These services comprise:
  • Proofreading/copy editing
  • Manuscript evaluation/critique
We will evaluate or edit as much or as little as you need -- from a one-page synopsis to a full manuscript.
These services are charged by word count, one cent ($.01) per two (2) words, or $.0050 per word. A 50,000 word manuscript evaluation or copy edit would total $300.00. For the Total Package, the charge is one cent ($.01) per two (2) words, or $.0050 per word for Proofreading and Copy Editing, and twenty percent of that charge for Manuscript Evauluation and Critique. Thus, a Total Package for a 50,000 word manuscript would be $360. Additional charges may apply if the manuscript requires extensive evaluation or editing.

Allow two weeks for shorter evaluations, four to six weeks for full manuscripts and copy edits.

MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION AND CRITIQUE
This applies to your story.

Submissions are evaluated according to commonly identified submission guidelines from various publishing houses. Readability is evaluated according to the guidelines found in How To Write, Speak and Think More Effectively, by Rudolf Flesch.

Obviously, there is a certain amount of subjectivity in evaluating a story. This can enhance the objective standard evaluation, particularly when an evaluator's opinion has been shaped by writing and editing experience and extensive reading.

Your submission will be evaluated for

  • Overall strengths and weaknesses
  •  Plot, story arc
  •  Characterization, character arc
  •  Goal, motivation, conflict
  •  Emotional engagement
  • Setting, location
  • Dialogue
  • Description
  • Pacing
  • Readability

If you are confident of your grammar and spelling, but less secure in your storytelling, consider this package.

What you get: A written report with extensive evaluation of your story in the areas identified above.

PROOFREADING AND COPYEDITING
This applies to your writing.

Submissions are edited for spelling and grammar using Garbl's Style Manual, Dictionary.com. and other online grammar resources.

Your submission will be checked for proper capitalization and punctuation. Grammatical errors will be identified and corrections suggested. Common errors include subject-verb disagreement, overuse of adjectives and adverbs, dangling participles, and passive voice, their/there/they're errors, and others.  If you're confident of your storytelling ability, but unsure about grammar and spelling, this package is for you.

What you get: You will receive via email attachment a copy of your submission with errors highlighted and suggested corrections.

TOTAL EDIT PACKAGE

Includes both Manuscript Evauluation and Critique and Proofreading and Copy Editing, as described above.


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