Coming highly recommended and a well known author/editor in the genre of my manuscript, I engaged Jennifer to perform the autopsy. Well, it wasn’t quite dead but I certainly had beat it nearly to death. What I received was amazing! She provided an in-depth constructive evaluation, identifying grammar, pacing, some developmental needs for the character and line editing. Very impressive and she was spot on. The feedback was clear and concise. Jennifer also encouraged any follow-up questions, which of course, I had; those too were promptly answered. Highly recommend. If you are needing a critique and/or edit this is your go to girl!
Talking with Jennifer for the first time when she critiqued my manuscript was like talking with a good friend who knows just what to say and just what you need. She is someone you can trust. Jennifer cheered the sections that soared and zeroed in on places where the story got lost in the writing. Perhaps more importantly, she was able to clearly explain the logic behind her reactions and suggest solutions for breathing new life into my work. Jennifer’s critical judgments were informed by an intimate knowledge of the practical realities of the marketplace, publishers, readers, editors, and agents — and they were always on target. I feel a renewed sense of promise in my work. Thank you, Jennifer.
I want to share that I had a wonderful critique session with Jen Swanson yesterday. She gave me lots of feedback. We brainstormed appropriate publishing houses. I enjoyed working with her. I think my revised manuscript will soon be ready for submissions to editors. I can’t really say enough good things about my critique session with Jen Swanson.
My critique with Jen this morning was fantastic! She was such a help to get me focused with what to do with my big variety of stories and where they might fit with publishers and which are the strongest. Thank you, Jen Swanson, for clear direction for my next step in this unfolding, never a dull moment journey.
Jennifer Swanson has written over twenty books for both trade and educational publishers. She is active in social networking and is keenly aware of current trends in the NF market. In critiques, she has given me knowledgeable advice in researching, using innovative writing techniques and kid friendly language. As a professional, Jennifer would be an excellent choice to critique your NF project
Jennifer Swanson’s critiques are always helpful, insightful and chock full of fabulous suggestions. Jennifer brings an extensive writing and publishing background to the table and I’m grateful to have had her help many times over. Not only is Jennifer full of knowledge, but she’s sweet and wonderful to work with. I highly recommend
Jen’s critique of my historical fiction picture book immediately targeted the weaknesses in my manuscript. She helped me structure and refocus the story line in the form of a question, which I could use to assess the flaws or inconsistencies in my story. I would definitely recommend Jen’s services!
Jen coached me through the process of getting a contract to write for the educational market. Her comments on my cover letter, resume, and writing samples, as well as her advice about how to navigate the market, helped me craft a great package and gave me confidence. My first two books are coming out this spring.