The Professional Manuscript Assessment.
Achieve your ambition to get published with a marked up manuscript and structural edit from publishing professionals from major Big Five publishers.
Our in-house professional editorial team will evaluate every aspect of your story and writing: from the overall narrative arc to each character, from pace and momentum to prose and dialogue and provide an in-depth report typically of 15-20 pages of over 7500 words with a 45-minute Zoom session with your editor and a marked-up manuscript.
The service for writers seeking a literary agent and publishers; we will make a plan with you to submit to our literary agency partners.
The Novelry's editorial team and services are recommended by the world’s leading literary agencies.
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What happens after the UMA?
“Gave me confidence and renewed energy.”
“The Novelry's approach leaves no word unturned, but the tone is always encouraging. The three prong approach of a face-to-face discussion, followed by a wider report on structural edits with the chance to review detailed suggestions for micro edits throughout the manuscript worked brilliantly. If you are tempted to send out a manuscript when you know it isn't firing on all cylinders, don't do it! Get the Ultimate Manuscript Assessment. This was a hugely enjoyable process. I learned how to develop my manuscript with publication in mind, but I also learned a lot about myself as a writer. Don't hesitate!”
– Deirdre Huston
“Such insightful and powerful feedback.”
“I now have a clear sense of the road ahead. It’s plain that my editor is not only an expert in her field, but she’s heartfelt and authentic, and she truly understood my manuscript. The written report is accessible, in-depth and instructive. It’s clarified the intangible, and I know now what will make the novel more robust moving forward.
The entire experience has been energising. I feel hopeful and laser-focussed.”
– Brooke Hardwick
“Extremely generous, positive and beautifully put, just spot on.”
“Clarity and bang on recommendations for improvement from someone I quickly trusted to have the book's best interests at heart. The editorial notes were thoughtful, thought-provoking but also I felt they came from a place of honesty and a genuine desire to make it a better book. I go back to them before I start any editing. You might think it's more expensive than others but the depth and breadth of feedback makes it worth its weight in gold. Plus, if they like your work, they'll introduce you agents.”
– Chloe Fowler
“I wanted to say thank you so much for the Ultimate Manuscript Assessment. It is so motivating that a professional editor has taken my writing seriously. I am incredibly impressed with the thoroughness of your work and your understanding of my manuscript. The recommendations you've made are clear and instantly helped me see what changes I could make. I particularly liked the options you suggested for deepening the characterizations and the way in which you helped me imagine alternatives.”
– Megan Wilkinson-Tough
“Experienced and brilliant editors.”
“Tightening the pitch during the live session gave me the focus to drive through the changes identified in the notes and marked up ms and director’s cut. It gave me fresh perspective and energy to tackle issues in my ms - I would recommend very highly.”
– Jill Whitehouse
“Exceeded my expectations.”
“My editor was as incredibly thorough and gave constructive criticism in a kind manner. Having the feedback of a professional editor was tremendously helpful. he marked-up manuscript was invaluable. a pitch is so challenging that an editor's take on it after reading the full manuscript has been instrumental. Absolutely recommended.”
– Jennifer Stein
“Thoughtful, inspiring, astute feedback.”
“For a writer whose desire is to be published in today's market, I'd recommend this 100 percent. To gain the professional insight and understanding of a commercial goal alongside an artistic goal, 100 per cent. I am humbled by the care and time taken on the MS in feedback and feel it is a huge privilege to have one's work looked at in this way.”
– Atalanta Georgopoulos
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