Critique Services

Welcome to my brand new Critique Service! Check out the introductory offers below!

Fresh eyes


By far the most enjoyable part of the journey to publication has, for me, been working with other writers. Over the last few years I have critiqued many manuscripts, helped other writers with developmental edits, and worked with querying authors to get their submission packages so shiny they left agents dazzled in their wake!

Wherever you are in your journey, I’d love to help you take the next step. Whether it’s submitting your work to agents, polishing up a short story, getting feedback on your opening chapters, or even critiquing your full manuscript.


“Nicola Crosskey’s input transformed my query letter into one I was much more confident to send out to agents. With her help I was subsequently shortlisted for an agent one-to-one pitch, and this was with the first agent I’d approached. This has led to further interest in the manuscript of my debut novel.

Nicola’s talents for identifying the weak parts of a submission and suggesting what needs further work are exceptional. In my case, this meant making the language and hook of my story more assertive in the query letter, identifying my own key selling points, getting to the heart of the pitch quicker, and excellent advice about comparison titles. I’m so thankful that both my manuscript and query letter have benefited from Nicola’s critiquing and editorial expertise, and I heartily recommend her services.”       Wendy Burke

“Nicola was instrumental in helping me get a novella ready for self-publishing. With novellas being notoriously difficult to pitch to traditional publishers I felt self-publishing was the only way for me to get my story out there.

With Nicola’s help I felt confident that my story was as professionally presented as possible. She recommended changes to aspects of my story that were letting it down and her help with my punctuation and grammar was faultless. As a result of her help, I have learned a lot and feel my level of writing has now improved massively. She gave me her full attention during our dealings and I never felt as though I was being “fitted in” around her other projects. I would highly recommend her services.”                                Steven Hawley


“I cannot thank you enough for the help you’ve given me with both my synopsis and query letter. I’d felt so out of my depth, I was ready to just throw in the towel, but your input on both has helped create something I can send to agents with confidence.
Without doubt, I’ll be coming to you for help again when my latest WIP is ready. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”                                                                                     Gavrusik




To celebrate the start of 2019, and the launch of my new critiquing service, I am offering special discounted rates on query packages for the whole of January and February!

You can choose either a ‘quick critique’ (I will provide you with feedback in the form of an edit letter, detailing what works well and any areas I feel need improvement – with constructive suggestions), or a ‘thorough critique’ (in addition to the written feedback, I will add in-margin comments to your document giving specific, detailed suggestions for improvements).

Prices for January/February:

Query Letter :

Quick critique: £5

Thorough critique: £8


Quick critique: £8

Thorough critique: £13

First Three Chapters: 

Quick critique: £15

Thorough critique: £22

Whole Package (Query, synopsis, opening chapters): 

Quick critique: £23

Thorough critique: £35

If you have any questions, or would like to book a slot, please get in touch using the contact for below. I’d love to hear from you!