Proposal Critique

raised-by-the-courts“Thanks for your good editing. I found a great agent, Claire Gerus, and she directed me immediately to Kaplan Publishing and yesterday a signed contract came through with a nice little advance and a commitment to publish my book. Your suggestions and encouragement were invaluable.”—Judge Irene Sullivan, author of Raised by the Courts

A proposal critique provides:

1) a line-edited proposal;
2) an editorial letter which details how to hone your craft and manage your career; plus
3) verbal feedback via phone for up to one hour.

Proposal critiques are completed in approximately two weeks. To reserve a spot on my calendar, I require payment and a signed agreement. Payment can be made via Venmo, check or money order.

Proposal Critique Fee: $899

To schedule a proposal critique, please do the following:

1) Read Book Proposal Basics to be sure your proposal is complete and ready to be critiqued.
2) Go to the Categories page to determine if I work with your kind of writing.
3) Visit the FAQ page, as the answers to some of your questions may already be there.
4) E-mail the information requested below to, and put “Proposal Critique Request” in the subject line.
5) Attach your proposal to the e-mail. Many thanks in advance.

Home mailing address:
Telephone number:
What is the title of your work?:
What is the nature of your work (self-help, cookbook, etc.)?:
Is it for adults, young adults, or children?:
What is the word count of the proposal?:
Is it written in English or Spanish?:
Have you worked with an editor on this proposal before? If yes, how many editors have you worked with and who were they?:
What is your writing background (journalism, MFA, college creative writing courses, etc.)?:
Who recommended me to you? If you weren’t referred to me, how did you find out about my services?: