Critique Service

Nancy Stewart’s Professional Critique Service

My professional critique service is designed to assist new and/or established writers make their stories, blog posts, and articles positively shine!

A bit about me

A former elementary school teacher and university professor who taught pre-service teachers, I write books for kids full time. I was fortunate to have lived in London for ten years and during that time gained a crucial perspective on the world: All people, no matter where or how they live, are more alike than different. What a wonderful piece of first-hand knowledge for writing books! Author of the Bella and Britt series for children (Guardian Angel Publishing), I also write for middle grade and young adults. Three of the Bella and Britt books (the fourth will be published in 2014) have won gold and silver awards from International Classics Children Awards. One Pelican at a Time was featured on GulfWatch, a PBS special, in 2012. I speak and present at schools, libraries and conferences throughout the U.S., including those of SCBWI.

What is the price of a critique?

*Please note: My limit for stories and articles is anything up to 2,000 words. Blog posts are up to 600 words. See pricing for MG or YA below. (If I don’t feel the subject matter is right for me, I’ll respectfully decline the opportunity to critique the work.)

Blog post critique … $30 with
Maximum 600 words.

I read the post, give advice on the piece as a whole, including the title. As a successful blogger with a worldwide audience for over five years, I will offer any tips I can on how to engage an audience.

My blog can be reviewed at:

Basic Critique…$50

I read and assess the story. Included will be a one-page letter with strengths and weaknesses of the plot and characters.


I read and assess the story, make comments and give questions to think about in the text, proofread and offer specific suggestions or word swaps as possible alternatives. A one page letter will be provided covering overall strengths and weaknesses of the story and characters.

Second Round Critique…$30

If you have already received a critique or line edit from me and have revised the same story, I provide a discounted rate for my critique services working with the new version or draft.

For MG or YA Novels

Pricing is $2.50 a page (or one cent per word equivalent)


Please note that I only accept checks or PayPal as payment. I require the full balance before completing the critique. You will receive payment instructions when you email me your critique request using the form below.

Requesting a Critique

Please fill out the form beow with the details of your manuscript. I will respond with payment instructions and my current schedule of how soon after payment clears that you can expect your returned manuscript. Typically, I will complete these in two weeks or less for smaller works and within one month for novels.

Critique Service Request

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