Manuscript evaluations bring a fresh set of eyes to your manuscript as a whole, in whatever stage that it is in. The intention of this service is to offer suggestions, and feedback, and highlight any potential problems in the overall story that can be improved in the revision process.
This is perfect for diagnosing plot holes, story structure, dialogue, character development issues, pacing issues, style, and more. This is a good fit if you're looking for help during the development of your novel and need clarity on the next steps in your journey to publishing.
Here's what I focus on when I'm evaluating your manuscript.
Areas of Concern
What You Get Back
Your annotated manuscript will reflect comments, questions, reactions, and suggestions in specific areas as it pertains to the focus areas listed above.
The editorial letter will be delivered alongside your annotated manuscript as a detailed breakdown and overview of all of my findings, as well as suggestions on how to move forward with your work.
Some Things To Know About Manuscript Evaluations
How do I know if it's right for me?
This service is for anyone who needs help with their manuscript and knowing what to focus on next - whatever that looks like specifically for you.
I also offer sample edits for free which means you can experience what the service entails without commitment.
Is my work eligible for an evaluation?
The great thing about manuscript evaluations is that they apply to any manuscript, in any stage, and work of any length.
Are there any real benefits to getting an evaluation of my work?
Manuscript Evaluations allow a fresh set of eyes to analyze your work and help you identify the strengths and weaknesses that need addressing to help you bring your overall vision to life.
It's a service that greatly benefits any author looking to improve their work, get a new perspective on their work, or seek help with what comes next with their manuscript.
Some of those benefits are:
- Knowing if your opening chapter works for the piece.
- Fresh eyes on the areas you're concerned about
- A sensitivity check if you are writing characters outside of your personal experience.
- Know if your target audience is the right audience for the work.
- and more!
What genres do you work with?
I am open to working with most genres. Such as (but not limited to):
Romance and its sub-genres.
Science Fiction and Fantasy.
LIMITED Non-Fiction. *
However, it's important to note that I am NOT the best fit for the following genres:
*If you wish to inquire about a non-fiction piece, or you're unsure if I accept your genre, please reach out to me directly.
What is the minimum or maximum word count you accept?
Minimum word count would be 1k and currently I see no need to set a max limit for what I'll review.
I also work on a chapter by chapter basis, as well as any other part by part arrangement you'd like to discuss.
How do I request a Sample Edit from you?
Easy! Just scroll down and fill out the form below. I'll reach out shortly afterward and request a sample of your work.
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required at the time of booking.
This deposit can be moved with a two-week notice to a new date.
A missed submission will result in the deposit being forfeited and a new deposit required for rescheduling.
Request a Sample Edit
After filling out the form, I'll reach out to you within one business day to request a sample of your work. Please be sure to enter a valid email address, as this will be the main point of contact.