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Manuscript Assessment

What’s included?

Here’s what you’ll get at a glance.

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A report

A thorough assessment that covers your manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses.

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Critical feedback

An evaluation of your story’s structure, including plot arcs and character development.

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Actionable advice

Specific, actionable suggestions for improving your novel.

A manuscript assessment is a comprehensive review of your work, giving insights into the plot, character, structure and more.

How a manuscript assessment can help improve your story

A manuscript assessment provides honest, constructive feedback with the goal of assisting you in improving your novel rather than simply pointing out errors. I’ll provide insights on the potential appeal of your book, helping you align your work with reader expectations. I’ll also provide a storyline and structure analysis, covering character development and plot arcs (as well as plot holes, if any). 

What’s accepted? 

Genres: Fantasy, science-fiction, speculative fiction, young adult, middle grade and paranormal.

Lengths: All lengths

The costs

  • £250 for manuscripts up to 50,000 words
  • £400 for manuscripts between 50,000 and 80,000
  • £500 for manuscripts between 80,000 and 120,00

I request a 50% upfront payment to begin work, with the remaining payment due on completion.

What you get

A report provided as a Google Doc or PDF (depending on your preference).

About your assessor

I’m Eira Edwards, a writer and editor with a degree in English Literature & Language. Professionally, I’ve been working as a Content Manager for over five years, working with clients to perfect their copy. In my personal time, I’m a fantasy writer, and I’m passionate about supporting and motivating other writers.

Find out more about me and Beyond the Chapter.

My promise to you

I understand the importance of protecting your documents and promise that your work will be handled with the utmost discretion.

I’ll give your writing the attention and care it deserves. That means I won’t speed through it. I’ll be completely focused and committed to making it shine. 

Get in touch

I’d love to learn more about your book and how I can help. Could you tell me a bit about it and what you’re looking for from an editor? Let’s see if we’re a good match!