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 Edit

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.

Cover Design

Create a beautiful cover to hug the finished manuscript.

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

“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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Writing that First Draft

Greetings, Storytellers. Diana here with NaNoWriMo looming on the horizon. Whether you’re participating in the writing marathon or not, I thought I’d give you a bit of a pep talk about writing first drafts. Gather around, and I’ll try not to scare you! Just imagine… Your fingertips rest on the keyboard. Your creative vision has […]Writing that First…

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