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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
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Jun 14, 2019
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Rebekah received Help with Send Me a Care Package! 🎁 from Katherine
Jun 14, 2019
Katherine's care package from Sweden arrived very quickly to the USA! I was very surprised! I'm excited to try the European tea & chocolates & other s...weets & treats. How exciting! Thank you so much! 💌😁👍🎁show more
Holly provided session of Astrology Readings for Katherine
Jun 10, 2019
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Ariane received session of 3-Card Tarot Reading from Katherine
Jun 09, 2019
Katherine was so wonderful! One of the best deal I've made on Simbi for sure. She was kind, thorough and her reading was spot on. Thank you for sharin...g your gift <3 show more
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Jun 06, 2019
I am so grateful to Katherine for being the first to jump. in this experiment with me and working with her has been really fluid. Thank you for doing ...this with me! show more
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May 27, 2019
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May 09, 2019
Katherine was wonderful to work with in all ways. She also gave me helpful feedback and this was completed very quickly. My idea of an ideal client....show more


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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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