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Feedback: One Story/Novel Chapter

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15 per unit - Virtual OK

You've written some literary prose and you've polished it enough that you want to know what another human being thinks of it. I can be that human being! I provide feedback via a form that looks at:

*Plot
*Characters
*Setting
*Dialogue
*Style

and provide any other additional comments not covered by the above. This feedback also includes a light copyedit, either in the whole piece or the first few pages. A "light copyedit" includes:

*Making sure you've used punctuation correctly and consistently.
*Fixing any embarrassing, hard-to-catch typos or spelling errors.
*Addressing any possible ambiguity or confusion in your prose.
*Catching inadvertently hurtful or discriminatory language.

This service does NOT include:

*Rewriting your work.
*Making your manuscript publisher- or agent-ready.
*A long-term crit/feedback relationship.
*Making you sound "like me."

My goal is to give you concrete, actionable feedback so that your story can be the best version of itself. The Simbi deal is for one short story (or one chapter in a novel). I may adjust the price upwards or downwards depending on the size and scope of the project. If you REALLY like my feedback, we can discuss an on-going critique exchange and what that might entail.

I read a lot across a variety of genres, but I particularly enjoy reading the most in science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction, so I'm the most familiar with those conventions and tropes: if your story falls into one of those categories I'm probably part of your target audience. I'm much less familiar with crime, romance, and thrillers. I'm also familiar with YA, but it's not my favorite.

Training & Qualifications


I have a BA in English (Creative Writing) from Hamilton College, and worked as a freelance copyeditor from 2013 to 2018. I maintain a long-running writing Meetup and have been a founding member of two successful critique groups.

Availability & Preferences


Evenings and weekends, GMT +1

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Katherine


Diane received unit of Feedback: One Story/Novel Chapter from Katherine
Jan 30, 2019
Katherine really knows how to analyze and critique a story! I highly recommend her services. She's sure to improve your work. :)
Diane received unit of Feedback: One Story/Novel Chapter from Katherine
Jan 23, 2019
Katherine provided incredibly detailed critique on my short story! It's obvious that she put a lot of time and effort into giving me suggestions and a...nalyzing every part of the story. I highly recommend her as an editor! She's the real deal.show more
Rendon received package of Swedish Tea Delivery from Katherine
Mar 29, 2020
Katherine's warmth shines through, even online. I appreciate the originality of her offerings and can't wait to try a new tea!
Heather received session of 3-Card Tarot Reading from Katherine
Mar 09, 2020
This was a very accurate reading! It has made me look at my situation completely different in a way I had not before. Much needed. :)
BJ received unit of Ghetto Tarot: 3-Card Reading from Katherine
Feb 10, 2020
After taking a break from simbi and coming back, I wanted to enjoy some of the services so I chose to get a reading. I enjoyed reading Katherine's rea...ding email and look forward to more in the future. show more
Rebecca received unit of Ghetto Tarot: 3-Card Reading from Katherine
Feb 06, 2020
Katherine did an incredible reading for me. More than they could have known while doing it because I gave so little context before the reading was per...formed! I would highly recommend their services and can't wait to have more done for me in the future. show more
Rachel received Help with Around the world from Katherine
Feb 04, 2020
I love my care package as always!! Katherine is the best!
Joshua provided session of Meditation Evaluation for Katherine
Jan 20, 2020
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Brandon received unit of Ghetto Tarot: 3-Card Reading from Katherine
Jan 18, 2020
Katherine’s reading provided some accurate and insightful points. Her approach is deliberate, thoughtful, and kind. I highly recommend her service. It... was a pleasure to work with her. show more
Emily received unit of A Postcard from Sweden from Katherine
Dec 29, 2019
Thanks Katherine I look forward to your postcard :)


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About Katherine Koba

Everything I enjoy comes down to words, details, and helping and educating others. In my work life, I'm a professional Swedish -> English translator. I work with corporate documents: everything fr...om annual and interim reports to internal memos to press releases. I was a freelance copyeditor and ESL tutor before that. Before that I spent two years teaching English at cram schools in South Korea, and before THAT I was a cave tour guide. In my fun life, I co-organize a local writing Meetup, translate semi-obscure Swedish women writers into English, and read a lot. I also work on my own writing projects, which tend to be character-driven SF/F and literary novels. I'm a bit of a language nerd, too; I study Russian and Korean in my spare time, and try to keep up my high school German and college French. I also like to surprise people with postcards and tea and other fun things in the mail!show more

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