In manuscript evaluation, an editor/manuscript evaluator reads your manuscript and prepares a broad, comprehensive assessment report. You receive specific advice on how to develop a stronger narrative, better pacing, and more engaging characters.
Because the manuscript evaluation is a big picture analysis of your manuscript, it should be done first before getting into the nuts and bolts of a comprehensive edit.
Fiction & Non-Fiction Books
Minimum number of words is 20,000 words, this means that for shorter manuscripts, charges will be based on minimum words. For manuscripts over 200,000 words long, we shall discuss first with the author.
Manuscript evaluation includes a look at the following areas:
- Synopsis, target audience (can it sell?)
- Characters (are they well built and developed?)
- Setting (time and place, is it correct?)
- Plot (flow, transition, etc.)
- Voice (consistency, narration, etc.)
- Narrative Arc
- Themes (are they relevant to the target audience?)
- Quality of content (how well structured, imaginative, and intriguing)
Language (how appealing is it?)
- Strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript.
- Recommendations (how can it be improved based on the weaknesses?)
- Is it publishable?