Manuscript Evaluation

Manuscript Evaluation

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Need a little guidance on your manuscript? Our manuscript evaluation will provide you with a high-level overview and an estimate of next steps you should take in the editing process. 

Best For: Writers at any stage of the process who aren’t sure what to do next.

What’s Included: One of our editors will read your entire manuscript and provide a synopsis of the story. You’ll also receive an assessment of what level of editing the manuscript needs, an evaluation of the content and whether it requires any serious reworking, and a suggested demographic for the marketing of your book.

What’s Not Included: Our editor will not provide in-line corrections or any input on how to fix the identified problems with the manuscript.

Turnaround Time: 9 business days

How This Works: 
  1. To purchase this service, run a word count on your document, divide that number by 1000, and round up to the nearest whole number to find your quantity. Example: For a 53,421-word manuscript, your quantity would be 54.
  2. Enter that quantity into the item field above and click "Add to Cart" to estimate your price and finalize your purchase.
  3. You must make one purchase per individual manuscript -- please don’t combine multiple manuscripts into a single purchase.
  4. After your purchase, you’ll upload a copy of your manuscript to our system, and our editor will begin the review process. Once your evaluation is complete, you’ll receive your evaluation in MS Word via an official Shut Up & Write email.