Also known as developmental editing, manuscript evaluation looks at the overall structure and content of your book at the changes you can make to improve it. Our editors/manuscript evaluators read your manuscript and prepare a broad, comprehensive assessment report. We give you specific advice on how to develop a stronger narrative, better pacing, and more engaging characters.
NOTE: Developmental editing does not involve much actual editing i.e. no corrections to your spelling and grammar, no reorganising or cutting your content, and no rewriting awkward passages. The aim is to give you feedback so you can make the changes. The feedback entails:
- general feedback,
- content feedback,
- structural feedback,
- book outline of suggested structure.
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.