A big picture overview to strengthen your work

Manuscript Evaluation

Manuscript evaluation

How can you revise your story if you don’t know what to focus on? You’ll be spending hours on a new draft that could tie you up in knots. 

A manuscript evaluation is an honest, detailed examination of how well your novel’s working through looking at the major storytelling elements, such as plot, structure, pacing, characterisation, dialogue, setting and narrative technique.

You’ll learn what works in your story and what needs to be strengthened so you’re as informed as possible before starting the revision process.

You’ll receive the advice in an editorial report.

A manuscript evaluation is also known as a manuscript assessment, a manuscript critique or a manuscript appraisal.

Interested in this editorial service? Please get in touch.

How it works

1.

The first step is to discuss your work. I'll ask you a few questions so I get a flavour of the story I'll be assessing.

2.

We’ll talk about the cost of a manuscript evaluation and a timeline.

3.

If you decide to go-ahead, you’ll sign a contract and pay 50% of the fee upfront as a non-refundable deposit.

4.

Upon completion of the work the remainder of the fee is paid.

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Developmental editing

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Perhaps you need something else?

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Please take a look at what else I offer

Blurbs

A blurb for your back cover or online book description, written to hook readers and sell your book
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Lina and copy-edit

Where sentences are reviewed for readability, consistency and flow, and errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar
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Developmental editing

An in-depth, big picture review of your manuscript where the major storytelling elements of your novel are examined. You’ll find out what works and what doesn’t, and you’ll learn how to make your novel stronger
Click Here

Proofreading

Where errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar are corrected
Click Here

Mentoring

One-to-one mentoring over a period of time and regular review of your work-in-progress or ad hoc mentoring, depending on your need
Click Here

Getting your work into shape