Professional Critique and Appraisal Service

 

Writing a book is a real investment in terms of the time and dedication needed to finish it and it’s a real cause for celebration when you have finally written those last words. You may feel that you are ready to send your manuscript to a traditional publisher or even to self-publish at this point but before you take these next  steps towards publication – stop! A manuscript critique and appraisal service could make a big difference between publication and rejection.

It might sound a little intimidating but having a professional editor cast their eye over your work can highlight crucial areas that need editing or re-writing, dramatically improving the books chance of success in a very competitive marketplace.

I provide a professional writing critique and appraisal service providing a full manuscript assessment of novels, short stories and non-fiction books. A critique and appraisal service provides the writer with a comprehensive report detailing the potential of the manuscript and highlights any key areas of development – this could include any inaccuracies, change of style or voice etc. A writing critique can make a huge difference to the books ongoing potential for publication and you receive an in-depth report affirming the current status of your manuscript offering suggestions and guidelines to help you get published.

I provide a nurturing but honest service. My aim is always to help the writer to improve the structure of their book, to aid characterisation and to ensure that each aspect of the writing is as highly polished as possible.

Non-fiction, Fiction and Short Stories and Articles can all be evaluated.

3 x short stories – maximum word count combined is 7000 (£39.95)

3 x articles – maximum word count combined is 7000 (£39.95)

Any questions? Contact me here annettejyoung@gmail.com 

 

To order a full critique, please pay via PayPal for £150 by clicking on the button below:




To order the 3 Chapter critique, please pay  via PayPal for £39.95 by clicking on the button below:




To order the 1st Chapter critique (maximum 7000 words) for £24.95 click the PayPal button below:




 Novel Critiques include the following:

Title

  • Did it fit the story content?
  • Was it a strong and compelling title?
  • Was it weak and did not match the content?

Opening Section

  • Was it captivating and compelling?
  • Did it draw the reader into the story?
  • Was it inventive and did it capture the imagination?

Ending

  • Did it end in a satisfactory way?
  • Was there room for improvement?
  • Was the ending completely dissatisfying?

Plot/Theme

  • Was the story well thought out and convincing?
  • Well written and captivating?
  • Was it a common or well-worn storyline?
  • Was the plot handled in a confident manner?
  • Was the plot/theme memorable?
  • Was the plot unconvincing and easily forgettable?

Pace

  • Well paced and gripping?
  • Story flowed well and consistently?
  • Would benefit from editing and a re-write?
  • Lacked strength and control?

Action

  • Scenes dramatic and interesting?
  • Did the action seem realistic or contrived?
  • Were the action scenes weak?

Characters

  • Were the characters strong, powerful and believable?
  • Was there a good mixture and sense of interaction?
  • Were the characters easily identifiable and easy to comprehend?
  • Were they one dimensional and unconvincing?

Descriptive

  • Strong, well –written and easy to visualise?
  • Irregular descriptive passages, out of context?
  • Needs additional descriptive passages?

Dialogue

  • Good use of language
  • Easy to read style
  • Overpowering and contrived
  • Reasonably good but needs some additional work
  • Needs editing and correcting.

General Comments.

This includes a general overview of the story as a whole and any significant pointers which can help the client to improve the manuscript.

Non-Fiction

Our Non-Fiction Critiques include the following:

Title

  • Did it fit the content?
  • Was it a strong and compelling title?
  • Was it weak and did not match the content?

Opening Section

  • Was it captivating and compelling?
  • Did it draw the reader into the book?
Content
  • Written convincingly and with authority?
  • Inaccurate or incomplete?
Ending
  • Did it end in a satisfactory way?
  • Was there room for improvement?
  • Was the ending completely dissatisfying?

Pace

  • Well paced?
  • Would benefit from editing and a re-write?
  • Lacked strength and control?

General Comments.

I provide a general overview of the book including any significant pointers which can help you the client to improve the manuscript.

 We will acknowledge receipt of your request.

  • The completed critique may take from two to four weeks by electronic means or more by postal methods.
  • We cannot take responsibility for work lost or delayed in the postal system.
  • The correct fee must be received prior to the commencement of the critique.
  • Each submission is treated as confidential.
  • Please ensure that your manuscript is sent to us in 12 point font, double-spaced, unbound and that all pages are numbered.
  • Completed critique’s required in five days or less will require an additional charge.
  • Your request must include your name, address and details of the manuscript to be critiqued. Please also include the full word count of the manuscript. It would be helpful to include any area which you may be concerned about.
 

Want to pay in USD? Please send a PayPal payment directly to annettejyoung@gmail.com for the amounts below:

Manuscript evaluation: 236.00 USD

Chapters 1-3 : 63.00 USD

1ST Chapter: 39.00 USD

3 x short stories or articles (as in the guidelines above) 63.00 USD

 

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