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How much does a manuscript assessment cost?

  • The cost of a manuscript assessment is determined by the word count.
    Prices increase incrementally every 10,000 words. 

  • No GST is applicable for international clients outside New Zealand.

  • For an 80,000 word novel I would deliver a report of approximately 2500 to 3000 words.

  • Shorter manuscripts will receive shorter reports. For example, a 16,000-20,000 word manuscript would receive a report of 1200-1500 words.

I provide fixed written quotes prior to commencement of work after receiving an indication of the word count. Request a quote

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"The assessment was very helpful. The positive comments were encouraging, the criticism constructive. Most useful was the advice on grammar, punctuation and structure, as was the information on publishers and agents. The hand notes on the hard copy manuscript were also very, very useful."

Malcolm Crawford

“Sue reviewed my manuscript and provided a very in-depth report. We had a subsequent meeting, which I found invaluable. I followed her advice, which initially I had thought would be difficult to achieve. However, taking her advice has resulted in a novel that now flows so much better. I would recommend Sue unreservedly.” 

Dave Burt (thriller)