Professionally edit / critique your PICTURE BOOK up to 1k words

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What you get with this Offer

What I offer here is a full PICTURE BOOK CRITIQUE.

A picture book is generally under 1000 words and aimed at young children (under 7yr). A longer book aimed at older children is more often called an illustrated storybook. Please message me separately if you wish to discuss a longer book.


I am a professionally qualified and experienced editor with over 15 years of experience in UK publishing. I have an MA in creative writing and work full-time writing and mentoring authors like you.

You can see more about me on my website:

Rather than a proofreader (who checks text for errors) I am a developmental / content editor. I look at things like structure, pacing, plot, tone, character development, target audience suitability etc. within your writing. Basically I act as a mentor / teacher to authors who want to develop their storytelling skills.


You submit your entire manuscript, with or without illustrations, and I will provide a DEVELOPMENTAL EDIT (a report of at least 10 pages) that discusses your story's strengths and weaknesses in depth. And also a LINE EDIT where I make direct comments on the text / manuscript, looking at the style of your prose.

This level of critique will not only develop your current book but also improve your ability to write in general. I offer honest, practical and useful advice on how to make your book and your writing as professional as possible. A lot of people think they can write for children but there is a lot more to it that most people realise. I'm here to give you realistic advice and professional guidance.

Fiction is naturally a subjective business and I don't pretend to know everything or that following my advice will land you a MEGA deal but not everyone has people around them who have the necessary skills to help them move on with their writing.

I do have those skills and can share with you what I know. 100% happy clients agree.

I am also nice and friendly to deal with :-)


What the Freelancer needs to start the work

Please send me the complete manuscript in .doc or similar form.