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The Ultimate Manuscript Assessment 

Get expert insights and feedback from a professional publishing editor and managed submission to literary agencies.

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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. 

A Marked-Up Manuscript and Structural Edit.

Our manuscript assessment process has been developed by publishing editors formerly of Penguin Random House to meet publishing standards. Our editors have experience publishing global bestsellers. Your manuscript assessment will prepare your work for publishing, and we'll make a plan to submit your work to our world-class literary agency partners.

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The Ultimate Manuscript Assessment

Our manuscript assessment process has been developed by publishing editors formerly of Penguin Random House to meet publishing standards. Our editors have experience publishing global bestsellers. Your manuscript assessment will prepare your work for publishing, and we'll make a plan to submit your work to our world-class literary agency partners.

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Achieve Your Ambition to Get Published.

Your editor will work on your manuscript, marking up your chapters with encouraging notes on excellent storytelling and polished prose, as well as pointing out areas that could be improved. The feedback will cover every aspect of your story: structure, setting, characters, pace and so much more. Your editor will also offer notes on your pitch, synopsis and your ambitions for the novel. You’ll enjoy a live 45-minute video debrief with your editor so that you can ask those niggling questions and receive a beautifully presented and comprehensive detailed report.

By the end of the Ultimate Manuscript Assessment, you’ll have a clear plan for your next steps.

Publishing Ambition

We'll begin with your ambition and identify how the work meets the requirements of your chosen publishing genre and its positioning and potential within the current market to highlight its best opportunities.

Publishing Ambition

We'll begin with your ambition and identify how the work meets the requirements of your chosen publishing genre and its positioning and potential within the current market to highlight its best opportunities.

The Pitch, Cover Letter and Synopsis

An in-depth analysis of these essential elements of paramount importance when submitting to literary agents. We'll revise these in line with your ambitions to ensure they're compelling, commercial and excite prospective literary agents.

The Pitch, Cover Letter and Synopsis

An in-depth analysis of these essential elements of paramount importance when submitting to literary agents. We'll revise these in line with your ambitions to ensure they're compelling, commercial and excite prospective literary agents.

Editorial Report

A thorough and intensive report that evaluates the structure, the setting, the characters and the pace of your manuscript, offering practicable steps to improve these elements as well as highlighting those in need of improvement as we look at the big picture of your book the way a publishing editor would.

Editorial Report

A thorough and intensive report that evaluates the structure, the setting, the characters and the pace of your manuscript, offering practicable steps to improve these elements as well as highlighting those in need of improvement as we look at the big picture of your book the way a publishing editor would.

A Marked-Up Manuscript

A fully marked-up manuscript that looks at your work, sentence by sentence, to consider what each line, paragraph and scene add to your story, your character and plot. 

A Marked-Up Manuscript

A fully marked-up manuscript that looks at your work, sentence by sentence, to consider what each line, paragraph and scene add to your story, your character and plot. 

Live Video Debrief

A 45-minute debrief with your editor with the opportunity for you to ask questions and to consider your best path to publishing. Recorded for you to keep, accompanying your report.

Live Video Debrief

A 45-minute debrief with your editor with the opportunity for you to ask questions and to consider your best path to publishing. Recorded for you to keep, accompanying your report.

Your Path to Publishing

An action plan for next steps to develop or revise your manuscript for submission to literary agencies in order to secure representation. We will advise you on how we can help and agree a planned pathway. If your novel isn't quite ready yet, but we think it has promise we will agree to review it again after you make the edits, to submit on your behalf to agencies.

Your Path to Publishing

An action plan for next steps to develop or revise your manuscript for submission to literary agencies in order to secure representation and a publishing contract. We will advise you how we can help and agree a planned pathway.

Literary agent representation

The Novelry is partnered with the world’s leading literary agencies keen to see the exceptionally high standard of work of our creative writing course graduates. A great agent can get you the best deal for publishing, TV and film rights too.

Our Literary Agency Partners
Literary agent representation

The Novelry is partnered with the world’s leading literary agencies keen to see the exceptionally high standard of work of our creative writing course graduates. A great agent can get you the best deal for publishing, TV and film rights too.

Our Literary Agency Partners
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You take your writing seriously, and so do we. 

 If you have taken our Novel Course and The Big Edit, you are pre-qualified for enrolment, sign up!

If you have not taken our novel course, you can send a brief one-page summary or synopsis of your novel or memoir story and the first 500 words in advance of purchase to apply in the first instance. Our pre-qualification evaluation service is completely free.

After you sign up, you will be able to upload your fiction or memoir manuscript to us and we will confirm receipt and your editor. You have a 7-day money-back guarantee should you change your mind.

We neither ask nor receive any commission from the literary agencies to whom we submit your work with your full prior agreement. (Check the small print in the terms of other consultancies.) Our relationship with our literary agency partners is based on trust and excellence.

We offer simple, plain pricing. We are not the cheapest service on the market – we aim to be the best.

Pre-qualification service
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Apply For The Ultimate Manuscript Assessment Today.

 

 If you are a member of The Novelry and have taken our Novel Course and The Big Edit, you are pre-qualified for enrolment. If you have not taken our novel course, you can send a synopsis of your novel and the first chapter in advance of purchase to apply in the first instance. The evaluation service is completely free.

After you sign up, you will be able to upload your fiction or memoir manuscript to us and we will confirm receipt and your editor. You have a 7-day money-back guarantee should you change your mind.

We neither ask nor receive any commission from the literary agencies to whom we submit your work with your full prior agreement. (Check the small print in the terms of other consultancies.) Our relationship with our literary agency partners is based on trust and excellence.

We offer simple, plain pricing. We are not the cheapest service on the market – we aim to be the best.

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Reviews of Our Manuscript Services
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The Creative Writing Courses With 5* Reviews

(Because we love what we do.)

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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

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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

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“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

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Impressive.”

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

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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 cutIt gave me fresh perspective and energy to tackle issues in my ms - I would recommend very highly.” 

– Jill Whitehouse

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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

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Immensely helpful.”

I was impressed by the knowledgable and experienced editors who gave me invaluable help with the editing process. I have made structural changes and improved the characterisation of my novel. Five stars.

– Laura Faulkner

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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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