The Editorial Assessment

If you’re new to the editorial process and want to test the waters, or a repeat client with a fresh concept, an editorial assessment is perfect for you.

This level of editing involves an analysis of either your manuscript’s first 5,000 words, or the equivalent amount of planning materials for your newest idea. I’ll review your submission and provide feedback regarding your novel's most crucial elements. Together, we’ll identify its strengths and weaknesses and develop a detailed revision strategy.

What it covers:
HOOK & PREMISE
CHARACTERIZATION
WORLDBUILDING
VOICE & STYLE
THEMATICS
MARKET APPEAL
The run-down.

What’s the goal?

 

For new clients and writers, this will help you pinpoint your novel’s potential pitfalls and put you on the road toward revising it into a stronger work. For returning clients with notes for their next big thing, I’ll give pointers for what to tweak to get the most out of your concept.

 

What does it include?

 

A mark-up of 5,000 words and an editorial letter addressing everything discussed above and more.

 

How much does it cost?

 

I charge a flat rate of $200.

 

What’s the turnaround?

 

One week.

 

What can I submit?

 

I conduct editorial assessments on opening sections of complete manuscripts—and planning materials such as outlines, character sketches, and worldbuilding notes—up to 5,000 words.

 

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