“Sally did all the grunt work of lifting my book onto Kindle Direct Publishing … I cannot speak highly enough of Sally’s work” – Colin Grey
“Your critique was helpful and insightful. I have no qualms in recommending your critique service to others” – Dorinda Cass
“Many thanks for the critique. I agreed with everything you mentioned and I was chuffed!” – Sharon Boothroyd
As writers we often get too close to our work and fail to see it through the fresh eyes of an editor or competition judge. We know our prose intimately and therefore may not realise that the ideas in our head do not fully make sense on paper.
Every piece of writing deserves an objective ‘once over’ before it goes off to market. Objective means ‘not influenced by personal feelings or opinions’. Well-meaning friends and relatives cannot always be classed as objective – they often read through rose-coloured spectacles or can be worried about hurting your feelings. However, a critique service will give you an unbiased opinion of your work.
The First Impressions Critique Service will provide you with a report covering areas such as:
- Dialogue (if appropriate)
- Story/Feature Development
- Particular praise for
- Weakest section
Any typos or other small changes will be ‘track-changed’ on your Word document.
The charge for a story or feature article of up to 2,000 words is £10.00. If you have a longer piece of work, please contact me for a price.
eBook Formatting Service
Formatting a manuscript for Kindle can be a daunting and time-consuming prospect for those not comfortable with IT or those with little spare time. I can advise on self-publishing, format your text-only manuscript for publication on Kindle and also upload the formatted file into your Kindle Direct Publishing account, if required. Please contact me for a price. The price will vary according to the manuscript’s length, its current formatting, whether a table of contents is required etc.
Payment can be accepted by BACS transfer (i.e. internet banking), cheque or PayPal. Please note if you choose to pay by PayPal there will be a 50p surcharge to cover the additional costs.