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 manuscript critique, proofreading, copyediting, and developmental editing services to help you polish and perfect your story. 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.”


Manuscript Critique

Unbiased feedback and assessment for manuscripts in first or second draft.

Developmental Editing

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

Proofreading and Copyediting

Final touch-up to correct residual errors in word usage and punctuation.

Testimonials (view more)

“MJ Pankey recently edited my novel the Seething, where she polished the book both on a macro and micro level. Her structural and continuity comments were clear and useful, and she caught numerous tiny errors which had snuck through many rounds of my own editing and proofreading. MJ’s thoughtful feedback significantly improved my book. I highly recommend her and … Continue reading “Ben Monroe”

Ben Monroe

“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 … Continue reading “Michelle Bureau”

Michelle Bureau

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Monthly Writing Prompt | October 2022

The person in front of you is red-faced, jaw-clenched, fists balled at their sides, they look ready to punch something, or someone, and mad enough to do it. You stare, fumbling for words that won’t form. How can this situation get any worse? More importantly, how could it possibly get better? Muse Stimulators: Happy Writing!~MJ

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