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About Lydia Lukidis


Do you need help polishing your manuscript and bringing it to the next level? Consider getting a professional critique from Lydia!

Why you would benefit:


Critique for a picture book, fiction or nonfiction (no rhyming please), <1000 words: 95$ CAD (70$ USD)
Each additional word: 0.10$ CAD
Second read for the same manuscript: 20$ CAD (15$ USD)
Query critique: 20$ CAD (15$ USD)
Chapter book and easy reader critiques are also available, contact the author for pricing.


If you’re a first time client, the first query critique is FREE.
If you’re a member of SCBWI Canada East, one time picture book critiques are at a discounted rate of 50$ CAD.
If you’re interested, please email Lydia to request a critique. Submissions in Word form are preferred.


“Sending my manuscript to Lydia, has brought out the best in my writing, elevating my manuscript to the next level. Her edit suggestions are purposeful, leaving me confident I am submitting my best work. I cannot thank her enough.”
-Author Robin Martin

“Lydia is clearly a gifted editor with a kind, supportive, and insightful approach to working with her clients. In providing feedback on a chapter book manuscript, Lydia shared her knowledge of writing for children and applied her exceptional editorial skills by highlighting specific examples to my writing. I am grateful to her for the balanced and helpful response to my work.”
-Author Valerie Bean

“As an aspiring picture book author, with no books on the market (yet!), I went to Lydia for help with a manuscript. She highlighted both the weaknesses and strengths of my story in a way that still left me feeling hopeful about my writing. I’ve learned that hope is key to any aspiring author, and it’s amazing when you find an editor who leaves you feeling encouraged. Thank you Lydia!”
-Author Rosalyn Yake

Professional organizations for authors

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers
Quebec Writers’ Federation
The Writers’ Union of Canada
Canadian Authors
The Authors Guild

Helpful Blogs and Websites for Writers

Kidlit 411
Sub it Club
Inky Girl
Write for Kids
Institute of Children’s Literature
The Purple Crayon
Rachelle Burk's Resources for Children’s Writers
Writing, Illustrating, and Publishing Children's Books: The Purple Crayon
Writers Help Writers
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Trade Book Publishers That Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts
40 Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts

For emerging writers, or nonprofessional authors who wrote a book and wonder what to do next, click HERE for a document that details your options.