Coaching and Manuscript Critiques

I worked with many published authors and can help you with revising, drafting, and submitting. All sessions are conducted remotely by email, telephone, and/or Zoom.


Are you having trouble getting started? I can help with prompts/writing exercises, coaching, Q&A, accountability, and more. I charge $75.00 an hour for these one-on-one sessions.

Manuscript Critiques

I offer manuscript critiques for completed work in the following genres:
    • fiction (literary, commercial, historical, family saga, women's fiction)
    • memoir
    • creative nonfiction
    • poetry (collections or chapbooks)

Base reading price

$600 for manuscripts 300 pages and fewer (double-spaced, one-inch margins). This price includes a thorough reading, editing letter, and one-hour phone call.

$750 for manuscripts 300-450 pages.

Base reading

Reading, letter, phone call as with the above plus in-text comments and line editing done through track-changes.

$835 for manuscripts 300 pages and fewer.
$950 for manuscripts 300-450.

I'm also happy to read short stories or pages from a manuscript in process:

10 pages double-spaced $35.00
30 pages double-spaced $100.00

Payments can be made through Venmo (@kriswhorton) or PayPal (

Classes announced in News as they are scheduled.