Freelance Editors & Critiques

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Freelance Editors & Critique Services at a Glance

What is a freelance editor? A freelance editor is someone that is hired by YOU to polish your manuscript(s) prior to submission to agents or editors. A freelance editor will not REWRITE your manuscript, but will offer the expert eye that will strengthen your manuscript. A really good freelance editor will help your manuscript by looking for: 

Narrative voice, arc
, pacing
, characterization, point of view
, setting, visual storyline (picture books), 
read-aloud quality  (picture books), word choice, rhythm, and grammar/mechanics

Professional Critique Services 

The following individuals (published authors, former editors and agents) offer professional picture book critique services that we recommend. (In alphabetical order). Click their links for more information.

Lisa Amstutz

Heather Ayris Burnell

Laura Backes 

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Carrie Charley Brown  

Rachelle Burk 

Jess Carroll- Rhyme Solutions

Alayne Kay Christian 

Jean Dagneua & Gloria Adams (PB & MG)

Danielle Davis 

Lori Degman- rhyming PB only

Heidi Fiedler

Sophia Gholz

Susan Hughes

Elaine Kiely Kearns

Renee LaTulippe - rhyming PB only

Elizabeth Law 

Susanna Leonard Hill

Kim McPherson

Yvonne Mes

Joy Moore

Penny Parker Klosterman (Q&As, critiques, webinars)

Miranda Paul

Patti Richards

Sara Sciuto

Meera Sriram

Beth Stilborn

Tiffany Strelitz Haber- rhyming PB manuscripts

Jennifer Swanson -nonfiction PBs & nonfiction proposals

Susan Uhlig

Karla Valenti (Karla VA)

Carol Munro

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