Manuscript

Evaluation

A manuscript evaluation takes in the​ 'big picture' of your book and/or story. 

Big picture elements include:

  • Structure

  • Pacing 

  • Character Development

  • Perspective, Voice, and Tone

  • Clarity/Ambiguity

  • Narrative Arc

  • Narrative Flow

  • Genre Conventions

All manuscript pages submitted should use the following format:

  • 12-point font

  • Times New Roman font 

  • Double-spaced 

  • 1-inch margins all around

Partial

For a partial manuscript evaluation, you send 20-30 pages of your manuscript–approximately the first three chapters.

You will receive:

 

  • A free 30-minute pre-evaluation call to discuss your goals and ideas for your book and establish a basis for the evaluation

  • 3-5 written pages of notes and suggestions

  • A 30-minute call or video chat during which you can ask any questions you have concerning the report.

*The call should take place within the same week that you were sent the report.

There is a flat fee of $375.

Full

For a full manuscript evaluation, you send your entire manuscript, including the Table of Contents, Prologue, and Introduction, if you have them. 

 

You will receive:

  • A free 30-minute pre-evaluation call to discuss your goals and ideas for your book and establish a basis for the evaluation

  • 8-12 written pages of notes and suggestions

  • A free 60-minute call or video chat during which you can ask any questions you have concerning the report.

*The call should take place within the same week that you were sent the report.

The fee is based on word count.

Example: 60,000 words = $1500

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