Manuscript Critique


Gold Dust Editing & Book Reviews offers critique services for fiction writers. We like to call it our professional brand of beta reading with all the extras. We take a look at the overall story and provide feedback on its strengths and weaknesses. Unlike with an edit, we do not provide examples of how to improve nor do we leave detailed comments within the manuscript. What we do is provide is a detailed letter outlining our professional opinion in regard to plot development characterization, pacing, hook, easy fixes, climax, and conflict. We’ll let you know if we are able to connect with the characters and identify their goals and motivations.

We’ll give you insight into our emotions, so be prepared. We’ll let you know if we were bored, excited, or left scratching our heads.


What you do with that information is totally up to you. We will be professional, but we will also be honest. It does you no good for us to hold back, although we will deliver any less than pleasant news (not that we expect your writing to be anything less than excellent) in as sweet a way as we can muster…well, sorta. That really depends on your definition of sweet, but we are courteous.

If you’d like a professional overview of your work, please do send it our way. We look forward to cradling and coddling all your word babies!