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1st Chapter Critique

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5 simbi per unit - Virtual OK

Let me give you a thorough critique and market analysis of your book's first chapter! I am a full-time editor and layout designer and the co-owner of Penoaks Publishing (http://penoaks.com). When I beta-read your first chapter, I will give detailed feedback on:

--Writing Style (Is it engaging to the reader? Fitting for the plot?)
--Plot (Is it intriguing? Easy to follow?)
--Characters (Are they engaging? Do I want to keep reading about them?)
--Market potential (Who is going to read your book? How should you sell it?)
--Would I keep reading the book, and why or why not?

Beta-reading does not include:
--Grammar, punctuation, or other proofreading
--Verification of quotes, historical accuracy, etc.

Price is only 5 simbi for chapters of up to 5,000 words, 10 simbi for chapters up to 10,000 words. Prices negotiable for chapters over 10,000 words.

Fiction and most non-fiction accepted. I will accept offers for all age-ranges and genres, except erotica (incidental sex scenes in fiction and nonfiction books about sexual topics are fine).

Training & Qualifications


I am a full-time editor, published author, produced screenwriter, and the co-owner of Penoaks Publishing (http://penoaks.com).

Availability & Preferences


I generally complete all of my active deals on Wednesday of each week.

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

Reviews of Aubrey


Marion received Unit of Beta-Reading by Professional Editor from Aubrey
May 25, 2017
Aubrey's communication is very quick and professional - a breath of fresh air, really, since professionalism is no guarantee. She reviewed my novel ma...nuscript in an extremely short time. If you just want a general reader's opinion on your novel, absolutely hit her up. She has fast turnaround and an encouraging tone, and she's a pleasure to communicate with.show more
Anielyn received Unit of 1st Chapter Critique from Aubrey
May 07, 2017
Professional, quick, reliable, and very encouraging. First time getting a critique done on something I've written, and I'm glad it was with Rachel. S...he provided thoughtful detailed feedback. show more
Toby received Unit of Back Cover Copy Critique from Aubrey
Apr 27, 2017
Aubrey was great, she gave me good advice and I hope to work with her again.
Ashley received from Aubrey
Apr 15, 2017
Great to work with! Honest and genuinely nice!
Rachel received from Aubrey
Apr 13, 2017
Super friendly, got back to me promptly!
Sarah received Unit of Beta-Reading by Professional Editor from Aubrey
Mar 27, 2017
Aubrey deserves a medal for being such a super beta reader! She has great insight and her feedback really fuels all the creative revisions a story mig...ht need. On a personal note, she is also a wonderful person to work with. It is apparent that Aubrey is genuinely passionate about writing and helping other writers.show more
Patricia received from Aubrey
Mar 25, 2017
Aubrey is a super nice person! Enjoyed sharing recommendations with her!
Alyssa received from Aubrey
Mar 21, 2017
Suggested a new web comic that I hope is well enjoyed!
Beat received Unit of Book Synopsis Critique from Aubrey
Mar 21, 2017
Totally awesome work. Professional, in-depth, concise, absolutely helpful, and fast! Couldn't be happier :-)
Grace received from Aubrey
Mar 18, 2017
Fun to work with. Super nice and detailed in what she needed.


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About Aubrey Hansen

Hi new friends! My married name is Rachel Greene, but I publish under the penname Aubrey Hansen (https://www.patreon.com/aubreyhansen). I'm a twenty-something creative and entrepreneur from the Kans...as City, MO area. I live on three things: caffeine, furballs, and story. I love coffee and Pepsi, as well as mac 'n cheese, ranch dressing, and CUPCAKES! I have four cats (at last count), a pit bull, a ferret, and a snake (plus a husband). And I live on books, movies, and TV! I am especially fond of animation (Pixar, Disney, My Little Pony) and speculative fiction (especially sci-fi, dystopian, and alternate history). Top it all off with some rainbows, sprinkles, and a dash of magic, and there you have it! Professionally, I am a producer, screenwriter, published author, and editor/layout designer at Penoaks Publishing (http://penoaks.com). I have experience with indie publishing, having self-published several of my own books and now owning my own publishing business and managing several imprints. I also have experience screenwriting and producing, and my first feature (http://childthemovie.com) is in post-production. I adore the indie revolution and believe that freelance creatives have the potential to change the industry. My goal in life is to help freelance creatives, both in books and in film, to overcome pitfalls and make their work the absolute best it can be, so that not only do they see material success, but also so that their message can reach the world. I believe "Bad art is never good ministry," and it is my greatest dream to see Christians and other creatives with a heartfelt message revive their art and reach the world by writing truly great books and movies. Slytherin | ENFP | Divergentshow more

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