Manuscript Evaluation

$1,000.00

If you have taken your book as far as you can and are ready for honest feedback from knowledgeable, well-read readers, you may first start with acquaintances from your writing circles, perhaps offering to swap manuscripts. Or you may want to invest in a professional beta reader—someone familiar with work in your genre who can come to your project with fresh eyes. As a beta reader, I offer a free introductory Zoom/phone call so you can decide if I am a good fit for you and your work. After I read your work, you will receive an editorial letter on big-picture issues, structure, themes, questions raised but not yet answered, and areas to possibly go deeper. We will also have a follow-up phone call after you receive the editorial letter so that you can ask for further clarification and come away from our work together feeling supported, excited, and ready for next steps. Please note: A manuscript evaluation/beta read does not include margin comments or line edits.

Description

If you have taken your book as far as you can and are ready for honest feedback from knowledgeable, well-read readers, you may first start with acquaintances from your writing circles, perhaps offering to swap manuscripts. Or you may want to invest in a professional beta reader—someone familiar with work in your genre who can come to your project with fresh eyes. As a beta reader, I offer a free introductory Zoom/phone call so you can decide if I am a good fit for you and your work. After I read your work, you will receive an editorial letter on big-picture issues, structure, themes, questions raised but not yet answered, and areas to possibly go deeper. We will also have a follow-up phone call after you receive the editorial letter so that you can ask for further clarification and come away from our work together feeling supported, excited, and ready for next steps. Please note: A manuscript evaluation/beta read does not include margin comments or line edits.

What’s Included:

  • Free introductory 20-minute Zoom/phone call
  • Up to 80,000 words (Negotiated rates for longer works)
  • 5-7 page editorial letter
  • 30-minute follow-up Zoom/phone call

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