Do you want feedback on your writing? Are you unsure whether your characters are fleshed out enough? Or worried about your description? Maybe you’re ready to submit to a traditional publisher, but would like a second opinion.
I can help.
My feedback will objectively assess your writing while providing constructive and useful guidance on how to improve your work.
I will provide both an overall assessment of your work in the form of general comments as well as an in-line commentary on your text. I’ll also give you helpful examples and specific guidance on how to improve your writing across a range of topics, including but not limited to:
- Your strengths and areas for development
- Story structure
HOW IT WORKS
- Drop me an email with the number of pages you would like edited (read the small print for how to format your work), and a little about your story.
- I’ll send you an invoice and a date by which I can complete your edit.
- Pay the invoice via bank transfer only.
- I complete your feedback using track changes and send it back to you.
- That’s it, we’re done. Of course, if you have any questions you can always email me back and I’ll be happy to answer them.
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“Sacha’s advice on the characterisation of Klempner [my villain] was inciteful and valuable and covered a couple of areas I’d not even considered… The assessment has been of huge use to me and will be applied not only to Klempner himself in the remainder of my current series but, going forward, on my future writing.” Simone Leigh, author.
“Sacha’s constructive feedback was invaluable in helping me take my novel to the next level. She was able to pinpoint details that needed work, pick up things I’d missed, and provide an in-depth critique of both the structure and characterisation. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services!” Helen Jones, author.
“Sacha Black provided me with a critique of three flash fiction pieces. Her insights and perspective were on point, focusing on both the strengths of each piece and areas which needed attention. Her feedback was encouraging, supportive, but most importantly balanced and her suggestions brought a sparkle to my writing, lifted it and added a greater depth, all of which I would not have achieved without her valuable input.” Charise Steinhart, writer.
THE SMALL PRINT
How to send me your work
Your work should be:
- Times New Roman font
- 1-inch margins
- double spaced
How much does it cost?
The cost is $3.75 USD or £3 GBP per formatted page. Payment must be paid in full in advance of any work commencing.
How long does it take?
We will agree a mutually convenient date between us based on how fast you need it and how busy my schedule is. I’ll aim to do short critiques (anything under 30 pages) within a week or two. Full manuscripts will be on a case by case basis.
I need to cancel my feedback
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel a critique or developmental edit, please let me know as soon as possible. For smaller critiques under 30 pages, your payment is refundable up until the day I start working on it. Once I begin working on your pages or manuscript, it is non-refundable.
For complete manuscripts, your money is fully refundable as long as you cancel giving me not less than 14 day’s notice. If you cancel less than 14 days in advance of me starting work, there is a 20% cancellation fee. This because I schedule my time weeks in advance and it can be difficult to fill a last-minute vacancy.
I will do my best never to cancel a feedback arrangement once agreed. However, sometimes life gets in the way. Therefore, I reserve the right to cancel the feedback at any time. If I do so, then all monies paid will be refunded in full within 24 hours of said cancellation.
What Sacha won’t edit
I won’t edit anything that includes topics where children are abused, killed or tortured. I don’t care for stories about beastiality either. Otherwise we’re good.