A manuscript assessment looks at the five most important building blocks of your story: plot, characterisation, pacing, structure, and setting. It focuses on the big picture, and aims to make sure your novel has the right foundation in place before you focus on the details. You have to know what the story is before you can work on how to tell it.

It’s a versatile edit, but works best as a form of quality control, either of an early draft or after a big revision. You can also use a manuscript assessment as a preparation for your developmental edit.

A manuscript assessment is sometimes also called a manuscript critique, manuscript evaluation, manuscript appraisal, editorial assessment or light developmental edit.

Feedback: A 17-25 page report.
From USD 10 per 1000 words.

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