Writing is a Journey filled with obstacles. Moments of doubt. Conflict. Defeat. Sometimes all that is needed to keep moving forward is to happen upon someone who will face those challenges with you.

About MJ Pankey’s site

mjpankey.com is a professional services platform for writers, offering one-on-one consultation, manuscript critique, and developmental editing services to help you iron out the details of your story. In addition to writing services, MJ Pankey also blogs book reviews and writing tips, and creates workshop videos and training sessions on her YouTube channel. “My mission is to provide the tools and wisdom you need for your writing journey.”


Narrative Consultation

Brainstorm past writer’s block and smooth out any plot or character issues.

Manuscript Critique

Unbiased feedback for manuscripts in first or second draft.

Developmental Edit

In-depth review for manuscripts before submitting to a publisher or agent.


MJ is an invaluable resource for a writer. She always knows exactly how to propel me and my writing forward, challenging me to think outside the box.” 

– Haley Whaley.

As a high school English teacher, I have always been comfortable giving criticism, but was always shy about sharing my own work until I met MJ. In the two years since I have started working with her, I have seen my writing improve tenfold. Her writing advice is always constructive and presented in a kind way that makes me feel at ease offering up my work for critique.” 

– Michelle Bureau.

I’ve gone from a hobbyist writer to publishing my short fiction and MJ has been involved every step of the way, encouraging me and offering invaluable critiques. She is passionate and professional with an eye for details that will polish your writing style and help your voice shine through.”

– Laura Marden.

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