Manuscript Consultation

If you are a writer working on a novel or collection of short stories that needs an experience writer’s eye, I can help by offering notes on plot, character, theme, voice, point-of-view, and readability.

Here’s how it works:

Contact me with a synopsis of your novel or short story collection, a brief history of your work on it, and where you are now in the process.

After receiving that, I’ll let you know if I feel like we’re a good fit (I will decline if I feel I can’t speak authoritatively to the genre or like another writer/editor could give better feedback for your needs).

Assuming we are a good fit, I’ll request that you e-mail me your manuscript, which I’ll then read. Within six weeks of receipt, I’ll email you notes. Once you review them, we can discuss via phone or video call.

Cost: a flat reading fee of $500 CAN plus $1.50 per manuscript page plus a printing fee of $20. For example, a 200-page manuscript would cost $820 ($500 + $300) plus a printing fee of $20). Manuscripts should be in Times New Roman, font 12, 1.5 spaced (please spell check and refine your grammar as much as you can :).

If you are interested in working with me, drop me a line at lauren AT laurencarter DOT ca to discuss details. I look forward to hearing from you and reading your work!

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