manuscript consultation

I want to work with you on your messy-but-awesome YA manuscript!

I’ve taught creative writing at the University of British Columbia MFA program and at The Writers Studio at Simon Fraser University, workshopping YA works-in-progress. Novel length projects are my favourite, so do be in touch with your proposal.

After thirteen books with Knopf Random House, Penguin, and Orca, you can be sure that I know a thing or two about getting your manuscript into publishable form.


Manuscript Reading & Evaluation:

Sample: $200 for up to 15 pages

Manuscript: $200 for 1st 15 pages, $2 / pages after that

Manuscript Mentoring & Consultation: 

  • initial on-line or in-person introduction x 1-hour
  • a thorough read of your novel with some margin comments
  • preparation of critical and supportive feedback
  • a 1-hour meeting in person or on-line to go over suggestions
  • an option for a second read at a reduced rate of $70/hour.

$80 / hour x 15 hours for a standard manuscript = $1,200