SERVICES

Are you getting ready to query your newest manuscript?
Check out my services below for all your submission package needs!
Query Letter Critique

 

Query letters are your first chance to impress an agent. You want to make sure it's the best it can be! For $25, I'll take a look at your query and give you feedback on how to improve. For $50, we can do three passes to really make sure it shines. 

See examples of query critiques by me here.

Submission Package Critique

 

Many agents ask for more than just a query letter. They can also ask for the first five or ten pages (or more) and maybe a synopsis. This service allows you to get your submission package in the best shape it can be so when you get those requests, you'll be ready! In this package, three passes of the query and one pass of the pages and synopsis is included. 

  • Query and first ten pages - $80

  • Query, synopsis, and first ten pages - $100

  • Query, synopsis, and first fifty pages - $150

 

See examples of my query critiques or first page critiques

Do you have writer's block? Don't know how to start or where to go from here?
Sometimes you need a helping hand.
Writing Coaching

 

Writing is hard. Many writers find it hard to get going, stay motivated, and get things done. Some can benefit from one-on-one coaching. I can sit down with you, online or in person, and we can figure out your goals and how to reach them. 

  • ​​​At $30 per hour, we can meet at regular intervals and talk about how to reach your goals. Do you need deadlines? Writing tips? A cheerleader? 

  • At 10 standard manuscript pages per session, I can take a look at what you're writing, see if you're heading in a direction that makes sense, and give you a boost!

  • ​I offer a free 30-minute consultation after you've filled out the questionnaire to see if we'd be a good fit for each other. 

TESTIMONIALS

"Averill gives expert editorial feedback in a gentle, constructive, and honest way that make rewrites easy and enjoyable."

JOY CAMPBELL, NON-FICTION PROJECT

"Averill is a thoughtful, insightful, knowledgeable, and critical editor. I have found Averill a passionate and creative writer herself, who is also able to effectively provide me with feedback. Her constructive criticism is consistently meaningful and the alterations she suggests are clear and manageable."

ELISE RING, FICTION PROJECT

"I have benefited greatly from Averill's strong knowledge of the writing process as well as her skill in shaping plots, and creating fully developed characters and captivating prose. She provides well-considered feedback, looking not only at the text I've submitted, but beyond, noting if each scene progresses my plot and is true to my characters' voices. I appreciate that she doesn't shy away from honest comments, but ensures they are supportive and encouraging."

LISA FOERSTNER, FICTION PROJECT

"I like to think of Averill's critique like the missing ingredient in my stew. I know there's something off about it and I'm not sure what it is - but then Averill throws in her sage advice on complex characters and narrative structure, and the story magically begins to come together."

CASSANDRA TAVARES, FICTION PROJECT