Edit and Professional Critique

High Quality Edit with Professional Critique

Crazy Affordable!

Get your manuscript/book edited with a professional critique.

Edit w/Critique

We all need our manuscripts/books edited. We just can’t edit our own work and expect it to be top notch – no matter how good we are. 

Why not? Because we’re too close to our own writing. We can’t easily see the errors or the places it needs work.

Do you want honest and professional feedback on your manuscript or book?  If you’re looking for only fluffy bunnies, rainbows and ecstatic joy in regards to your manuscript, then this isn’t for you.  However, if you want honest feedback that can help you improve your book and help you grow as an author, then not only will an edit from our team be exceptionally helpful, but their critique can make all the difference! 

What Will Be Focused On?

  • Grammatical errors
  • Punctuation
  • Typos
  • Spelling errors
  • Pacing of story
  • Character development
  • Plot holes
  • Scene structure
  • Coherency
  • Consistency
  • Overall organization

What’s Included?

  • Tracked changes for all of the editorial alterations
  • Comments throughout the book that critique different aspects
  • 2nd Look  After receiving our team member’s “red marks” you’ll be able to make any changes you want and send it back for them to take another look! *This is NOT a re-edit, but a second look in which she’ll share feedback within 30 days of receipt of your initial edit.
  • 50% discount for a full-blown thorough re-edit within 30 days of receipt of your initial edit 

There’s a lot in store for you here; our team will simultaneously be your editor, critic and everyday reader.  That way, you’ll leave with a comprehensive idea of where to go next. Our end goal is to make you a better writer, and your book as great as it has the potential to be.  See below for a screen shot (and links) to a sample critique.

Summary Includes:

Our team member will pore through your manuscript (or book if you’ve already published it) with a fine-toothed comb to edit it.  Then, they’ll give you an honest and professional critique on top of the edit.  You’ll receive a 2-3 page summary of the critique and detailed margin notations and/or comments throughout your entire manuscript (tracking changes/comments in either Word or Adobe). Your detailed analysis will shine a light on the manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses while offering suggestions for improvement. It is an in-depth critique with suggestions and recommendations to improve it. While the edit will be purely objective, the critique may have subjective tones. We are all human, so there is no avoiding that. However, both aspects of the edit and critique will be strictly professional and help you re-examine all facets of your work.

Turnaround Time

Turnaround time truly depends on the length of your manuscript/book.  However, typically you’ll receive your critique within 1-3 weeks.  If you need it sooner, please contact us to see if our team has room to complete it sooner and to get a quote for expediting it.

Rates are based on number of words.

  • Less than 55K words = $299.00
  • 55+K – 99K Words = $350.00
  • 99+K – 150K Words = $399.00
  • 150+K – 199K Words = $450.00
  • More than 199K Words Email us: info@AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com

Note that if you have something you’d like edited and critiqued that is less than 20K words, feel free to email us and see if we can offer you a special rate. We may be able to do so depending on how booked our team currently is.   info@AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com

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Click here to see the actual sample critique of a short story.

Click here to see a close up of two pages of the sample detailed notes (tracked changes in .doc).



More praise:

I was fortunate enough to have won a 10K word critique with Authors Talk About It through a Facebook draw. What I received back was the best advice I could have asked for, in regard to my writing and story. Janelle set me up with Coral for that first critique. Her comments, while honest and blunt, were just what I needed to hear to make my book better. It was satisfying and rewarding going through and correcting things that needed work. Even though it is never easy to hear the issues with your writing, I knew in the end, I was making my book better, and that is what this process is all about.
Needless to say, after I was done the first 10K words of my book, I was hooked. I needed the rest of it done too. Getting a critique is not cheap and an editor is more money. But, Janelle worked with me to find a way for me to be able to afford both! I honestly never thought I would be able to afford an edit on my book…ever. Janelle made that happen for me. Coral worked so hard editing and critiquing my book for me. I am a better writer because of her. Her comments, thoughts and edits have made my book come out better than ever.
I honestly have nothing bad to say about my experience. After everything, I feel better and more confident about my writing and my book than I ever thought I could. If you are thinking about getting a critique or an edit, I highly recommend Authors Talk About It. You won’t regret it!
Emory Gayle


Coral’s comments were kind, clear and on point. Not only did she give great advice about the scope and focus of my project, but she highlighted those pesky inconsistencies and awkward sentences that are so easy to miss. She did an outstanding job and I will take her advice to heart.  If this mini-critique [on a 5k word excerpt] is an example of what Authors Talk About It can do, then I can recommend them with all my heart.

Kay Lawson