I offer professional critiques of children’s poems, rhyming picture books, and poetry collections. These written (non-video) critiques include:

  • a specific focus on rhyme and meter (with a full scan)
  • some line-edit suggestions
  • a discussion of big-picture potential and revision goals

Interested in a critique? Contact me for rates!

Praise

“Suzy gives incredibly thoughtful and thorough critiques. She is a master rhymer, of course, but is also great at suggesting alternate words or phrasing. Plus: she’s hilarious! So if you have a humor manuscript, you are in AMAZING hands!”

-Rebecca Gardyn Levington, Children’s Author and Poet

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“Suzy offers nuanced line-level feedback as well as insightful big-picture input. From poems to picture books, you can trust that Suzy will give your work her full attention and offer a helpful summary of what’s working and what isn’t. If you write in rhyme, you’re in the hands of a master!”

-Lisa Varchol Perron, Children’s Author and Poet

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“I have been in a critique group with Suzy for many years and I always value her thoughtful and clever feedback!”

-Diana Murray, Children’s Author and Poet

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“Suzy’s feedback, from global to meter-specific, has helped me become a better writer. And her positivity and enthusiasm helped me sell my first book.”

-Kelly Conroy, Children’s Author and Poet

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“Suzy and I have been critique partners for years, and also work together as part of the 12×12 Picture Book Challenge program, helping other writers with rhyme and meter. Suzy has an excellent ability to scan a piece and clearly show a writer where problem areas exist, explain what is wrong, and make suggestions about how to fix the issue. Beyond the mechanics of rhyme and meter, she makes thoughtful and creative suggestions about plot, voice, character, theme — all the elements a story needs to truly sing. In short, her critiques are excellent!”

-Carrie Finison, Children’s Author and Poet

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“Looking to work with someone with amazing rhyme and meter prowess? Ability to skillfully critique poetry and picture books, and deliver her comments with humor and enthusiasm? Suzy is your gal! I always look forward to her critiques, they are thorough, skilled, and leave me feeling eager to dive back in and revise my manuscript to its full potential.”

-Jenna Waldman, Children’s Author and Poet

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