Manuscript Consulting

Would you like support with your writing project?

I can help!

As a published novelist and award-winning writer of short fiction, I love partnering with other writers to help them realize the potential of their work.

I’ve been a teacher for many years. Currently, I teach fiction writing in online workshops, with the Community College of Baltimore County, and with Baltimore Bridges, a program for inner-city high-school students. I’ve also been a teaching fellow at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshops, a mentor in Adroit Journal‘s summer program for high-school fiction writers and poets, and an assistant editor at Bartleby Snopes literary journal.


“I have had two workshops with you and you really know your stuff.  You are a smart and sensitive person who knows exactly how to get to the heart of a story’s problems.” – Louise M., Kenyon Review Writers Workshop participant

“The techniques taught in this course were very helpful to me. I can apply them to everything I write:  short stories, individual scenes in my novel, the entire novel, and even the creative nonfiction pieces/personal essays I write. It is a truly valuable tool that you have given us, Kris…I cannot thank you enough for this experience and for everything you have taught me.” – Shanti C., online fiction course participant

I’d love to work with you on your writing project. Keep reading below for info on what I offer, my rates, and how the process works.

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Max, fellow word enthusiast

What I offer:

  • Line/content editing (for pieces of any length)
  • Structural/developmental feedback (for larger works such as novellas, novels, and story collections)
  • Maps for future work (if you have an incomplete project and would like suggestions on how you might continue it)
  • Combinations of any/all of the above

My rates:

  • My fee is $50 per hour, to read your work and provide detailed feedback. This equates to about $50 per 15 pages of writing. 

How it works:

  1. Send me an email at, subject line “MS Consulting.” Then:
  2. I’ll schedule a free 30-minute phone call with you, to talk about your project, your goals for it, and the kind of help you’re looking for.
  3. Once we make sure I’m a good fit for you, you’ll send me your project.
  4. Based on its length and my initial overview of the work, I’ll send you an estimate of the total cost for the project and a date of completion. Projects requiring five hours or work or less are generally completed within a week. Longer projects may need up to four weeks.
  5. Once you approve the estimate, I’ll begin work.
  6. When I’ve finished, I’ll send you my comments and a full invoice for time spent. (Payment can be made by check, through PayPal, or through Venmo.)
  7. After you’ve reviewed my comments, we can schedule follow-up time for any questions you may have, as needed.

Sound good?

Email me today at to get started!

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Templeton, who also loves a good book