What we do

Our services and fees

Intensive assessments

This type of assessment is best suited to first-time authors.

What to send:
Up to 10,000 words

Manuscript assessments

For more experienced authors whose work we have previously assessed or who have other publications.

What to send:
Up to 80,000 words

Manuscript assessments additional words

For manuscripts longer than 80,000 words, add this option to your purchase. A separate fee applies for each additional 10,000 words (or part thereof).

What to send:
Up to 10,000 additional words

Assessments of publisher proposals

Bedlam Books also offers publisher proposal assessments for writers preparing to submit their manuscript to a publisher.

What to send:
Up to 6,000 words plus covering letter

Copy-editing quotations

Copy editing should only be done when the manuscript is in final draft stage. It is not suitable for early drafts.

Intensive assessments: two week turn-around service

Intensive assessments only

What to send:
Up to 10,000 words

How do I arrange an Assessment?

1. Complete our application form to submit your manuscript

2. Pay securely for your assessment with credit card

3. We’ll get back to you to confirm your application

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A.S. YA novelist, QLD

“The report is great - gives me a bit of hope but also an awareness of what to tackle and how. I am thrilled with the feedback as it just ignited that sense of excitement to get back to the manuscript with fresh eyes. I really appreciate it and I am sure there will be other things in the future that I will send your way.”

Complete our application form to submit your manuscript