Article Critique Service

Want a second opinion before you submit your article to your editor? I can help you with that.

Before striking out as a freelancer, I spent 12 years as a staff editor at Learning & Leading with Technology, helping writers shape their articles and tell their stories in the most effective manner.

I would love to put that experience to work for you — so you can wow your editor and get that all-important ongoing work.

Pricing is easy, and is based on the word count of your final submission, as calculated by Word.

  • Articles up to 500 words: $50
  • 501-1,000 words: $100
  • 1,001-1,500 words: $150
  • 1,501 and longer: email me to discuss pricing

Turn-around is up to 72 hours, but usually faster.

Strategies for Success

Want to make this service work for you? Here are my tips to get the most for your investment.

  1. Shoot for assignments that pay at least 50 cents per word. I don’t want this expense to be unreasonable, so I’m shooting for 5-10% of your fee. That is a reasonable cost for auxiliary services that help you maximize your writing potential.
  2. Write your article early. You’ll want to send it to me at least five days before it is due to your editor so you have time to incorporate my feedback into your final draft.
  3. Include a copy of your assignment letter with your article. That way, not only can I judge the article on its own, I can assess whether you fully completed the assignment. This is one of the most important parts of your work as a writer, and it is what will give the editor confidence to keep coming back to you.
  4. Learn from my suggestions. I am happy to see you again and again, but the real goal is for you to use my services a few times, then work on your own to assess how well you completed your assignment. Look at the types of feedback I gave you, and then review your future articles with those questions in mind. Getting your articles done five days before they are due is a great habit to get into. You can set them aside for a day or two, then review them with fresh eyes.
  5. Keep records of your expenses. This service is a business expense for you, and you need to keep good records so you can include them in your tax filings.