We specialize in writing services to help you achieve your writing goals.

"Sheri Bestor is the best thing that has ever happened to my writing career. I have studied picture book writing diligently, attended meetings, critique groups and expensive conferences, yet I probed in the dark. Then I found Willow Words and Sheri Bestor. With unexpected warmth and inspiration, Sheri taught me more in one critique letter than I had learned in all my previous study combined. Furthermore, she has demonstrated a sincere interest in my development as a writer and individual.Thanks, Sheri for turning on the lights and taking an interest in my work."
Daniel Welborn ~ Writer

“Sheri Bestor first critiqued a manuscript for me at a SCBWI conference two years ago. She did such a helpful and thorough job that I have been using her service ever since.  Both her ideas for me to consider and her questions for me, help align my story on the page more closely with the story in my head.  In addition to her written critiques, I also enjoy and value her phone critiques.  My manuscripts are much stronger after working with Sheri.” CT, Wisconsin

Our Services

In part, Willow Words Writing Services strives to further the mission of supporting writers towards publication.

Please note: Willow Words Writing Services is for authors who are at the stage of needing feedback on their manuscripts, not those ready to seek representation for their manuscript. As a represented author with Willow Words, all editorial feedback is included in the services and you will not pay a fee.

Willow Words Writing Services is a division of Willow Words and not a part of the agency. We are NOT IN ANY WAY, suggesting you need to pay for a service to become represented by an agent or to sell your work to an editor. 

Willow Words also offers writing services for: website content, business brochures, marketing materials and other projects. Contact Sheri for more information. Sheri has extensive experience in business content writing. If you are interested in learning more about her menu of services to hire her as a freelance writer for your company, please contact her via email or phone. 

Willow Words Writing Services can be hired for the following services

Manuscript Critique: This service includes an emailed critique, a  marked up manuscript, and a 30 minute phone conference about your manuscript. Additional fees will apply if you’d like further input into revisions.

__$85 for a picture book with a word count of 1,000 or less.

__$95 for non-fiction picture book, word count 1000 or less

__$150 for a picture book or non-fiction picture book of a word count that exceeds 1000 words, or the first two chapters of a middle grade novel

__$350 Middle grade

__$450 Young Adult

___$25 Submission Cover Letter Critique

____Business Writing: Fees available upon request

Contact Us

If you are interested in Willow Words Writing Services, please contact: Sheri@WillowWords.Agency
In the subject of the email, please type: Writing Service Requested
Do NOT send your ms until we have corresponded. Thank you.

Willow Words Writing Services

1300, 14th Avenue, Suite E, Grafton, WI, United States

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