I’d like to participate, but I must confess that giving feedback on writing is what I do for a living. Before becoming a college English instructor, I worked in editorial positions at two non-fiction publishing houses. Research is my real love, but I love working with college writers. While I’m known for rigor, I explain and support my judgments—so much so that I’ve had students thank me for failing them. I’ve also been published, so I know the pain of criticism.
As time permits, I’ll be more than glad to offer feedback for revision of structure and style—for free—to anyone who wants it.
My current project is a novel and hence not eligible for this forum, but anyone interested in reading the current incarnation of the first chapter can find it and comment on it here:
The last lines there need to go, don’t they? I felt my gorge rising as I reread them today. Questions. Such an obvious device.