Manuscript Assessments

Also known as an editorial assessment/report/evaluation, the manuscript assessment is a big picture examination of your entire story. As your editor I’ll read your full manuscript and write up a 10-15 page analysis on everything from your characters and plot, to syntax and style. I’ll highlight the strongest areas of your book and recommend a focus for your next edits.

Who can benefit from a manuscript assessment?

Anyone! But I like to call manuscript assessments “the indie author’s best friend.” Why? Because they are much more affordable than a full edit, but highly detailed. If you’re planning to mainly self-edit your work, an editorial evaluation is the perfect way to get a second opinion and some guidance, without breaking the bank.

Alternatively, perhaps you’re getting ready to submit to traditional publishers, but you want a professional eye to help you polish it up first.

Or maybe you’ve been discouraged by a slew of rejections, and have started to wonder if your manuscript needs more work.

A Manuscript Assessment is like giving your story a full body check-up at your primary doctor

What’s NOT included?

In-text edits & comments

The evaluation will include references to specific scenes and examples, but I will not make edits or comments directly on the manuscript. If that’s what you need, check out my editing offerings.



Price varies depending on word count and the manuscript’s level of polish. A 50,000 word YA novel will require less time and a shorter write-up than a “Brandon-Sanderson length” tome of >250K words.

Contact me to receive a quote!