Editorial Evaluation (Developmental Review)

Starting at $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.  An Evaluation will address crucial structural items, such as point of view, plot and character strengthening, recommendations regarding the addition or subtraction of content, or substantive reorganization. A review can also provide authors with assistance in refining their initial manuscript drafts.

An Editorial Evaluation 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.

*A manuscript review does not include a copyedit. If you would like to receive a copyedit, please choose another service type.