Manuscript Critique

Why do you need a manuscript critique?

It's always a good idea to get someone to read your manuscript before you publish it. Friends and family are the perfect place to start, but often their fond feelings for you can cloud their judgement. Sometimes, it's a better idea to get an impartial third-party to critique your manuscript. That's when manuscript critiques come in!

What to expect from a manuscript critique:

In a manuscript critique, you can expect notes and feedback on all aspects of your novel, including (but not limited to): character, pacing, plot, writing style, voice, narrative prose, structure, plot holes and things of the like.

Please note, this isn't an edit, this is simply feedback.

I use Microsoft Word Track Changes to add comments in areas that I adore, or think need improvement - but I will not make the improvements for you.

Once finished critiquing the manuscript, I will send you your document with track changes, as well as a critique letter, where I summarise my feelings of the manuscript. Manuscript critiques will be completed within one month of receipt. 


Pricing is calculated by word count - if your word cound it not listed here, please contact me using the form below, or on to get a quote.

10,000 to 40,000 words
40,001 to 70,000 words
70,001 to 100,000 words
100,001 to 130,000 words
130,001 to 160,000 words
160,001 to 200,000 words

* Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating exhange rates


Pricing -- The Riverside Library


Book a Manuscript Critique

Please fill out the form below to book a manuscript critique. I will reply within 24 hours with current available time-slots, and any additional questions I have. If you decide to book, I require 50% deposit on submission.


About The Riverside Library

Hey! I'm Mikaela. I'm an illustrator and writer based in QLD, Australia. I've been writing novels for eleven years and editing for six. I read all genres, however, I'm particularly fond of fantasy and literary novels. I have a Bachelor of Biomedical Science - which is perfect if you write sci-fi!

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