The manuscript evaluation is a 7–10 page review of your book.
It is the ideal place to begin your journey to publication. It will provide valuable feedback and a clear understanding of your next steps.
I encourage writers to provide a list of specific questions they want to be answered within my feedback. Examples: Did the story confuse you at any point? Is my main character likeable?
I will write to you at length about the following:
inconsistencies in the narrative
parts that are beautiful, effective, and/or emotionally resonate with me as the reader
whether the story holds my attention throughout
whether the dialogue feels natural and if each character has a distinct voice and style of speaking
my opinion on each character
Are they likeable?
Do I care about following their journey?
Are their motivations clear and understandable?
Are they a true to life, fully developed, and believable character?
the balance between dialogue, description, and action
suggestions for parts to remove, shorten, or expand upon
the story's ending
Is the ending predictable or surprising?
Does it fulfill my expectations as a reader?
Does it leave the reader wanting more?
Does it provide closure to the story?
recommendations for editing services
Specifically non-fiction areas of assessment:
coherent organization of topics and subtopics into chapters, sections, and paragraphs
logical development of ideas for readers' comprehension
whether the writing's tone and formality is appropriate for its purpose and audience
the author's credibility as a source for this information (experience, education, and/or research)