Manuscript critique

When you’ve been focusing in on the minutiae of your manuscript for so long, it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. That’s where a manuscript critique can help. The package includes a detailed assessment of 5 to 10 pages. Once you’ve received and read my report you can then discuss it in detail with me for an hour via Skype.

The assessment will highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the whole manuscript along with actionable advice on how to improve the novel, paying particular attention to the following areas:

  • opening
  • pacing
  • narrative voice
  • dialogue
  • setting
  • character development
  • ending
This type of critique is particularly useful for those who have an early draft of a novel. While it doesn’t include copyediting or proofreading, if I notice anything, I’ll flag it up in the margins of the manuscript. 

Cost: $1,400 dollars (£1,000)

Timeframe: 4 to 6 weeks