Before you consider releasing your manuscript to any publisher for publication, you need to have a professional editor inspect your manuscript. You’ve spent a long time writing your book. Now you want to know if it’s any good.

If your manuscript needs work, you want to know now — before you invest in potentially costly book production. Professional editing will make your book as polished and marketable to your target audience as possible.

Wheatmark’s Manuscript Assessment service gives you a professional evaluation of your unpublished manuscript. A senior-level editor reviews your manuscript to assess key areas of your book and to determine the extent of editing needed for your manuscript to meet professional publishing standards.

Manuscript Assessment Feedback and Recommendations 

  • Writing

    Is the writing polished? Does it feel professional or amateurish? How common are clunky sentences that need editing? Do wordy, repetitive sections need trimming? Is the text consistent or contradictory? Is the word usage (clichés, metaphors, idioms) effective or problematic? Is the point of view (POV) of the characters used well? Are the arc of the characters and the arc of the story appropriate? Are the characters well defined and appealing?

  • Voice and Tone

    Is the narrator’s voice authentic, compelling, engaging, irritating? What is the tone of the book (formality, use of first or second person, humor, etc.)? Does the tone fit the piece?

Manuscript Assessments are typically completed in two to three weeks.


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Call 1-888-934-0888 ext. 106 if you have questions or prefer to place your order over the phone.

Upon receipt of your order, we’ll get in touch with you about submitting your manuscript for assessment. Thanks!