DE 5: Manuscript Evaluation
$49. How to do a manuscript assessment, evaluation, or critique. This self-paced class teaches you how to add the additional service of manuscript evaluation to your menu of offerings.
This is a great option for authors not ready for a full developmental edit who just need some overall guidance about where their ms is going wrong and how to fix it.
For more experienced authors, offering a manuscript evaluation can be a way to provide “a second set of eyes” to help them avoid dropped plot threads or open questions they don’t intend. It’s a budget-friendly option that can help an author get a feel for working with you before engaging you for a more expensive developmental edit.
You can also use a version of this process to quickly determine the amount of developmental work a project is likely to need, which helps you quote project fees more realistically.
The class includes a full ms for you to practice on and provides a sample evaluation that you can compare yours to.