Lisa's Critiquing Services

Here's what authors are saying after receiving Lisa'a critiques;

"WOW Lisa. You are amazing. I LOVE IT!!! The manuscript sounds so much better. I knew the cadence or stanza was off but I didn’t know how to fix it. I just wrote from the heart. I am so pleased with what you have done, I can’t even convey it to you!" 

~ Jim Baragar, author of "Come Fish With Me"


"Thank you so much for all your expertise and detail with the editing!  I can't tell you how much I appreciate it and it's obvious you are doing this out of a deep love for your craft rather than any other reasons. I agree with you on ALL issues you brought up especially relating to the voice needing to be more like an eight year old. 
The way it reads after your suggestions is perfect!  You have some wonderful suggestions that add great value to the book and it represents what I'm trying to say. I also like your suggestion regarding the title. 
Regarding the last page, I also agree that it would interupt the flow and would work good on the back cover. 
Again, I am very grateful for the work you have done, and can't tell you how excited I was to work with you to make this book something that I can be very proud of. 

~ Jeff Botch, author of "Big Feats".


"Incredible! Your critique was more than I hoped for. I loved the insights on how to have my characters express themselves more, and how the power of illustrations can take down the word count. By far you have helped me greatly. I appreciate the line by line critique of the story... how you worked the story over twice, adding notes all along the way. The best part was, you help me grow as a writer. I will be contacting you again in the future and recommending you to others. Thank you so much! 

~ David Zyskowski, Aspiring Children's Book author. 


'After about a month of constant editing I still wasn't happy with my story. I knew there was something missing, but I couldn't quite work out what it was. I sent my manuscript off to Lisa, hoping she would be able to add that final bit of magic.  A week later I got my answer. The changes she made improved my story beyond my wildest expectations. Lisa provided helpful notes explaining why she'd suggested the changes proposed, and returned the manuscript in a format ready to be sent to my illustrator, and potential publishers. This was an invaluable service.
With Lisa I got a lot more than I bargained for. Quality edits, quality advice and a quality manuscript! I now have someone who I know I can trust to help take my work to the next level.

~ Anthony Crosbie, children's book author 

Are YOU ready to take YOUR manuscript 
to the next level???

  • Have you written a children's picture book that your friends and family love, yet you keep receiving rejection letters from publishers?
  • Are you a picture book author who's just finished your first manuscript, and you need to know if it's ready for submissions?  
  • Have you done several re-writes, but just can't figure out why your manuscript's not working? 
  • Are you finally ready for a professional critique that will increase YOUR picture book manuscript's potential for success?

Lisa will provide you with a detailed, line-by-line critique that includes writing tips and suggestions sure to improve YOUR odds for publishing success!

Picture Books under 500 words - $40.00
Picture Books 500-1000 words - $50.00
Picture Books or Story Picture Books 1000-1500 words - $75.00

If you'd like to purchase your critique today,
please contact Lisa at and include your manuscript's word count.
A payment invoice will be promptly forwarded to you.

Thank you!