I have been editing and critiquing for over 10 years now. I was part of an intense critique group for something like five years, and am part of another intense critique group that reads and critiques a nice conglomeration of young adult, middle grade, fantasy, contemporary fiction and magic realism. I have been a judge over at Rate Your Story since its inception in 2011. I have also been a book reviewer for Compass Book Ratings since 2016.



* Editing 

* Critiquing

I am available to edit/critique:


*  Novels (Middle Grade and Young Adult)
*  Short stories (All age levels and genres)
*  Poetry (Rhyming) and rhyming picture books

Please note I will NOT accept erotica or novels containing overly graphic sex or gender identity issues. I am not comfortable critiquing that, and would not like to deny you of an honest edit based on personal feelings. Thank you for understanding.



  • Complete Edit (Giving advice on content as well as proper spelling and grammar, etc.) - $75-$150, depending on page amount and type of novel (Middle Grade or Young Adult).

  • First Pages Review - I'll do either a first chapter review (if the chapter is less than 10 pages) or 10 pages of a YA or MG novel, at a flat fee of $20.00 per submission. This will be a complete edit, with advice on content, suggestions for revision or rewriting, and correction of spelling and grammar.


Poetry/Rhyming Picture Books/Picture Books/Short stories:

  • Flat fee of $15.00 per poem/picture book/short story.


I accept payment through PayPal, but if that option doesn't work for you, send me an email and we can discuss another option.


Please do contact me first before purchasing.


Contact me via email (kdharpercat at gmail (dot) com).

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