Manuscript Assessment2019-09-01T06:00:25+00:00

Manuscript Assessment

Transform your manuscript from ho-hum to un-put-downable.

If your manuscript is not quite where you’d like it to be, a manuscript assessment can provide the insight and ideas you need to bridge the gap and take your novel to the next level.

Let our professional assessors evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript, to give you concrete and implementable feedback on plot, pacing, characterization and writing style. We’ll match you with a manuscript assessor who is experienced in your genre, to ensure your work resonates with your target audience.

This will provide you with a solid roadmap of the changes you need to make to ensure your manuscript is ready for submission with a publisher or agent.

Outcome
You will receive:

  • A written report detailing the strengths of your manuscript and areas for improvement, including concrete examples from your manuscript of those strengths & weaknesses.
  • A mark-up of your manuscript with suggested changes and comments.

This is NOT a line-by-line edit of your novel – it is a high-level assessment of what you’ve done well, and where your novel could be strengthened.

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“When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.”

Stephen King