Reading books are a writer’s passion.
Doing book reviews is something I enjoy tremendously.
A former Catholic Press Association Book Awards judge and book reviewer for Inscriptions Magazine, ForeWord and Atlantic Publishing Company, I currently am an independent contractor doing reviews for Sacramento Book Review/ San Francisco Book Review, as well as doing private book reviews for individual authors and publicists.
I find doing book reviews both interesting and enriching to my own writing, and review fiction, non-fiction and children's books.
As a freelance journalist, my writing deadlines and work always take priority, but I have found a workable schedule that allows me the pleasure of doing book reviews, too.
Freelancing as a reviewer, the pay has varied from $20-$75 per review.
I really do believe that writers should help each other, however, so for authors who contact me with a book that interests me, I leave it to their budget and discretion as to how much they donate for my doing the review on my site, whose link I will promote on social media.
My professional integrity demands an honest review based on my opinion of the book on a 5 star system. Donation amount does not influence the review in any way.
Critique service of unpublished manuscripts
Every book is different. So, too, is every unpublished manuscript.
Rates for this service will take into account amount of work needed, as well as the author’s budget, to determine a fair price for both of us.
for a personalized evaluation of what I can do to help.