Sofia M. Starnes
Poet, Editor, and Translator

Creative Writing Critiques

Creative Writing Critiques is a professional editing service, active since 1995, for writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. This service provides the following: stylistic suggestions to address any linguistic weakness in a particular work; overall considerations regarding flow, cohesion, climax, denouement, etc.; specific comments on word use, taking into account the range of tropes available to each form; comments on characterization (where applicable); suggestions regarding book organization, chapters, sections, etc.; line-by-line corrections of punctuation, spelling, phrasing, etc.; comments on specific concerns the writer may have regarding the work. The Critique service includes detailed editing notes on the manuscript itself and a critique letter which summarizes salient points and gives an overall assessment of the work, with follow-up correspondence, as needed. For further information, including editing fees, please contact me at the following e-mail address: