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, 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.”


Narrative Consultation

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

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)

“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

“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

Latest Blog Post (view more)

ARC Review | Blood – by Tyler Pennock

Pain, anger, confusion, survival–elements all of humanity shares–come into conflict with society’s demands for purity, joy, and conformity in this moving compilation of poems written by Tyler Pennock, an Indigenous LGBTQIA+ individual. There’s something about poetry that comes from the soul, from a place of vulnerability, from a place of honesty, and self. Blood has a heartbeat. In…

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