Manuscript Evaluation

No matter what stage of your writing career, you can always benefit from an experienced and caring reader of your work. I have provided my writers with detailed, intuitive and thoughtful feedback on their works in progress and manuscript drafts. I specialize in line-edits, substantive and stylistic editing, preparing a manuscript for submission and advising on venues for publication for your work of poetry, fiction or non-fiction. My students and mentees have gone on to successfully publish in magazines, journals and book publishers.


Rates can vary depending on the content and length of your manuscript. In order to determine a fair and equitable rate that is in alignment with industry standards (please see The Writers Union of Canada for standard rates). I offer one free initial consultation.


If you are interested in working with me, please get in touch and send a short sample of your creative work. Within 2-4 weeks I will have prepared feedback and will arrange for the initial consultation to discussion your vision and goals for the project in person or over Zoom. If you wish to continue to work with me, you will continue to receive more in-depth feedback and comments on your full manuscript and work-in-progress, and revisions that you may wish to work on. I also advise on preparing submissions for publication, writing grant proposals, and strategies for promotion and community building.


Phoebe provided me with plenty of unexpected insights and opinions towards my manuscript. I’d been struggling with its arrangement, and with the balancing of various themes. Phoebe paid lots of attention to the book’s emotional and technical aspects. She helped me greatly with a step in the book-writing process that I had found frustrating and intimidating.

Ben Ladouceur, author of Otter and editor at Arc Poetry Magazine