About me

In the publishing world, I have worked as an agent intern and at Foreshadow, a Serial YA Anthology, and in 2019, Algonquin Young Readers published it as Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA. My middle grade manuscript won in the children's category of the 2014 Houston Writers Guild Fall contest. My short story, The Witch and the Hunter, was published in an anthology by CBAY Books, and my YA sci-fi horror manuscript was selected for Pitch Wars 2016.

I have always loved stories. My little self would rummage through my brother's closet, which was where I thought books came from, and it wasn’t long until I started writing books of my own. Now, my critique group serves as a source of help and encouragement, and I have also been mentored by accomplished writers such as award-winning author Francisco X. Stork and NYT Bestselling authors Nova Ren Suma and Beth Revis.

Born and raised in Brazil, I moved to Texas in 2011. I’m working toward a degree in Psychology and hold a B.A. in Computer Science. I have a dog called Fuz, a black belt in Aikido, and an addiction to Chinese tea. In the picture, it’s me enjoying my time in Japan, my favorite place in the world.

Editorial Services

"Ariane Felix has a sharp editorial eye and a mind for working through the intricacies of plotting, creating fantasy and science fiction worlds, and in-depth characterization. Her critiques are insightful, honest, and tailored to the skills and needs of each writer. Seeing Ariane's critiques at work both in an advanced workshop she's taken with me and in her capacity as an astute member of our Reading Team at FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology helps me know she would be a great choice for any YA or middle-grade writer seeking a way to revise a troublesome novel or finally finish a draft that's gotten stuck, allowing them to succeed in taking their work to the next level".

Nova Ren Suma, New York Times bestselling author of The Walls Around Us,
co-creator of FORESHADOW, and core faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts

"Since 2017, Ariane assists as an intern in which she aids with reading manuscripts within a scheduled timeframe, providing Reader Reports and Reader Summaries, detailing the strengths and weaknesses in all aspects pertaining to the essentials of a story. Every manuscript requires time and consideration on what is working and more importantly, what is not, and while the reports are designed to provide constructive criticism, Ariane has been instrumental in providing editorial comments throughout the manuscripts as well, in the form of line edits. This has earned her the status of a high-valued asset, helping provide the necessary information needed that allows me to do my job more effectively and efficiently."

Victoria Selvaggio, Literary Agent and Partner of Storm Literary Agency
(Formerly an Associate Agent for The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency)

"Ariane has a great eye for what’s working in a story—and what can use improvement. Her evaluations go beyond the basics of world-building, language, and plot, for she also pays attention to what makes a story really compelling: character motivation and development. I trust Ariane to give me thorough assessments of the many stories she reads for FORESHADOW, and I always look forward to her insightful comments".

Diane Telgen, Editorial Coordinator at Foreshadow, a serial YA anthology.

What I Edit

  • Adult: Fantasy, Psychological Thriller, and Romance.
  • Young Adult : Fantasy, Sci-fi, and anything weird.
  • Middle Grade: Literary Fantasy.

I'm open to reading other genres. Just reach out! I'll ask you to send me a sample of your writing (1 page is enough). This is not a test. For instance, funny Middle Grade isn't my area of expertise. I’m not familiar with the genre expectations and the market for that type of book. It's important to me to provide the best possible service, so I need to make sure we're a good match.

Developmental Edit

I'll comment on your pages using Tracked Changes in Microsoft Word, focusing on voice, plot, pacing, characterization, world-building, and other technical aspects of writing. My goal is to help you find the story you want to tell and the best way to tell it. If there are any specific issues you're worried about, let me know, and I'll make sure to address those in my notes. Whether you need an in-depth critique of your full manuscript or just need to polish your first ten pages, I'm here for you. I charge per word, so you're free to send me as little or as much as you want.

$0.01 per word. $25 minimum.

Over 30 pages (7,500 words), includes a free reader report or a 50 minutes call.

Add a reader report for $35 (recommended over 50 pages)
In a reader report, I'll give you detailed feedback on macro issues such as plot, pacing, characters, world-building, etc. Think of it as a roadmap that will help you understand the main areas in your manuscript that need improvement.

Add a 50 minutes call for $35
If you have any questions about your notes or if you just want to brainstorm ideas, let's have a call! I love to talk about writing, figure out plot holes, and help you come up with solutions to improve your manuscript.

Smaller Services

Query : 1st pass: $25 Follow up: $10
Synopsis: $35


I accept Zelle, Venmo, and Paypal.

Payments over $200 can be split into two: the first half upon receipt of the pages, the second half when the edits are done. Otherwise, payments must be done in advance. Once we have an agreement, I'll put you on my calendar. If you need to cancel, let me know ASAP. I will refund cancellations, but please be mindful.

Full/Partial manuscripts: 5-10 business days
Queries/Synopsis 1-2 business days


Interested? Questions? Shoot me an email (ariane.felix at gmail dot com)! Please put "Critique Inquiry" in the subject line to make sure your email won't get lost in the void of my inbox.