$35 for 1000 words or less - please enquire for a quote for longer works - all prices in USD.
A manuscript assessment is a detailed appraisal of a manuscript on behalf of the author. It consists of a critical reading of the text using my knowledge of children’s and young adult literature and then providing you with an overview of my impression of the manuscript. The aim is to provide a fresh perspective on your work, especially when you’re too close to clearly see your own story and characters. I evaluate big picture ideas and assess the strengths and weaknesses with the aim of providing clear, constructive feedback to the author. A manuscript assessment is different to a developmental edit as, while a manuscript assessment is a report that offers broad strokes what you might like to improve in your manuscript, a developmental edit offers targeted and specific advice on how you can address those issues identified.
What will you get?
I will read your completed manuscript closely and make annotations that I will use to provide a written report in PDF format that will identify what is and isn’t working in your manuscript and provide an overall assessment of your manuscript. This is not as in-depth as a structural edit and does not provide advice on how to correct issues. Instead, it serves as the step proceeding the editing process and is not in itself an editing service.