You see the forest, but I see the trees.
Characterization, pacing, structure, internal consistency, dialogue, and flow are all crucial to an engaging story. My manuscript evaluation will give you a detailed breakdown of your story's strengths and weaknesses, as well as actionable feedback for improvement.
$60 (<35k words)
$85 (<80k words)
$110 (<120k words)
$150 (>120k words)
What I'm evaluating
Plot cohesion and consistency (including the dreaded plot hole!)
Characterization and character impression on the reader
Overall readability and clarity
Pacing, structure, and tension
How the overarching theme comes through the story
Narrative strength and balance
Whether dialogue is organic, in character, and meaningful to the narrative
Story components build off one another and pay off by the ending (foreshadowing, irony, hints and clues, etc.)
Conformance to (and/or subversion of) genre standards and expectations
When I'm evaluating your manuscript, I'm wearing my reader glasses, but also my editor hat, which gives you insight into raw reader enjoyment as well as strategies to strengthen your story and improve your craft.
What you receive
Word document with Tracked Changes showing my reactions, comments, and questions in real time as I read
Detailed editorial letter that covers areas/topics that excel or need more work, with specific examples within the text and multiple suggestions for improvement
A voucher for 35% off a repeat evaluation after you've made more changes/edits*
*to be used within six months of completion of original round of evaluation