Initial Editorial Assessment

  • Product code IEA1


An Initial Editorial Assessment (sometimes called an Editorial Appraisal) is a professional report on the strengths of your work, identifying areas for improvement.

If you're not ready to start your publishing journey yet, but simply require feedback on your writing and perhaps some editorial advice, then an Initial Editorial Assessment is the perfect place to begin.

Send us the first 50 pages (approximately 3 chapters, or 15,000 words) of your manuscript plus a one-page synopsis and covering letter briefly outlining your aims for your work.

We will make a preliminary assessment specific to the genre in which you're working. We'll examine and report back to you on commercial potential, structure and characterisation, along with a list of recommendations and advice about any areas of your manuscript which we feel may benefit from further improvement.

The Initial Editorial Assessment is £120 + VAT. VAT at the standard rate will be added during the checkout process if relevant.

What do I get?

  • An annotated manuscript containing tracked changes and comments.

  • A detailed written report of at least three A4 pages.

  • A summary of the strengths of your manuscript.

  • A summary of the areas which need improvement.

  • A list of recommendations and suggested further action.

“The personal service I received was superior. No query or problem was left unanswered or unattended.”

Nicholas King