186: Critique of first 20k words of a Non-Fiction Work by Pulitzer Prize winner Bob Drogin

Curveball by Bob DroginITEM: Editing help from Bob Drogin, Washington deputy bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times and a Pulitzer Prize winner

DETAIL: I will read the first 20,000 words of your non-fiction manuscript and give you a critique by e-mail.

BIO: Drogin is the author of “Curveball: Spies, Lies and the Con Man who Caused a War,” which won the Overseas Press Club of America’s Cornelius Ryan Award for best non-fiction book on international affairs in 2007. He was the LA Times bureau chief in Manila from 1989 to 1993 and is married to a Filipina, so is especially saddened by the typhoon’s devastation.


About Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author living in London. She was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before she took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. She inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing the dishes. She takes procrastination to new levels by blogging, drawing and making YouTube videos for fun. Her debut novel Tall Story was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for eleven children’s book prizes including the Blue Peter prize. It won the Crystal Kite Children’s Book Prize for Europe. Her latest book is called Shine. www.candygourlay.com


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  2. If you can wait five months to critique it and don’t mind that it’s for 7-9-year old children, I’ll bid £40. (And it’s only going to be about 1000 words,) Thank you. What an incredible offer. Thank you.

  3. Melanie

    £50 An excuse to spice up the first quarter of my old thesis!

  4. Whisks

    £60 – what an incredible bargain, Bob.

  5. £80 – would love to have the 2nd draft of my historical non-fiction reviewed. Thanks!

  6. £120 – for my husband. He says “I would like Bob to look at my book examining assumptions on a technology as an unqualified good and questioning the ethical basis of the whole technological enterprise with a view to a humbler and healthier stance towards progress”.

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