What we do

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

$600

Manuscript assessments

This type of assessment is best suited to more experienced authors whose work we have previously assessed or who have other publications.

In a Manuscript assessment we evaluate your manuscript to identify its strengths and weaknesses from a publishing point of view, considering marketability, readability, potential readership, and structural strengths and weaknesses. We also copy edit the first chapter and, where appropriate, provide advice on possible marketing strategies and how to approach publishers and agents.

What do I get for my money?

Our assessment reports are detailed, extensive and thorough. They vary in length from around 2500 words to above 5000, depending on how detailed our comments need to be for individual manuscripts. If you have used the services of other assessors, you will know that this is much more than they offer. We do not use templates or simply fill out checkboxes or other forms in our reports.

All our reports address the specific concerns of the author and include an analysis of the areas that we feel have the greatest need for improvement. We cite specific examples and offer possible alternatives on how to approach making these changes.

Complete our application form to submit your manuscript