2nd Draft Manuscript Editors

Our 2nd Draft writing editors will give you expert advice on your manuscript. They will provide a writing critique and writing advice that will enable you to edit your writing and make your manuscript shine! If you want writing advice from published authors, an honest creative writing critique, and tips on revising your manuscript than the 2nd Draft service is for you! Many of our critique editors are also WDU online workshop instructors.


 Jack Adler

Jack Adler's published novels include Ditsy & Champion and Parthian Retreat, Seres Sanctuary, & Parthian Karma, a historical trilogy. Jack's nonfiction books include, Make Steady Money As A Travel Writer-Without Traveling, Consumer’s Guide to Travel, Exploring Historic California, Companion Guide to Southern India, and There’s a Bullet Hole in Your Window, a nonfiction collection of his own travel experiences.



Terri Valentine

The writing career of romance novelist Terri Valentine is truly a Cinderella story. An avid reader all of her life, she began writing her first historical romance in the summer of 1985 on an old Smith-Corona manual typewriter. To date, she has ten romance novels and a Christmas short story in publication. Sweet Paradise was nominated for Best Romance Adventure by Romantic Times and Louisiana Caress received a coveted K.I.S.S (Knight in Shining Silver) Award from Romantic Times. At present she is under contract for two more historicals, and she is currently working on a high-concept romantic novel that her agent anxiously awaits. She has also written a screenplay that is in production rewrites.



Cherri Randall

Dr. Cherri Randall is the author of The Memory of Orchids (novel, 2011 Cyberwit) and was a finalist in Clapboard House’s Best of the House 2011 Short Story Contest and was a finalist for Skywater Publishing Sol’s Books short story collection in 2009.   Her short stories have appeared in Blood Lotus, Lake Effect, Paradigm, The Fertile Source, Blue Earth Review, Permafrost Review, The Potomac Review, Colere, and Bewildering Stories.  She was the recipient of the Baucum Fulkerson  Fiction Award at the University of Arkansas where she completed an MFA in creative writing and a PhD in English Literature.