Manuscript Critique > Sample Manuscript Evaluation
the first page of our evaluation, which gives you an idea
of what you will receive without us having to share our "secret
ingredients" with our competitors. The entire blank evaluation contains
three pages. When completed, the evaluation is typically five to
seven pages in length.
We fill in each section of the
evaluation with detailed information about your work. We evaluate the good points
about your manuscript, as well as identify any specific changes that you need to make.
instance, #1 under the "Format" heading is "typed," indicating whether your manuscript
is typed properly. A novel manuscript should have
1" margins all around; be in 12 pt. font; and be in Courier, Times New Roman, Arial,
or other similar standard font. If it is not in this format, we will tell you
exactly what needs to be changed. If the format is correct, we would type
something like "correct" in this spot.
Fiction Manuscript Evaluation
approx. word count:
- Cover page
- Author’s bio
- Table of contents
- Cover art
Rules of Standard Written
scale = 1 to 5, with 5 being virtually no errors found
perfect score = 50 points
average score = 40 points
- Sentence structure
- Modifier placement
- Subject-verb agreement
- Word choice (tone, clarity, conciseness, diction, voice, parallelism)
- First page "grabber"
- Hook at end of first chapter/elsewhere
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