Article Assessment and Critique

The one thing that changed everything for me as a writer was having my articles and blog posts critiqued by a professional editor.

Being shown exactly where I was going wrong accelerated my development hugely and helped my writing get noticed. That led to me landing my dream job as Flying Solo editor and being able to write for industry websites such as Copyblogger and Problogger.

My Level Up Your Writing Article Assessment and Critique service aims to do the same for you. I can’t wait to help YOU take your writing to the next level and get the attention of people who can fast track your career or business.

What does it cost?

$79 per article (for now!)

What do I need to do?

Simply send me (via the sign up link below) a piece of writing you know can be better, but you’re not sure how to get it there. You can send me either a Word Document or a Google Doc link.

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Wait! I have more questions!

This service involves you taking my words and making them sound amazing right?

No, this is not an editing/ghostwriting service. This is an article assessment/critique service. I will show you where you’re going wrong, and tell you how to make it right.

Oh, ok. What can I expect to get back from you then?

It depends on how good the article is.

If it’s pretty close to the mark, I will actually do what I call a ‘fine-tuning’ edit. I’ll tighten things up for better clarity, remove repetition, check grammar and spelling and remove anything from your piece that fails to deliver on the promise the headline is making.

From experience, however, most articles aren’t close to the mark so it’s more likely you’re going to get one of these:

  1. A marked up document which indicates where certain ideas need to be clarified and/or fleshed out a bit more.
  2. A marked up document with suggestions for restructuring your article to deliver your idea more clearly and logically.
  3. A marked up document with a combination of 1 and 2 above.
  4. Advice to start again from scratch: I will take the brilliant idea that’s buried deep in the words you’ve submitted to me, extract it, and then provide you with both a new article hook and a new article outline to write to.
Do I get to clarify the feedback you provide to me?

Yes, you can send me one email seeking clarification on the feedback I’ve provided if you’re not sure what I mean. I am unable to go back and forth with you over multiple emails, however.

Do I get to send the piece back to you for another look once I’ve made your changes?

Yes, but an additional fee of $59 will apply.

Do you provide any kind of guarantee?

Yes. If you feel the feedback I have provided is not worth the $79 you paid, I will refund your money, no questions asked.

Once I’ve submitted my article, how quickly will I get the feedback?

Within five (5) working days (Perth, Australia time: GMT +8).

Can I pay to speed up this process?

Yes, you can pay a rush fee of $59 to have your article feedback returned within one (1) working day.

Is there a word limit on articles you will critique?

Yes. 2000 words max.

Will you critique sales letters?

I believe sales letters are a specialised field of writing. While they do share many of the same principles of a great article or blog post, and while I’m sure I’ll be able to help you make your sales letter 100% better, I don’t want to pretend I am a specialist in that field.

Will you critique emails and/or email newsletters?

Yes.

I’m quite precious about my writing and don’t take on feedback very well, will your service help me?

No. I’m very direct with my feedback. While I do care about people’s feelings (I’m an INFJ after all), when I’m editing/assessing a piece of writing, I only care about the idea in the piece, and ensuring what you’ve written communicates that idea perfectly. If you find it difficult to hear very direct feedback, you won’t enjoy working with me.

I’m a complete beginner. Will this service teach me how to write?

No. In order to process and understand some of the feedback I give, you need to be currently producing work you know is solid, but can go to another level.

Ok! I have an article/blog post I want you to critique, what do I do?

Simply click the button below to upload your article and pay.

I can’t wait to start working with you!


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