Critique Services

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C.J. offers a variety of critique services designed to get your manuscript, synopsis, and query submission ready. Please note that a critique will be most valuable when you’ve already taken the time to polish and revise at least once. All critique materials must follow proper submission guidelines to be accepted.

Please read our Terms of Service before submitting. Any services purchased through this website will be construed as an agreement with those terms.  C.J. is currently accepting submissions for middle grade, young adult, all types of romance (except erotica), paranormal, historical, thriller, mystery, horror, sci-fi, general fiction, and fantasy.

Note: All edits are developmental. C.J. does not currently offer line or copy edits.

QUERY CRITIQUE – $35

Stand out from the rest with a query that connects an agent or editor to your characters, your premise, and your voice! This purchase includes 1 in-depth critique of your 1 page, single spaced query with 1 more read-through after you’ve revised.

Submission: Use QUERY CRITIQUE in your subject line. Submit a 1 page query, 12 point Times New Roman font, in the body of an email to critiquecj@gmail.com upon purchase. You will receive email confirmation and an estimated date of completion within 48 hours, Mon-Fri.

Want a step-by-step guide to writing a stellar query, including worksheets to make the query writing process simple and effective? Get C.J.’s QUERY: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED, GET NOTICED, AND GET SIGNED. 3.99/e-book, 6.99/paperback


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FIRST 10 PAGES CRITIQUE – $70

The first 10 pages of your manuscript are critical. You need the perfect balance of pacing, world building, and character development to immediately draw your reader in and have them begging for more pages. This purchase includes 1 in-depth critique of your first 10 manuscript pages. The critique will cover pacing, world building, character development, premise, and voice, and will include comments directly in the text and a summary of overall thoughts in a separate letter.

Submission: Use 10 PAGE CRITIQUE in your subject line and submit your first 10 manuscript pages as an attached .Doc or .Docx file in double-spaced 12 pt. Times New Roman font to critiquecj@gmail.com upon purchase. Include a brief 1-2 paragraph description of the story to give an idea of the main character(s), the problem they face, and what happens if they fail to overcome that problem. You will receive email confirmation and an estimated date of completion within 48 hours, Mon-Fri.


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SYNOPSIS CRITIQUE – $60

Get expert help polishing your synopsis so that your submission package shines! This purchase includes 1 in-depth critique of your 1 page, single spaced synopsis plus 1 additional read-through after you’ve revised.

Submission: Use SYNOPSIS CRITIQUE in your subject line and submit your 1 page, single-spaced synopsis as a .Doc or .Docx file in Times New Roman font (11 pt or 12 pt) to critiquecj@gmail.com upon purchase. You will receive email confirmation and an estimated date of completion within 48 hours, Mon-Fri.


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SUBMISSION PACKAGE CRITIQUE* – $375

*Best Value!

Get your agent or editor submission package polished and ready to send! Purchase includes 1 in-depth critique of your 1 page query, your 1 page synopsis, and the first 50 pages of your manuscript. Notes will be made in the text itself as well as in a separate letter focusing on the areas of pacing, world building, character development, conflict, and voice.

Submission: Use SUBMISSION PACKAGE CRITIQUE in your subject line and submit a single .Doc or .Docx file containing your 1 page query, 1 page synopsis, and first 50 manuscript pages in 12 pt. Times New Roman font to critiquecj@gmail.com. The manuscript pages must be double-spaced. The query and synopsis are single-spaced. You will receive email confirmation and an estimated date of completion within 48 hours, Mon-Fri.

Please note that spaces for this package are limited to 1 per week.


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FIRST 50 PAGES CRITIQUE – $350

Handle those partial manuscript requests with ease, or simply get a road-map for how to structure your next revision. Purchase includes 1 in-depth developmental edit of your first 50 manuscript pages with a focus on pacing, world building, character development, conflict, and voice. Notes will be made in the text itself, and a summary of C.J.’s thoughts will be organized by focus category in a separate letter to better help you see the bigger picture.

Submission: Use FIRST 50 PAGES CRITIQUE in your subject line and submit your pages as a .Doc or .Docx attachment to critiquecj@gmail.com. Pages must be double-spaced 12 pt. New Times Roman font. You will receive email confirmation and an estimated date of completion within 48 hours, Mon-Fri.

Please note that spaces for this critique are limited to 1 per week.


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FULL MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE – $7/page

Receive an in-depth developmental edit on your full manuscript, with a focus on pacing, character development, world building, conflict escalation, and voice. Purchase includes comments in the text as well as a letter summarizing C.J.’s thoughts on each area of focus.

Submission: Use FULL MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE in your subject line and submit your novel as a .Doc or .Docx attachment to critiquecj@gmail.com. Manuscript must have already gone through one full revision and be an example of your most polished work. Submission must be double-spaced in 12 pt. Times New Roman font.

To Purchase: Please contact C.J. at critiquecj@gmail.com to discuss available space on her calendar. Include your book’s title, genre, and page count in your email.

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