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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


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Jan 17, 2019
Great to work with, very responsive.
Marjy received unit of A Postcard from Sweden from Katherine
Jan 16, 2019
Katherine sends wonderful postcards
Joey provided unit of Own Your Purpose Email Prompts for Katherine
Jan 15, 2019
Katherine is awesome.
Ria received unit of Ghetto Tarot: 3-Card Reading from Katherine
Jan 13, 2019
Katherine reacted fast to my proposal for a 3 card reading. The reading itself made a lot more sense than any reading I have had done before. this la...dy has a great inside in the cards, without knowing anything about me. I really appreciated it and I am sure I will come back to here. Nice!show more
Madge received Help with Proof Readers, Editors, Marketeers from Katherine
Jan 12, 2019
Katherine has a very giving and appreciative spirit . She takes her services seriously and provides edits which stay in the writers voice. This ...essential for writers, and Katherine knows it. show more
Madge received Help with Proof Readers, Editors, Marketeers from Katherine
Jan 11, 2019
Katherine delivered the perfect editing for my needs. I would recommend her service and hope to utilize it again soon
Joey provided session of Learn your purpose in 2019 for Katherine
Jan 04, 2019
Katherine is great - sharp and intuitive and all about creating safe places for herself and others. Really fun emailing and talking with her.
Anahel received Help with Copywriting about Yourself! from Katherine
Jan 04, 2019
Katherine came through in a very reflected manner. Great piece of writing. Anytime again! Thanx a lot!


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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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