Critique Sample

Critique Sample

Send me a short story or the first chapter of your novel and I will critique the first ~2000 words, free of charge. This will give you an idea of what it’s like to work with me and let me know how to price my services for you.

I will help you improve your writing, but that means I have to be honest. I won’t be mean to you, but I won’t hold back, either.

If you’re looking for a pat on the head, look elsewhere. 


I will focus my criticism on the areas I find are most important for you to work on, so each critique will be different. For more information about developmental editing and the services I provide, look here.


No rough drafts. It’s advisable that you’ve thoroughly gone over your draft at least once, or I’ll likely be telling you things you would have noticed yourself, had you taken the time.

Use my contact form to get in touch.


Here are some nice things people have said about my work:

“Magnus provided a first class editing service, comparable to any I have seen from a major publisher. Possibly superior. I recommend his work.”

Laurence O’Bryan – Author of The Istanbul Puzzle & The Cairo Puzzle

“Magnus is without a doubt a godsend when it comes to editing a book. For me, he has been thoughtful, patient, and considerate regarding my needs and has approached each problem with total professionalism.”

Robert H Fellows – Author of The Six Pack