manuscript appraisal

Submission Package Appraisal Service

This service comprises:

• proof reading (spelling, grammar, punctuation)
• copy - editing (looking at word choices, repetition, structure, imagery, etc)
• Critique (An overview of what is working and anything that isn’t)

Manuscripts must be typed, 12 point font and double spaced. They must be submitted and will be returned by email (The comments feature will be utilised and a written report produced.)  Bear in mind that agents and publishers often specify that the cover letter and the synopsis must each be no longer than one side of typed A4.

£10 per 1000 words (Submission Letter, Synopsis and First Three Chapters)

10% discount for my current/former students

Re-reads by arrangement


Novel Manuscript Appraisal Service

This service comprises:

• proof reading (spelling, grammar, punctuation)
• copy - editing (looking at word choices, repetition, structure, imagery, etc)
• Critique (An overview of what is working and anything that isn’t)

Manuscripts must be typed, 12 point font and double spaced. They must be submitted and will be returned by email (The comments feature will be utilised and a written report produced.)

£100 per 10,000 words 

10% discount for my current/former students

Re-reads by arrangement


Poetry Appraisal Service

This service comprises:

• proof reading (spelling, grammar, punctuation)
• Editing (looking at word choices, repetition, structure, imagery, etc)
• Critique (An overview of what is working and anything that isn’t)

Manuscripts must be typed, 12 point font, double spaced. They must be submitted and will be returned by email (The comments feature will be utilised and a written report produced.)

£120 for a 50 page collection, includes assessment of submission letter

10% discount for my current/former students

Re-reads by arrangement

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