Manuscript Evaluations

A manuscript evaluation is exactly that: an evaluation. Your manuscript will be assessed for its strengths and weakness. The assessment includes a detailed written report of between 10 and 20 pages complete with examples, ideas and next steps to capitalize on the manuscript's strengths and to improve on its weaknesses.

This includes analyzing the following:

  • Strength of the plot and storyline

  • Strength of the character development

  • Flow of dialogue and its relationship to characterization

  • Strength of world building

  • Believability of the overall story, characters and world

  • Strength of the writing

  • Style and voice of the writing in relation to the story

  • Marketability of the manuscript

In addition to the written report, assessments can also be set up via phone or Skype.

A manuscript evaluation does not include any editing or work directly on the manuscript.


One of the best decisions I've made as a writer so far is hiring Amanda to edit my novel.  Amanda is an amazing editor who really knows how to make your story stand out in the competitive writing industry. Her editing really made my novel more professional. She does a great job of showing your strengths and where you need improvement, as well as giving advice as to what would be a better direction to go when it comes to the story process. Even after the edit I was still able to email her with any questions, advice or feedback I had. I look forward to working with her again as I move forward in my writing career.

M.K. Young, Daughter of the Universe