Howdy and welcome! My name is Maia, I'm a word nerd, and I'm here to help. In my manuscript critiques I provide developmental and structural feedback, focusing on content flow, clarity, pacing, as well as character, plot, and genre details and other critical story elements. I also point out grammar, punctuation, and other usage issues when I catch 'em—which is pretty often ☺. I provide in-line notes in your wip as well as an in-depth beta reader letter and I take a very flexible approach to working with my clients—if it's a good fit for you to send me 10,000 words every week, and you want me to focus on a specific element (like character or plot development) I'm happy to work with your schedule and requirements, and I particularly enjoy working with authors who write in a series.
As a novelist with a couple of years working at Kobo under my belt, I have a pretty good understanding of the writing biz, and my feedback is prompt, reliable, and supportive. My clients range from newbies to bestselling authors, and all are welcome—but please note that the best way to get the most out of your manuscript evaluation is to send me the cleanest, most developed copy you can.
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