I'd be happy to help you with your picture book manuscript, nonfiction proposal, or work-for-hire package! I have critiqued hundreds of manuscripts over the past eight years for friends and clients as well as at SCBWI events and other writing workshops. I am the author of more than 80 children's books and currently serve as a judge at Rate Your Story and as Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI: Ohio North.
Picture books and nonfiction proposals
My manuscript and proposal critiques include:
“Big picture” comments – story arc, beginning and ending, voice, etc.
Strengths and weaknesses of the story
Notes on formatting/style/consistency
Grammar and spelling check (if desired)
Price: $40 per picture book or proposal; for longer manuscripts, contact me for a quote
Educational market packets
Need help putting together your resume packet for the educational market? I'm here to help! My work-for-hire package includes:
"Lisa has given me clear and practical insights into several of my stories. She is able to see the big picture in order to provide a valuable fresh perspective, as well as to thoroughly check details. My manuscripts are much improved thanks to her help." ~Sophie C.
"Thank you so much for your kind words and the feedback. You have given me extensive comments and edit suggestions, I am very thankful for your time and consideration. Hoping to polish this more with your help." - Rupali M.
Please note: I cannot guarantee the salability of the final manuscript, as all manuscripts are subject to the whims of the market. While I believe my edits and suggestions will strengthen your work, the final decision about any revision is ultimately up to you. I reserve the right to decline any manuscript.