An editorial assessment is a professional editor’s initial review of your manuscript. The editor will read through the entire manuscript and provide thoughtful, in-depth feedback on elements such as plot, characterization, structure, consistency, and style. Feedback from an editorial assessment can lead to significant changes to your manuscript, and it can help you identify your book’s strengths and weaknesses. The assessment can also help you determine if your work is ready for query.
Here are some of the benefits of an editorial assessment:
- Concise, direct feedback on the state of your manuscript
- Clear evaluation of strengths and weaknesses
- Preparation for developmental editing or beta reading ahead of publication
If you’re serious about getting your manuscript published, an editorial assessment is a valuable first step.