Now you’ve completed your novel, before you embark on a copy-edit you want to be sure that the big-picture elements work successfully. Is your plot plausible and compelling? Are your characters believable? Does your story drag at times and zip by too fast at others? Will your readers feel satisfied by the ending?
I’ll write you an unbiased and honest assessment of your manuscript which will offer constructive feedback on your book’s strengths and weaknesses, and provide some suggestions for development and improvement. I’ll also address any specific concerns you may have. And if you’d like a full developmental edit, then I’ll highlight issues and make specific comments and suggestions throughout your manuscript as well.
In your report I’ll consider issues such as:
- theme, audience and structure
- point of view
- tension, pace and narrative shape
- opening and closing chapters
- timelines and settings
- scene and summary
- voice and tone
- language and style
How it works
The report will usually consist of 8–15 pages which I’ll send to you as a PDF. Before I start, I’ll send you a questionnaire which will provide you with the opportunity to tell me about your writing background, what your intentions are and any particular concerns you may have, enabling me to best focus my feedback.
For a full developmental edit, I’ll illustrate the report by highlighting relevant issues and passages throughout your manuscript and making comments using Word Track Changes.
An editorial report costs from 399€ for a manuscript of 50,000 words. Please contact me for prices for a full developmental edit.
A deposit of 50% is required upon booking and the balance is due on completion.
I’m a Spanish resident and registered as autónomo. My fees are in euros and include IVA (Spanish VAT) at 21%. Payment is accepted via bank transfer or alternative (such as TransferWise or CurrencyFair) to my Spanish bank account.