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 both fiction and non-fiction for adults and children.
As a freelance writer, 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.
I set professional fees for my article writing, editing, and unpublished manuscript critiques. However, I don't believe in setting a rate for book reviews, as I feel that established fees give the wrong impression to authors, and industry-wide have been abused by other book reviewers.
All I ask for a review is consideration of my work and time with a donation.
I leave it to the author's budget & discretion as to what this amount will be.
Payment amount in no way influences my review of the work.
I realize this is not the norm, but my professional integrity comes first, and I feel more comfortable doing book reviews this way. The authors I have worked with seem to agree. You may see some comments on my reviewing on the testimonials page.
I will only write an honest, professional review based on my opinion of the book on a 5 star system.
Critique service of unpublished manuscripts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 So, too, is every unpublished manuscript.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.
Authors may choose between:
for a personalized evaluation of what I can do to help.