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Feedback: 1000 Words, Fiction

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15 per unit - Virtual OK

You've written some literary prose -- a short story, the next chapter of your novel -- 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 on 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 1000 words; 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: 1000 Words, Fiction 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: 1000 Words, Fiction 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
Jade received unit of Simbi Liberation and Tip Jar from Katherine
Mar 24, 2019
Wanted to acknowledge all of the help Katherine helped me with, by giving really detailed and thorough ideas and steps to move forward.
Jade received Help with Feedback for my Etsy Store from Katherine
Mar 23, 2019
Went above and beyond for helping me review my store! Very thorough feedback and real direction on what to do next and how to edit things. Very sweet ...and generous! Was very glad to work together and would love to do it again in the future! show more
Sam received unit of Ghetto Tarot: 3-Card Reading from Katherine
Mar 13, 2019
Seriously amazing reading. Very thorough! I would definitely recommend her.
Rachel received Help with Someone to trade seeds with from Katherine
Mar 12, 2019
Great trade as always Katherine is the best!
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Mar 10, 2019
A quick and easy transaction, thanks!
Ian received unit of A Postcard from Sweden from Katherine
Mar 04, 2019
Great deal easy going with a good follow through. Nice quality service!! Thank you,
Ya received package of Swedish Tea Delivery from Katherine
Feb 12, 2019
Thank you so much
Troy received package of Swedish Tea Delivery from Katherine
Feb 11, 2019
I received my tea. It was well packaged and arrived quickly. I can't wait to try it. Thanks!


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