Testimonials - Manuscript Critiquing

"Laura Atkins does exactly what you hope she'll do—and way, way more. I'm beyond happy that I had the opportunity to share my children's book manuscript with her and benefit from her extensive experience and knowledge. Her edits were sharp, thorough, and thoughtful, but she also went above and beyond just marks on a page; she offered invaluable suggestions for how to expand and enhance the text. She tamed my obsession with em dashes—and she also gave me fresh ideas for new content. She absolutely knows her stuff and is committed not just to diverse, high-quality children's literature, but to supporting the artists and writers working to create it."

-Kate Schatz, Director, Literary Arts Program at Oakland School for the Arts
Rad American Women A-Z coming Spring 2015 from City Lights/Sister Spit


"I recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design, MFA Illustration and found Laura during my thesis research about multicultural picture books. Laura’s consulting for my picture book projects was accurate and superb. She knows illustration too. I highly recommend Laura for anyone who is seeking professional help for his or her children’s picture book."
—YoungJu Kim, Children’s book illustrator, www.kimyoungju.com


"Since meeting Laura I’ve taken not only my novel more seriously, but my overall craft. She has brought new dimensions to my work I wouldn’t have previously thought possible, with a professionalism and attention to detail that’s helped build my confidence both in the work and as a writer."
—Andy Dickenson, Production Journalist, ITV Meridian