The editor then writes a brief and honest evaluation of the work that addresses the above questions.
Chanticleer Reviews’ Manuscript Overviews make this type of brutally honest feedback available to every author, whether they have a publishing contract or not.
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When the author decides that the story is ready (and the lit agent and/or publisher agrees), she may send it off for another manuscript overview with either the same editor or get a second opinion. Or the author may decide that the work is ready for a Line Edit.
Fundamentally, the manuscript overview allow authors to WRITE and CREATE rather than rework and reword a story idea again and again while trying to get it “right.” The honest feedback gives the author an advantage of the traditional publishing houses where authors continuously get feedback and are under contract to produce. Manuscript overviews allow the author to spend creative time developing stories, characters, unique language, and new plot twists rather than trying to dissect their own works. They also allow for the author to gain fresh perspective.
The manuscript overview saves the author time and energy, and if the author is self-published, then money in editing fees.
Each stage of editing brings an entirely new set of fresh eyes and fresh perspective to a work. Imagine the kind of polish that will bring to your work.
Put the power of traditional publishing’s collaborative expertise behind your work. Begin with a manuscript overview. Our clients, who have taken advantage of the Chanticleer Reviews Manuscript Overview service, swear that they will never go back to writing another novel without first having a manuscript overview conducted on early on.
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$425 for 1,000 to 2,000 word manuscript overview/evaluation from one of Chanticleer’s senior editors for a work under 120,000 words.
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