Services for Authors, Illustrators, & Publishers

Manuscript Critique  

Are you looking to get your manuscript ready for submission to editors and agents? Are you stuck on a manuscript you’ve been working on or submitting for ages? Do you need some professional advice on where your children’s book manuscript is coming up short? I work with authors of all levels to develop their manuscripts through an in-depth developmental critique.

 

Picture Book Dummy Critique  (32 pages of text and art; if your dummy is longer, let's discuss!)

Are you an author-illustrator? I provide the same service as above, but for text and artwork combined. Your dummy can be fully completed with final art, but it’s best if you’re still in sketch stage.

 

Query Letter Critique

A query letter is your best chance to make a strong first impression. Let me help you perfect your pitch and catch the attention of editors and agents. This can be done separately or in combination with the above critique services.

 

Children's Book Project Managing

I provide this package to both traditional publishers and self-publishing authors/illustrators. Services include developmental editing of manuscript, illustrator choice and hire, review of sketches and final art, designer hire, review of layout passes until print-ready files are completed. The goal is to help my clients create books that are high-quality and professional, to stand out from the other children's books out there.

 

Publishing Industry Consulting

I’m here to answer all your questions about the publishing industry: whether you’re just starting out or have been in the game awhile; you're looking to launch a freelance editorial business yourself; or you want to publish traditionally or self-publish.

 

Writing

I have wide-ranging experience writing children's fiction and nonfiction WFH for publishers. Some recent clients: National Geographic Kids, Scholastic, Lonely Planet Kids, and Disney Publishing.

 

​Contact me to discuss your project and ask about rates: allibrydoncreative@gmail.com