We have been working with writers for ten years, and of all the services on offer, the manuscript assessment is by far the most valuable. Not only does it give authors a fresh perspective on their current project, it highlights where further professional development is needed, enabling authors to grow and excel.
We provide constructive, supportive and honest assessments that never shy away from telling it the way it is, always offering suggestions for development and improvement.
The assessment takes the form of a two-part report:
Part 1: Margin Notes
Your manuscript will be fully annotated with notes as the read takes place. This will give you a great idea of how the book will be viewed by readers, what is and isn’t working, holding a mirror up to the project for an objective viewing. This is an essential component of this service, allowing authors to see comments in action, using concrete examples and suggesting revisions.
Part 2: The Assessment
The final assessment is divided into sections, focussing on key narrative elements. This is the document that pulls together the margin notes to give you an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the project, from which you can then make the necessary alterations if needed. The assessment explores character and plot development, your execution of dialogue, POV, pacing and structural strategies, as well as your unique voice and use of language; additionally, you will receive comments and suggestions on the subject of marketability, your potential audience and the next steps for you to take in your publishing career.
We charge £4.35 per 1,000 words for the first 80,000 words of your book and then we stop charging. So whether your book is 80,000 or 110,000 words, you would still pay only £350.00.*
The minimum fee for this service is £100.00
Additionally, a follow-up read is offered at a 10% reduction.
Take advantage of a 30% Discount for Combining Services
It is not uncommon for authors to require more than one service at the same time. It may be that a proofread and manuscript assessment are needed, or that you require the writing of a synopsis along with a copy-edit. A 30% discount is always offered for combining services (30% off the lowest priced service) so that you get more Whoosh for your money.
All fees are payable before completion of the work by PayPal, cheque or bank transfer.
*Please email for pricing information on books longer than 110,000 words
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