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Short Story Feedback: 6000 Words

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20 per unit - Virtual OK

Have you just finished a short story and want some critical feedback on it? Do your friends not know what to say beyond, "I liked it, I guess"? I can help you out! My services for one short story (or multiple short stories) up to 6000 words include:

*Clear, concrete thoughts on what works well (and what doesn't). This includes:

*** world building
*** dialogue
*** pacing
***characterization
***overall writing style
***and anything else that strikes me as I read.

*Suggestions for further reading (if applicable).

Genres I most often read for fun include literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and mysteries.

My services do NOT include:

*Copyediting
*Fast-tracking your work for publication

I strive to be specific and helpful with feedback. When possible, I'll offer a solution (or potential solution) to what I perceive as an issue. Please note, however, that I'm only one person and we all have our quirks and blind spots! Ideally you should get feedback from a few readers with any project.

Training & Qualifications


I have a BA in Creative Writing from Hamilton College, which necessitated multiple fiction and poetry workshops, and I've belonged to and even maintained feedback and critique groups since I graduated, so I have experience reading and critiquing a wide spectrum of work. Additionally, I'm a voracious reader across a variety of genres.

Availability & Preferences


Weekday mornings and afternoons

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

Reviews of Katherine


Niki received unit of Short Story Feedback: 6000 Words from Katherine
Sep 19, 2018
Katherine was really great to work with. Prompt, friendly, super helpful and professional-level edits that were a huge help to me. The story feedb...ack was phenomenal. I look forward to working with Katherine in the future. show more
Mckenna received unit of Short Story Feedback: 6000 Words from Katherine
Jul 23, 2018
So pleasant to work with. Super easy to work with and prompt! Thank you Katherine!
Nathaniel received unit of Short Story Feedback: 6000 Words from Katherine
Aug 19, 2018
Excellent editorial skill with an eye for characterization, character arcs, story consistency and many other vital elements. I'd used Katherine again ...for sure.show more
Reagan received unit of Short Story Feedback: 6000 Words from Katherine
Jan 26, 2018
Katherine offered a lot of excellent advice to the story. Aside from providing a necessary outside point of view, she made insightful comments that de...finitely served to improve my story. It is evident that she knows what she’s talking about. None of her advice was an excuse to say anything—everything served to contribute to my writing process. I would definitely recommend her services.show more
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Sep 21, 2018
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Sep 18, 2018
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Sep 15, 2018
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Sep 06, 2018
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Sep 04, 2018
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Cheryle received unit of A Postcard from Sweden from Katherine
Sep 04, 2018
Thank you Katherine!


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About Katherine Koba

Everything I enjoy comes down to words, details, and helping others. In my professional life, I'm a copyeditor, EFL tutor, and translator. I've worked on academic papers (dissertations, project pro...posals, and articles, primarily in the sciences), memoirs, religious commentary, and art criticism. My ESL students range in age from 5 to adult, and I've worked in Korean language academies and as a private tutor. My professional translation work to date has mostly been in the realm of business (customer feedback). In my fun life, I co-organize a local writing Meetup, participate in two different critique groups, translate semi-obscure Swedish women writers into English, and make jewelry based on math and science. 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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