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The simplest way to understand a manuscript assessment is from the term itself. A manuscript assessment is an assessment in the form of an editorial letter or a report. While this can be anywhere from a few pages to 20 pages, it always depends on the nature of the manuscript.
You also get two bonus features as part of manuscript assessment.
BONUS 1: ASK QUESTIONS
You can ask up to two specific questions regarding the manuscript, which will be discussed in the report. Note that the questions should be specific as opposed to general. For instance, a general question could be: What did you think of the protagonist? Or what did you think of my story? It is best to avoid asking such general questions. The more specific you get, the more detail I can show and share with you.
So what should you ask?
Example: ‘I wanted to make the protagonist a shy boy who unknowingly starts to bully others around, but without making him read like an aggressor or a villain. Do you think I have achieved that?’
This is a much better way because as an editor I know what you wanted and what you think you are struggling with. Remember what I think of the story matters less than whether you were able to achieve what you set out to and how I can help you improve your Work.
Please email me the questions latest within a week of the commencing of the assessment.
BONUS 2: CUSTOMIZED WRITING ASSIGNMENTS
I will offer up to two customized writing exercises that will deal with the problems or weaknesses in your work. This will help you independently identify the problem, assess it and write with more confidence.
Click here to read samples of brief assessments.
Delivery:For a manuscript up to 50k words, delivery within four weeks.