Manuscript Review

What is a Manuscript Review?

The Manuscript Review is a process that interrogates the quality and consistency of the content of a raw manuscript from an informed perspective. The manuscript is read cover to cover. The document is evaluated in totality before an author submits his manuscript for editing and proofreading. Feedback will typically highlight main points and include comments about strengths and weaknesses, inconsistencies, poor flow in the storyline, character flaws, lack of worldbuilding and more. The writer or author receives constructive and neutral feedback. It allows for the necessary improvements or adjustments to be made.

The term Manuscript Review is favoured here at Real Life REBEL℠ BOOK Nerd. In the industry, however, often, also referred to as Manuscript Appraisal or Manuscript Critique.

When is a Manuscript Review beneficial?

The comprehensive feedback of a Manuscript Review is beneficial once the first draft is complete. Request this service ahead of editing to understand the structural strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript.

This process is beneficial when one has to:

  • Decide on what kind of editing a manuscript requires.
  • Major structural elements are problematic.
  • Neutral opinion to improve the quality and consistency of the content.

What to expect when you book this Service?

The Real Life REBEL℠ BOOK Nerd’s Manuscript Review Service is inclusive of inline comments, light proofreading, and a comprehensive report detailing clear, actionable recommendations, covering the following:

  • Opening Scene
  • Characterisation and Motivation
  • Plot and Conflict
  • Pacing
  • Setting and Worldbuilding
  • Dialogue
  • Craft
  • Overall Impression of the work of art
  • Suggested improvements on mentioned points
  • Pick up on noticed grammar and typos, and highlight these

Often, if there is a need, suggested research material is included for the benefit of the author.


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