Editorial Assessment

“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” – Albert Einstein

An editorial assessment (also known as a manuscript evaluation) is an overall critique of the “big picture.”

This edit involves minimal mark-up; any mark-up is for clarification of notes in the edit letter, and will mostly be found in the first few chapters. Here we are looking for authentic and consistent characters, a sound and marketable premise, as well as a cohesive and engaging plot. This will be achieved by analyzing the technique and style, the clarity, the voice, the tone, the reading level, and the audience appropriateness. General and reoccurring punctuation and grammar errors will also be noted but not marked on the manuscript, since this evaluation is often used to guide substantial rewrites.


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Elle's guidance, advice and patience put me at ease. I felt like I was still in command of my own creativity and my belief in my story and my ability to write well was reignited again. . . . Thank you, EditElle, for editing my very first manuscript and many more to come.

In the words of the great Stephen King “To write is human, To edit is divine.”

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She does a detailed and thorough job, explaining everything and adapting as needed for the project. I look forward to working with her on different projects this year.

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She's asked me some surprising yet thought provoking questions that have really got me thinking about my ideas and characters and deepened the world I'm creating.

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