Identify your strengths, understand your weaknesses, and write with confidence. Get good advice and actionable feedback to help you put your words together in a more powerful way.
The Benefits of a Manuscript Critique
Get a detailed editorial report on the things you can do to find the best form of your story, supported by examples from your manuscript. Common issues that an editor might include in the report are things like:
|Adjusting the tense or point of view of narration||Cutting filler description or non-essential events|
|Developing, dropping, or amalgamating lifeless characters||Connecting story events to create a more cohesive narrative|
|Ensuring that dialogue feels natural and that each character has a distinct voice||Suggesting possible directions for the story or workarounds for problem areas|
|Crafting intriguing openings and satisfying endings||Spacing events to heighten reader investment and prevent fatigue|
Tailored to your goals and your manuscript, the report is a unique examination of your story and its inner workings, all intended to help you take early or stalled drafts to publishable quality.
A 30-minute consultation is included in the fee, giving you the chance to ask questions and/or seek clarification on the report’s contents. Consultation can be carried out by phone, Skype or email, depending on what suits you.
Average Timeline: 4-6 weeks
The Manuscript Critique Process
Step 1: Order your manuscript critique by clicking the button below.
Step 2: Fill out the short form and submit a sample of your work to help us find the right editor for you.
Step 3: You’ll receive a no-strings-attached editorial assessment of your sample and a quote for you to review.
Step 4: Once your quote is accepted, we’ll introduce you to your editor and invoice you for the 50% deposit.
Step 5: Work begins as soon as your deposit has been paid. You can pay by PayPal or credit card.
Step 6: Just before your edited files are returned, you’ll be invoiced for the remainder of the fee.
Step 7: Your editor will send your files to you as soon as payment has been received.
Step 8: Arrange your 30-minute consultation whenever you’re ready. This can be done by phone, Skype, or email.