BOUND'S MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION PROGRAMME
We are excited to launch the Manuscript Evaluation programme, through which writers can find out if their works-in-progress have potential, how to work on their manuscripts and whether their submission package is up to scratch. Our writers' works are as dear to us as they are to them!
We provide candid, constructive, and thorough feedback on your manuscript’s condition and its literary and commercial potential. The idea isn’t to callously judge a work or its writer but to give you a professional book editor’s perspective on what works, what doesn’t work or could work better, and what you might consider doing to give your manuscript the best chance of marketplace success. This feedback helps inform your revision process and bring clarity to your goals.
Once we’ve read your manuscript, provided written feedback, and discussed that with you by phone or email, you’ll have a much better sense of where your work stands in relation to relevant industry standards, what you need to work on, and what editorial course may be appropriate.
Beta readers’ is just a fancy way to say test readers, really. We will give you a 1-page report that will tell you whether the story works, if it has promise and whether you should invest in the second and third drafts.
This service is more thorough and detail-oriented. The five page editorial letter covers feedback on a range of issues, including : pacing; flow of narrative; transitions; voice; plot; structure; dialogue; character development; audience; potential market.
How can you give your work its best chance when you submit it to agents or publishers? This service will give you a professional view of your submission material and clear suggestions for any improvements.