Editing, Critique, & Submission Packages


Developmental Edit:

Developmental editing involves in-depth feedback on the storytelling elements, such as character arcs, action, dialogue, description, exposition, pacing, and emotional connection. With a developmental edit, notes will be made on specific actions that should be executed to strengthen your manuscript. You will receive an annotated copy of your manuscript in tandem with a comprehensive edit letter.​

Starts at $15 per 1,000 words

Manuscript Critique:

This option provides big-picture feedback on your manuscript, including strengths and opportunities for improvement in terms of readability, clarity, consistency, dialogue, and more.

Please note: you will not receive an annotated copy of your manuscript. The critique will be delivered as a comprehensive edit letter.​

​$7 per 1,000 words

Query Package Critique:

​Includes critique of query letter (two passes), synopsis, and first 50 pages

Save by bundling these three services together for $130

OR Choose Your Package:

Two-pass query letter critique $30

Synopsis critique $30

First 10 pages (2500 words, double-spaced, 12pt) critique $30

First 30 pages (7500 words, double-spaced, 12 pt) critique $60

First 50 pages (12,500 words, double-spaced, 12pt) $100

Reread Report:

For authors who have already had a critique, or developmental edit with Maria, this report includes feedback on revisions made after the previous edit, as well as suggestions for next steps. You will not receive an annotated copy of your manuscript.

$4 per 1,000 words