Analysis and Evaluation


Analysis and Evaluation (A&E):  $475 and up
   Is your manuscript ready for editing? You may have already done such a great job that you only need some light editing or no editing at all. On the other hand, you don’t want to go ahead and have it edited and then find out that you have to make substantial changes and that the editing was a waste of time and money. Let me analyze and evaluate your manuscript before you edit. You won’t be sorry.
   In your written Analysis and Evaluation, I’ll comment on your opening, chapters, characterization, dialogue, description, action, point-of-view, structure, setting, conflict, ending, rising action, dramatic development, and much more. And I’ll write out an Action Plan: what you should do and when you should do it. I’ll also comment on marketability, who your reader is, and what kind of book you are offering.
   On average, I spend 10 to 20 hours preparing an A&E, which often runs from 8 to 10 pages or more. Some A&Es have gone as long as 20 to 25 pages, pointing out specific areas that are strong and those that need more work. I will quote directly from your manuscript and at times rewrite a piece to show you what I mean. I don’t like vague generalizations, nor do you. Consequently, I will be specific and detailed.
   When you have finished reading the A&E, you will know if you are ready for editing or what you have to do to get your manuscript in shape.
    An average manuscript runs about 65,000 to 75,000 words. The cost is determined by word count and complexity. For instance, if you are sending a jargon-laden tome or one brimming with convoluted sentences, it will take much longer to read and evaluate. If your manuscript drastically exceeds the standard word count, let’s discuss what to do. As I have received manuscripts as long as 338,000 words, you can see why we have to figure this out together. Let's make a deal we're both happy with.
Time to complete average manuscript A&E: about 2 weeks

     "Allen's expertise in writing, and his ability to teach others was instrumental
      in bringing my first rough draft to a successful published story."

-Sandra J. Dixon, PMHCNS-BC, author of The Invisible Girl:
Uncovering Repressed
Memories of Childhood Sexual Abuse
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   It would be my privilege to work with you on your manuscript.
Please contact me so we can discuss the details of your project. Everything you tell me is confidential.

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