Critique & Marketing Services

Reviewer’s Eye View

Multi-published author and respected book reviewer Serena Chase provides affordable manuscript critique services for works of YA fiction, clean contemporary romance, and YA fantasy fiction. She also offers marketing copy critique services and assists authors in the creation of sales copy and promotional materials that will entice readers to purchase and engage them in the story before the first page is read.


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Menu of Manuscript Critique Services & Rates

Please note: Reviewer’s Eye View does not provide copyediting or proofreading services.

Extensive Evaluation: $225 – $600

This thorough critique provides comments and suggestions within the manuscript document as well as a detailed 6-12 page categorical evaluation of the manuscript concerning issues of structure, pacing, consistency, setting, character development, dialogue, worldbuilding, emotion, and reader engagement. The Extensive Evaluation includes an optional telephone or online chat session of up to 60 minutes to discuss problematic issues discovered during the critique and to brainstorm solutions to those problems. Similar to a Developmental Edit, the Extensive Evaluation is appropriate for a manuscript’s first completed draft and beyond.


< or = 25,000 words: $225.00

25,100 – 35,000 words: $275.00

35,100 – 50,000 words: $350.00

50,100 – 74,000 words: $425.00

74,100 – 85,000 words: $500.00

85,100 – 100,000 words: $600.00

Over 100,000 words: inquire

Simple Critique $125 – $400

This critique is designed for novels that have undergone at least one developmental/substantive edit or the R.E.V. Extensive Evaluation. It is also appropriate for advanced authors skilled in self-editing for structure, character, and other story-crafting problems. The Simple Critique provides comments in the manuscript identifying issues of clarity, pacing, character development, dialogue, and reader engagement. The Simple Critique does not include a detailed and categorized evaluation of the manuscript; however, it does include an optional telephone or online chat session of up to 30 minutes to discuss problems/issues mentioned in the manuscript comments and to brainstorm possible solutions.

The Critique Service Provider, at her discretion, may request the first twelve pages of a manuscript in advance to evaluate whether or not the work will benefit from a Simple Critique or if the more in-depth Extensive Evaluation is more appropriate for that particular manuscript.


< or = 30,000 words: $125.00

30,100 – 50,000 words: $200.00

50,100 – 74,000 words: $275.00

74,100 – 85,000 words: $350.00

85,100 – 100,000 words: $400.00

Over 100,000 words: inquire

Reviewer’s Eye Read-through Evaluation: $40 – $90

This “final stop” critique is primarily for the purpose of evaluating whether your story is—or is not— fully developed and ready to be copyedited, proofed, and published. Your manuscript will be critically read, in full, and you will be provided a one-page “review style” critique concentrating on the story’s strengths and weaknesses. That critique will include the evaluator’s justification as to why your story is—or is not—ready to move on to those final steps. This evaluation is intended for works that have already benefited from an R.E.V. Extensive Evaluation or from professional developmental or substantive editorial services elsewhere, and/or for manuscripts crafted by experienced/advanced authors.


< or = 25,000 words: $40

25,100 – 40,000: $50

40,100 – 55,000: $60

55,100 – 70,000 words: $70

70,100 – 85,000 words: $80

85,100 – 100,000 words: $90

Over 100,000 words: inquire


Manuscript Critique Services

“Serena Chase is an author’s secret weapon. Having read and reviewed hundreds of books, she knows what works and what does not; as an author, she can suggest ways to address those content concerns. Her critiques are both kind and honest. She’ll enthusiastically tell you what caught and held her attention, but won’t hold back on letting you know what needs to be adjusted to keep your reader clear through till the final page. Serena always finds ways to make the romance more engaging, the plot clearer, and the characters memorable and true to life.” ~Sandra Byrd, multi-best-selling and award-winning author

“I was impressed with Serena’s level of attention to detail, and I appreciated her insightful suggestions that strengthened my plot and characters. She got to the heart of my story and brought things to my attention I might have otherwise overlooked. If you have been searching for an astute critiquer, Serena is the one to choose!” ~Heather Day Gilbert, author of Amazon Norse bestseller God’s Daughter and of the Indie Publishing Handbook

Menu of Marketing Services & Rates




Marketing & Sales Copy Services

“Serena’s copywriting skills are second to none. I’ve never encountered anyone, in more than two decades in the publishing industry, who can craft book sales copy better than Serena Chase. Working together, she will help you shape every sentence and phrase into those that will turn casual browsers into dedicated buyers and readers. You have so few words to win the attention of a potential reader—make every one of them count.” ~Sandra Byrd, multi-best-selling and award-winning author