What is an Intensive Manuscript Assessment?

If you’re a new writer or feel you need some guidance on how your work is progressing, an Intensive Manuscript Assessment is ideal.

An Intensive Manuscript Assessment is a detailed analysis of up to 10,000 words of your work in progress.

Book an Assessment.

When you book an Intensive Manuscript Assessment, you will discover:
  • the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript
  • its marketability and readability
  • who the potential readership might be.

You’ll also receive a copy edit of the first chapter so you can identify any specific grammar or style issues … and my suggestions on how to fix them.

When you’ve finished your manuscript and don’t know what to do next, an Intensive Assessment is the perfect next step. Have an industry professional assess your work and guide you through making a good draft great.

Why have my work assessed, anyway?

You’ve spent time, passion, and sometimes anguish, to create your manuscript. And sometimes, you’re so close to your work that you need another set of eyes to read it. But asking your partner or best friend isn’t the solution.

You need your manuscript assessed by an industry professional – that’s me.

What do I get for my money?

I read the first 10,000 words of your manuscript and write a detailed and thorough report. This report answers your specific questions and includes an analysis of the areas of the manuscript that have the greatest need for improvement. I always give specific examples and offer possible alternatives on how to approach making these changes.

I never use templates or simply tick boxes in my reports.

All my report are around 1,200 words long and can be above 2,000, depending on the individual manuscript. If you’ve looked at other manuscript assessors’ services, you’ll know this is much more than they offer.

Yes! I need an Intensive Manuscript Assessment!

Why only the first 10,000 words?

Every writer has their own little writing ‘ticks’ or ‘blind spots’ – things they’re doing that they don’t realise are wrong or things that just sound clunky. And I can guarantee that if you’re including these writing ‘ticks’ on page 1, you’re almost certainly making the same mistake on page 101.

By only looking at the first 10,000 words, I can give very detailed feedback and outline what specific problems are. It also means I can indicate, using Track Changes, where these issues occur and  give you a detailed explanation or set of options on how to fix them…

…all of which are very handy ways for you to improve your craft.

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