Two-on-One Critique available

Are you already working on your proposal but need some personal attention to make it shine? To that end, we are offering a Two-on-One Critique, which would include:

  • Thorough review of your work in progress by both Jen & Kerry
  • Specific feedback on each section of the document, identifying areas for improvement, missing components, sections that can be further refined, and strengths and weaknesses
  • Creative input on what additional materials or twist might set your idea apart
  • Evaluation of content, tone and voice, structure, and flow to further polish your work

Here’s how it works: You send us your electronic file and we’ll take it from there, inserting our comments and suggestions throughout the document for ease of revision.

Contact us for rates and to schedule your critique. We’re looking forward to working with you!

Write on,

J&K

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4 responses to “Two-on-One Critique available

  1. Gail

    I just read the article on fall book suggestions. Who edited this? Titles in bold face with single quotation marks? “Crack up” a book? Horrifying!

  2. I wanted to make a comment re: your article 5 risky reads. Ergo:
    For my father — “An IntrinsicValue,” By Ross Walker
    There are those instances when art becomes something other than the sum of its parts and/or when the whole of it becomes a bone of contention. When it comes to separating the meat from those bones, it is literature, as an art form, which is more than likely to be filleted. We may not “get” what a painting represents nor grasp the message behind a musical composition, but we can certainly understand what is being represented and what message is being conveyed when set down in words. The reasons are obvious: most individuals can read and, more often than not, do indeed comprehend what they have read. Whether these words are formatted into a simple newspaper clipping, a magazine article or even an entire novel, these words comprise an idea, and ideas can have a significant impact on individuals for the good or for the bad. Throughout history, people have either wanted to ban or burn books because of the ideas contained in them. We might say they have been significantly impacted for the worst, and I will add to the extreme. I am not going into a lengthy discussion regarding our first amendment rights, although they are very good rights to possess. In fact, they are so intrinsically good, men have died to protect them. And this is where I wanted to direct my post: My father was in the Navy during the war, and was assigned to a particular battleship, as a gunner’s mate. His ship was then dispatched to the Phillipines, where it was blown to pieces. My father escaped bruised and battered, and washed ashore somewhere in Manilla. He said that while he was in Manilla, he noticed a group of Japanese soldiers gathered together in front of a building where they were busily engaged in setting fire to a pile of books. Well, this building was the Far Eastern University Library. I know this for certain for my father, who was vehemently opposed to anyone burning anything, especially a book, waited for the soldiers to leave and managed to retrieve one of the books from a pile that had not been incinerated. It is now in my possession, and is titled, “Stories Of Useful Inventions,” by S.E. Forman, T212.F7. The Far Eastern University Library is stamped inside its cover. It is wholly ironic that two out of a number of useful inventions included in this book are the boat and the match. Considering my father’s situation there in the Phillipines, he would probably have disagreed, for at that point, they weren’t useful to him in the least. For one, he had neither boat nor match, and for two, those who did had used them in the most insane way possible. My point is this: Ideas are both useful and/or useless as any invention out there depending on our circumstances, and this is, very much so, the predicament of the writer when expressing his point of view–perhaps someone will find his ideas useful, perhaps not. Either way, it is what it is, “his point of view.” As a result, I am proposing that we put our matches to use in a more productive manner. My father said the thing he wished for most while stranded in Manilla was a hot meal.

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