MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE SERVICES
Thank you for entrusting me with your work.
I have critiqued manuscripts from budding writers to published authors. My goal is to help you get your manuscript ready for submission and into the hands of the little readers you dream to inspire.
I am repped by Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency. My award-winning debut picture book, GOODNIGHT GANESHA, released in Fall 2021. I have two forthcoming books, MYRLIE: A VOICE OF HOPE, the recipient of the 2019 SCBWI WOOP Honor award, due out in Fall 2024 and another title that has yet to be announced, which is expected to release in Summer 2025.
I look forward to working with you!
"Nadia always brings another layer of insight to my manuscripts. I appreciate her kind, professional, relentless questioning of everything from character arc to description details. She offers potential solutions to tricky wording and praise when it’s due." - Nanette Heffernan, Author
"Nadia gave a thoughtful and thorough critique that helped me see my manuscript in a new light and made me excited about the project again. I later went on to sell that manuscript and my debut picture book, Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist, will be released in September 2019." - Christine Evans, Author
"When Nadia reads and reviews a manuscript, she takes the effort to connect with the intrinsic message and purpose of the story - this comes through when she offers feedback to improve the writing and storytelling while still allowing me to tell the story I intend to tell. This was particularly true in the case of my published work, The Yellow Suitcase (PB), where her input from conception to getting the manuscript submission-ready was valuable. I appreciate that she often goes a step further to offer options for word and line edits."- Meera Sriram, Author
"Nadia's critique of my picture book manuscript included helpful suggestions, encouragement and advice. She also offered many writing resources along with comparative titles for me to research. Her critique inspired revisions that strengthened my manuscript to get it submission ready. Nadia truly understands what an author needs and provides excellent feedback in a professional manner." - Lisa L. Furness, Author
"When Nadia critiques a manuscript, she gives thorough feedback that takes into account all of the elements that make a good story (concept, plot, word choice, etc.). She was one of the first reviewers of both of my upcoming board books, SUNRISE DANCE and MOONLIGHT PRANCE, and her commentary and support were invaluable." - Serena Gingold Allen, Author
"Nadia has a gift for critiquing and improving manuscripts. I have had the privilege of receiving Nadia’s thoughtful commentary on my picture book manuscripts, and in each case her suggestions significantly improved my work. Nadia has a vision for first recognizing and understanding the heart of a manuscript before she begins to strengthen it. With great appreciation, I have witnessed Nadia’s line-by-line edits that have tightened my stories and taken them to a more professional level. I have full confidence in Nadia, because she respects the story and works within the framework of the story to make it stronger. As an editor, Nadia is a writer’s dream. " - Tamara Grippi, Published Writer and Teacher