Critique Service

pub conReady to submit your work? You only get one chance to impress an agent or a publisher –  so you owe it to yourself to give your work its best chance.

With an MA in Creative Writing, over 5 years running a writing group and being a prize-nominated author I can provide valuable feedback on your writing.

Submission Package


  • Review your first 10k/first 3 chapters, providing detailed track and review comments
  • Review your cover letter
  • Review your synopsis

Full Package £7.50 / 1000 words

Assessment of storyline, characters and your author voice.

  • Detailed tracked comments throughout the manuscript.
  • Help with presentation and layout.
  • Suggestions on how to edit your work to the right length.
  • Areas to work on writing wise (if applicable!) and to identify your strengths to really take advantage of.
  • Advice on grammar and punctuation.   (Not a full proof-reading service but will point out repeatable errors so you can self-correct)
  • Review your cover letter
  • Review your synopsis

For the Full Package please get in touch via the contact form below, providing me with novel name, word count and genre.


“Chris’s feedback on my synopsis and early chapters was really helpful. He didn’t just point out where my writing could be improved but how it could be improved. He commented on specific issues as well as providing overall direction that I have been able to take forward in my practice. A really helpful and positive experience. Ruth.”   Ruth C – Shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers)

“Chris gave me really helpful and insightful commentary on my work in progress, spotting things i’d not seen and taking the time to explain some of the thinking and creative writing theory behind why one way of putting things might be better than another. He’s constructive, honest and i thoroughly believe both you as a writer, and your work will  benefit from existing his input.”  Shaun Baines – Author of Woodcutter, Shortlisted for the People’s Book Prize 2019.

“Chris Hannon has been pivotal in my development as an amateur writer. His clear and effective editing has helped to ride and strengthen my stories. In addition, he has guided me through areas of weakness and in so doing improved my storytelling. I am a better writer for having worked with Chris.”  Mike S