Editorial Evaluation

Editorial Evaluation (Developmental Review)
Base Rate: $599.00
Turnaround: 2 – 3 weeks

An Editorial Evaluation (Developmental Review) offers authors the chance to have their work read and critiqued prior to the editing process. Though content organization and flow are reviewed when obtaining an Extensive Edit, extensive changes—such as a point of view change, plot and character strengthening, or substantive reorganization—can often lead to the necessity of additional extensive edits. A review can also provide authors with assistance in refining their initial manuscript drafts. (Please note that a manuscript review does not include a copyedit. If you would like to receive a copyedit, please choose another service type.)

A manuscript review may include a critique of the following:

  • Artistic Unity
  • Tension
  • Language/reader accessibility
  • Plot
  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Dialogue
  • Narration
  • Tone/Emotion
  • Description
  • Style
  • Sentence Structure and Rhythm
  • Presentation

Request a free quote for this project! Submit using the sample submission form, and we will review your manuscript and make a recommendation for either a standalone Editorial Evaluation or Copyediting with Review Commentary included. Please note: We do not provide a free sample for standalone evaluations, as this is difficult to do from reviewing only a few pages of the material; however, we continue to provide a free sample for all Copyediting services, including Copyediting with Review Commentary.

Listed price may be subject to change based on manuscript page count or contents.

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