MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE

Let's Talk About Critiquing Your Book

Identify your strengths, understand your weaknesses, and write with confidence. A manuscript critique gives you advice and actionable feedback to help you put your words together in a more powerful way.

 

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Manuscript critiques cost $0.02 per word ($200 minimum)

What You Can Expect From A Manuscript Critique


Get a detailed editorial report on the things you can do to find the best form of your story, supported by examples from your manuscript.

 

Common issues that an editor might include in the report are things like: 

  • Adjusting the tense or point of view of narration    
  • Cutting filler description or non-essential events
  • Developing, dropping, or amalgamating lifeless characters
  • Connecting story events to create a more cohesive narrative
  • Ensuring that dialogue feels natural and that each character has a distinct voice
  • Suggesting possible directions for the story or workarounds for problem areas
  • Crafting intriguing openings and satisfying endings
  • Spacing events to heighten reader investment and prevent fatigue

Tailored to your goals and your manuscript, the report is a unique examination of your story and its inner workings, all intended to help you take early or stalled drafts to publishable quality.

 

A 20-minute consultation is included in the fee, giving you the chance to ask questions and/or seek clarification on the report’s contents. Consultation can be carried out by phone, Skype or email, depending on what suits you.

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QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE?

FAQ


Is my manuscript ready for a critique?

How long will it take?​

What’s the difference between a manuscript critique and a comprehensive edit?

Does my manuscript need to be in a particular format for the critique?

Should I worry about copyright?

How do I know I’ll get the right editor?

What isn’t covered in a manuscript critique?

What does the editor consultation involve?

What if I don’t agree with the report?

What will my report look like?

Is there a minimum charge?​

What should I do to get started?​

Do you offer anything more in-depth?

Could I contact one of your previous authors for a reference?

We’re happy for potential clients to find out more about us from those with prior experience. Just let us know this is something you’d like and we’ll pass on the details of authors willing to discuss their own edits.

Let's Talk About Critiquing Your Book

Identify your strengths, understand your weaknesses, and write with confidence. A manuscript critique gives you advice and actionable feedback to help you put your words together in a more powerful way.

 

Enter your details here to speak to an editor today.

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