before self publishing or submitting to agents or editors. This is a thorough check for spelling, misused words, and general, glaring omissions or errors in the text.

Query/Synopsis Critique Critique and basic edit of your query and/or synopsis. 

Multi-Round Editorial Package – includes two or three rounds of editing at discounted rates.

Query/Submission Package – a la carte package to include manuscript, query, and/or synopsis editing at discounted rates. I'll help you put your best foot forward as you query agents and/or editors.

All packages will be customized based on your manuscript and your editing needs. Please email to discuss rates and to build your personalized editing package.


I earned an MFA in Creative Writing, fiction emphasis, from Minnesota State University, Mankato. During that time, I edited and critiqued novels and short stories in workshop settings. Since then, I have worked independently with writers of all levels, as well as small presses. I've critiqued, edited, and/or beta read manuscripts by YA, NA, and adult authors at various stages in their careers.

In addition, I have nearly twenty years' experience writing and editing business documents, including Human Resources policies and procedures, retail standard operating procedures manuals, employee handbooks, newsletters, marketing materials, and much more.

I am currently a member of SCBWI and the Loft Literary Center, am a crew member of the YA Buccaneers, a blog for readers and writers of Young Adult literature, and the Swanky Seventeens, a group of debut Middle Grade and YA authors with novels forthcoming in 2017.

My debut YA novel, THE LAST THING YOU SAID, will be published by ABRAMS - Amulet Books in spring of 2017.  Three of my short stories have been published in literary magazines. I am represented by Steven Chudney of The Chudney Agency.


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