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transparent gifdownload print copy - Manuscript Guidelines

All writers need help. Faye offers critiques for:
transparent gif• memoirs, autobiography, biography
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She will not critique film or theatre scripts, fantasy, horror, romance, poetry or contemporary fiction.

Feedback includes:
Comments and questions on the manuscript format, content, style, organization, strengths and weaknesses,   as well as suggestions for improvements to your manuscript.
Comments on obvious technical or language problems. However, the critique does not include a line-by-line, detailed copy edit unless separately negotiated.
Logical market for your work only if she immediately recognizes one. In no way does she guarantees that your work will be accepted by a publisher or that her comments will be consistent with subsequent editors.
Comments on a maximum of 4 questions that you submit with your manuscript.

Manuscript Submissions
Before sending your work, email Faye to query her availability. Include:
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transparent gif• summary of content (paragraph for short works, 1 page for books)
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transparent gif• email five sample pages from manuscript when querying longer works (more than transparent gif5000 words) and transparent gifindicate whether you have footnotes and bibliography

Fees  (Canadian funds, please add GST)
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transparent gifUnder 2500 words (10 manuscript pages) – $ 75 plus GST
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transparent gifComplex or challenging projects with footnotes and bibliography may be assessed at a higher transparent gifrate
transparent gifAverage turn around time - 6-8 weeks from date received but also depends on manuscript transparent giflength

Format (Fees are based on your use of requested format):

  1. Send Word or Wordperfect manuscript, no pdfs or other formats.
  2. If you prefer to mail a manuscript, contact Faye at for details.
  3. For all manuscripts, include a cover page with a working title, number of words, your name, address, email and phone number.
  4. Double space the entire document. Do not single space or double space between paragraphs.
  5. Use Courier or Times (CG, New, Roman) 12 pt, nothing smaller.
  6. Margins one inch on 3 sides. Margin 1.5 inches on right side. Do not justify the right margin. Place title and page numbers in header.
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