Never, never, never pay anyone to read anything you write in any form.
PLUS a bonus just for you!
Change nothing in your ms (manuscript) unless:
- You sincerely believe (notice I did NOT say think) it’s an improvement, you must BELIEVE it improves your work.
- The person making the suggestion has a dripping fountain pen over an enormous check to provide you an advance, an option, or a purchase for the work under consideration.
There are many “professionals” out there who will charge mega bucks for reading, editing, improving your work when they* have never sold one word of their own writing. Show it to your friends, teachers, lovers, neighbors, siblings for feedback if you have the hide of a rhinoceros and keep in mind that EVERYONE has their own agenda which may or may not be supportive of you and your work.
*There are some very popular names on my list of wannabes, but I’m too much of a lady to reveal more than one…or maybe two of them. ☺