Critique/Proofreading Services

As a writer it’s not uncommon to read your own passage dozens of times and feel something is not quite right, but not be able to pin down what is wrong ~ or maybe the whole novel may feel a little off. David can help. With an outsiders eye, David will carefully read your manuscript looking for plot holes, point of view shifts, pacing, natural dialogue flow, and all the little nuances that being too close to your own work can be so easily missed or overlooked. Send David your first three pages (Times New Roman, size 12, double spaced) for analysis. If you like what you see, let him know and he will get back to you with a price (price will vary depending on length and work involved).

All fiction is welcome, but David specializes in mystery, suspense, horror, paranormal and speculative fiction.


“I recently finished my first novel and asked David to critique it. He identified the point where my main character began to go astray and showed me how to fix it. He also identified a couple of patterns in my writing where simple changes could make the writing stronger. Thank you, David, for an invaluable critique!”   ~ Christy Marie Kent

“David is able to see through the rough edges of your writing to discern its true value.  Deftly his critiques refine your writing to reveal narratives that are concise and compelling, while ensuring the author’s voice is clearly heard.” ~ Melpomeni Murdakes

Speaking Engagements

If you’re planning a writers’ conference, or you’re a teacher looking for an outside speaker for your class, David Fingerman is available to speak on all aspects of creative writing. He has given talks on writing with the senses, avoiding writers block, dealing with rejection letters, and other subjects dealing with the creative writing process. Please contact for rates.