Why do you charge? I’ve been told to avoid agents who charge to read manuscripts.

The Writer’s Edge is not a literary agency. It has no future equity in your manuscript, like an agent would who might place your book and anticipate a portion of your royalties. The Writer’s Edge is a service to screen, evaluate, counsel, and report potential books to a list of specific publishers. Needless to say, that takes a professional editor’s investment of time and requires some compensation.