Manuscript Review with Editor Kerry Ambrose



45-minute 1-on-1 meeting with professional editor Kerry Ambrose, including a pre-reading of your manuscript & book synopsis

About This Manuscript Review

All writers need editors. Even literary giants—from Gertrude Stein to Alice Munro to Stephen King—relied on editorial feedback before going to print.

In this manuscript review service, our professional editor Kerry Ambrose will meet you 1-on-1 via Zoom to give detailed feedback about your book manuscript or proposal. This includes:

  • A 45-minute 1-on-1 with a professional editor
  • A thorough pre-reading of 5,000 words of your writing
  • A close look at your synopsis or book outline

At the end of the meeting, you will understand what's working and what's not in your book, and you will come away with clear, actionable tips to improve it so that you can increase your chances of creating your best book and publishing it!

How Will This Service Improve Your Writing?

To create a book that is publishable, external help is a necessity, not a luxury. A critique group may be your first stop along the road, but ultimately, you’ll want to seek help from a professional editor—one with a track record for helping others polish and publish their work.

Our manuscript review service provides you with quick, cost-effective feedback from a professional editor that you can use to improve your work and get a publishing deal!

Meet Our Book Doctor

Kerry Ambrose is a professional editor—one of the only editors we trust here at So You Want to Write. 

As a stylistic line editor, Kerry’s expertise will bring your fiction or non-fiction book up to industry standards (using The Chicago Manual of Style). She especially enjoys LGBTQA2S+ and women’s fiction.

Her practice is inspired by her experience. A skilled writer with a cheerful wit, she’s penned her own novel, which is currently in development. She has advanced degrees in philosophy and social justice, as well as fifteen years’ experience working in nonprofit, school, and community-based settings.

Before moving to Toronto, she lived on a Pennsylvania battlefield, in the Andean high plains, on a mountaintop in Vermont, and at a Buddhist meditation centre in California.

What Writers Are Saying About Kerry 

"Kerry Ambrose is a wonderful editor. She possesses impressive literary skills, and her edits combine detailed attention to grammar with clear, concise writing. Her broad knowledge of cultural and social trends allows her to give insightful feedback on the more general issues my non-fiction books and poetry address. If you want a skilled, conscientious editor, Kerry is an excellent choice."

— Katie Curtin, Author of Amazon BestsellerThe Happy, Well-Fed Artist: How to Get Your Creative Projects Off the Ground and Into the World 

"Working with Kerry has been a game changer. I started my trilogy fifteen years ago, but Kerry’s recent editing support helped me finish it. I’m proud to say I'm now preparing to publish! This has been a dream of mine for a long time. Consulting Kerry has been one of the best investments I’ve made on my journey to becoming a published author.”

Stina Hemming, Author ofWillful Blindness, Book One in the Alex Greene “Ice Queen” legal thriller series

Your Transformation 

After working with Kerry, you will go …

  • From being overwhelmed by the editing process to beingclear on the exact steps neededto turn your choppy copy intopolished perfection 
  • From wasting time spinning your wheels tomaking edits effectively and efficiently 
  • From being unsure of your work to havingconfidence that it will stand out from the masses, andfind representation and/or a publisher
  • From writing alone to collaborating with anally who’s been where you are, and has atrack record for helping others get out of the messy middle and ready to publish

How it Works

Once you purchase your session, we'll email you within 2 business days to schedule a meeting date and time, and to chat about any specific requirements or requests you have. 

We'll need to receive your manuscript pages and your synopsis 5 days in advance of your meeting so that Kerry has a chance to read them thoroughly.

At the time of your meeting, Kerry will contact you by Zoom to dive right in!

You'll walk away with excellent insight from a professional editor about how to write, improve, market, and sell your book!


Email us any time to discuss your project.

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