• Manuscript Critique

    Finished a draft of your first chapter, your full book, or other writing project? With a WriteByNight critique you’ll get expert feedback from an experienced writer and voracious reader who will tell you what’s working, what isn’t, and why.

    Your reader will explore your book in depth, provide detailed written commentary (i.e., margin notes) throughout, and then meet with you for a 60-minute interactive discussion (not a one-way lecture!). Pick your reader’s brain to get all of your questions answered, whether about the book itself, its best path to publication, or any of the steps in between.

    We consider large craft issues such as plot, structure, setting, characterization, point of view, voice, and style, as well as small issues such as consistency, repetition, and descriptive details.

    Request a free consultation today to be matched with your reader.



    — Preliminary Q&A to determine your needs, goals, preferences, and expectations

    — Your choice of readers from a list of options we provide

    — Full read-through of the manuscript

    — Detailed editorial feedback and commentary (i.e., margin notes) throughout the manuscript

    — 60-minute meeting to review and discuss the work completed


    Optional inclusions:

    — A second reading for full familiarity; a.k.a. a critique-plus

    — Editorial letter summarizing your reader’s feedback and suggestions

    — Ghostwrite of your query letter and/or synopsis and/or full book proposal

    — Consultation with WriteByNight’s staff literary agent and publishing expert

    — Agent and publisher research, which we’ll do while you revise


    All projects quoted up front!

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