- C.S. Lewis
What I Can Give You What I Will Critique Editing Fees Estimate of Cost and Sample Edit What People Are Saying
What I Can Give You:
What I will edit:
What You Send:
-Your manuscript in MS Word .doc or .docx format, double spaced, 1" margins, 12 pt font (publishing standard)
I usually work on the actual printed manuscript. I will scan the edited pages and email you PDFs of the work. If I work on the digital document, I will email it back to you with comments using Word's review and track changes.
I reserve the right to return submissions if I feel I am not the best person suited to give you feedback. If that happens, I will return the payment via PayPal along with the manuscript.
What I can not do:
What I can do:
Contact Cheryl Rainfield. If you have not heard from me in a week, please email me again. Sometimes emails get lost or caught by spam filters.
My fees may change over time. If my fees have increased, the previous rate will be honored for authors who sent me material before the date of the change.
What People Are Saying:
"If you're looking for honest critique and help with a manuscript, working with Cheryl Rainfield is a MUST. Cheryl has a keen eye for content development and plot structure, as well as thorough character building that will help shape any manuscript into a masterpiece." ~ Jennifer Murgia, author of FOREST OF WHISPERS, ANGEL STAR, and other books for teens. "Cheryl Rainfield is a sensitive and discerning reader who provides supportive and insightful feedback on a work-in-progress."
-Karen Krossing, author of PURE , TAKE THE STAIRS , & other books for children and teens.
"I first met Cheryl in Peter Carver's writing class. During the course of several sessions I began to realize that her insights into the works being read were spot-on. She was a perceptive judge of both plot and character. When she spoke, people listened. That's one of the reasons, when I finally had a manuscript together, I asked her to look over my work. I was thrilled with the results. She very kindly pointed out places where the story worked, and in places where things went off the rails she often asked the right questions. Questions that helped me see a new, clearer direction. Cheryl is one of the people I have to thank for preparing both The Mealworm Diaries (2009) and The Gnome's Eye (2010) for publication. Anytime she speaks, I listen."
-Anna Kerz, author of THE MEALWORM DIARIES, BETTER THAN WEIRD, and other books for children.
"When I first met Cheryl years ago in Peter Carver's writing for children class, I was impressed by the thoughtful critiquing she provided to work read aloud. Having the opportunity to work closely with Cheryl on the Dragon Speaker trilogy was a wonderful experience--I got to work with and learn from Cheryl on a project that we were both invested in. When I asked for Cheryl's help with other manuscripts, I learned that Cheryl is invested in every story that she critiques. She has wonderful insight into what makes characters work and how to keep a reader's sympathy and interest. She is honest and thorough. I always come away having learned something."
Erin Thomas, author of BOARDER PATROL, HAZE, and other books for teens.
"I value Cheryl's insightful critiques of my writing. She is always thorough yet sensitive."
-Karen Rankin, Toronto teacher, writer, and book reviewer for CM.
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