Written analysis

Every manuscript can benefit from a written analysis; however, we will rely on your evaluation of whether your book needs structural and organizational assistance.

This service is a “hands-off,” high-level read. We will not make any changes to your manuscript; instead, we will give specific examples and offer suggestions for improvement.

This service will include any or all of the following tasks:

We will read the manuscript once.

• Preliminary formatting will be done, including assigning styles to headings and subheadings and autogenerating a Table of Contents, which will help us analyze the structure of your book in an outline form.

 

 

 We will identify weak spots, areas that need strengthening, and parts that appear to be missing.

We will assess whether the sequence of events and character development are effective. If a timeline or a character list will help sort out dates and multiple character names, we will include these items.

• We will discuss the use of tenses and/or flashbacks and indicate whether their use is consistent and/or confusing.

We will submit an estimate for additional written analyses, if required. 

After we discuss what structural and/or organizational issues you want us to make for you as a result of the written analysis, we will proceed to the developmental editing stage.