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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M.A. Memoirist, VIC

“Marie worked on my entire manuscript, commenting on specifics; it was clear that she had put so much time and effort into it and I am very appreciative and happy with the service. It was well worth it, especially after going to alternative services prior and not receiving the same standard. Thank you so much! ”

Complete our application form to submit your manuscript