Critiquing Services

Manuscript Critique
Minimum 50 pages $3/page
• One to two page feedback
• Notes about the stories strengths/weaknesses
• Recommendations and overall opinion
• Comments embedded within text
• Target specific areas of concern
• Identify what works and what doesn’t
• Red flag grammatical and spelling errors

Manuscript Proofreading (Light)
Minimum 50 pages $2/page
• Edit spelling mistakes
• Proofread for grammar and word choice
• Correct and identify punctuation and capitalization errors

1 Page Query Letter $35
• An overall evaluation
• Alert any grammatical or spelling errors
• Recommendations for revision
• Evaluate the hook, pitch and summary

2 Page Synopsis $40
• An overall evaluation
• Alert any grammatical or spelling errors
• Recommendations for revision
• Evaluate the hook, pitch and summary

Picture Book Critique (up to 250 words) $35
• An overall evaluation
• Alert any grammatical or spelling errors
• Recommendations for revision
• Evaluate organization, clarity, plot, character development

1 Page Letter of Intent/Cover Letter $35
• Determine if it meets proper business letter formatting
• Help restructure content so it highlights your strengths and skills
• Check for grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization and word choice

Personal Statement (3 pages max) $60

College Essay (3 pages max) $60

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FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS

Email content to tnb@buildingvoices.com.

All documents must be submitted electronically in the following format:
• Word document (.doc or .docx)

All documents MUST adhere to these standards:
• 8.5″ x 11″ page size
• Double-spacing throughout
• 1-inch margins on top and bottom
• 1.25-inch margins on left and right sides
• Arial, Courier, or Times font
• 12-point font size

*If your manuscript does not meet these formatting requirements, we will return the document to you for correction. There are no refunds for this service.  Also, we only critique Children’s Fiction and Children’s Nonfiction (baby books, picture books, easy readers, chapter books, middle grade, and young adult literature).


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Building Voices

Building Voices

Building Voices™ is an independent publishing company that specializes in Children’s Fiction and Non-Fiction resources for home and school. Our mission is to build soft voices into outspoken leaders. Get involved in Reading Builds Character, our reading program and nationwide initiative. Check out our award-winning Broccoli Chronicles! We tweet at @buildingvoices.

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