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Six easy steps to arrange a manuscript assessment

  1. You tell me your word count, identify your genre and email to me your first chapter, a one-page synopsis and a short bio, target readership, in confidence.
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  2. I quickly evaluate this information and if your project is suitable and I think I can help you I’ll give you a cost estimate for a manuscript assessment.

  3. Once you’ve accepted my cost estimate for assessing your manuscript you post or email me your manuscript (depending on whether you’re a New Zealand or international client).
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  4. I confirm when I’ve received your manuscript and provide an estimated delivery time for my assessment.

  5. You receive a detailed written report and some comments on the hard copy manuscript (if you have selected this additional option).

  6. You are clearer about what you need to do next with your manuscript to bring it closer to publication standard.

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"Excellent, Ten out of ten for your report. I wasn't surprised by any of your critiques and recommendations. They were first-class. It took three readings of the report to absorb all of your advice. I'm sure that I can now work through any shortcomings and will act on your recommendations."

John Harnett
(General adult fiction)

"Having Sue assess my manuscript provided excellent feedback and will add real value to my book. Her written report allowed me to think through the book from a high level to sharpen its focus and style, enhancing it as a publishing proposition. Her detailed annotations on the manuscript itself were also very helpful when redeveloping sections. The options provided for publication helped to demystify what the next steps could be."

Roger McEwan